Governance Statement for school websites

Our school is proud to be part of the Crofty Multi Academy Trust, the running of which is overseen by the board of trustees – chaired by Mr Mike Hosking.

The Trust Board is made up of volunteers, mainly people who have been school governors in the past but also including people with specific business or educational skills. They set the strategic direction for the Trust, hold the Trust to account for its outcomes for students and oversee the work of the Executive Officers.

Each school has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who have delegated responsibility for standards and outcomes in that school, its safeguarding and its relationships with external stakeholders, especially parents. The Chairs of LGBs are held to account by the Board for outcomes in those areas.

The LGB will use its detailed knowledge and engagement with stakeholders to ensure that their school is being well served by the executive leadership, and has direct access to the board if there are concerns.

The Local Governing Body of Illogan School are all volunteers who give up their time to represent the community and to help shape the direction and aims of the School. Please click on their names below to find out more details about their term of office and responsibilities. For further information regarding the structure of the Crofty Multi Academy Trust, including details of trustees and members please click on the following link https://croftymat.org/governance-2/

The Clerk to the Governors and the Head Teacher always in attendance at the meetings.

Members of the Governing Body can be contacted through the school on 01209 842360 or by email through the Governor Contact Us page.


Parent Governor since 2018. Elected as Chair in July 2019.

I currently have 2 children in Illogan school.

I am a chartered architect in Truro.  I felt my experience as director of this small local business and my knowledge as an architect and project lead would be an asset to the LGB. 

By giving up my time and knowledge I hope to provide strategic leadership and focus to the local governing board, to assist the school with its development and improvements and ultimately have a positive impact on the children learning in the school.

Chair of Governors

Susan Kinver

Vice Chair of Governors

David Ekinsmyth

  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Co-opted Governor
  • PP & SEN Governor
  • Term of office: Feb 2017
  • No pecuniary interests

Parent Governor

Dr Matt Bull

  • Math Lead governor
  • Term of Office: April 2017
  • No Pecuniary interests

Parent Governor

John Kingston-Stevens

  • English and Reading Lead Governor
  • Term of Office: Feb 2017
  • No pecuniary interests

Staff Governor

Mrs J Webber

  • Teaching Governor
  • EYFS Lead
  • Term of Office: October 2017

Parent Governor

Sam Knuckey

Parent Governor since 2013, recently stepped down from Chair of Governors role due to work commitments. I currently have 2 children in Illogan school, with my eldest having just left to start secondary. 

I am the Customer Service Manager of Newquay Jobcentre and have worked for DWP for 20 years, so when I joined the board in 2013, I felt my experience of working within Government and recruitment would be an asset to the LGB. 

I am the Safeguarding and SEN lead governor.