• safeguard and promote the values of the Trust, acting as ‘ambassadors’ for the Trust
  • ensure the Trust acts within its Objectives as set out in the Articles of Association
  • hold the Board to account
  • appoint and (where necessary) remove Trustees
  • receive reports and financial statements


  • set strategic vision, oversight and policies
  • effective governance and decision making
  • set targets for the Chief Executive Officer
  • oversight of standards and educational outcomes
  • review academy performance and budgets

Local Governing Bodies

Every Crofty MAT School is accountable to the Trust Board. A Local Governing Body is perfectly positioned to facilitate this and to ensure that their school can realistically meet the requirements of the Trust.

School governors communicate and work in conjunction with the Board to provide a vital link and additional level of accountability.

Core Role

  • Focus on consistently improving outcomes for all pupils but especially for disadvantaged pupils.
  • Provide challenge and support to leaders at all levels in the school.
  • Monitor the performance and progress of the school, agreeing strategies to achieve continuous improvement and monitoring the School Improvement Plan.
  • Strategic oversight of the curriculum.
  • Take all aspects of safeguarding and well -being seriously and appoint a designated Safeguarding governor.
  • Conduct an annual self- evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the governing body and the school’s improvement activities.
  • Promote Trust vision, policies and priorities
Mr Ian BruceFounder Member
Mr Tim DavisFounder Member
Mrs Carol GreenFounder Member
Mr John WhetterFounder Member
Mr Mike HoskingTrustee and Chair of Trust Board
Mr Nick LakeTrustee and Finance Lead
Mr Tom Briant-Evans Trustee
Mr Keith TiplerTrustee
Mr John WhetterTrustee
Company Secretary
Mr Jeremy Alder
Chairs of Local Governing Bodies
Mrs Susan KinverIllogan
Mrs Barbara McGuireLanner
Mr Nathan WilcePencoys
Mr Jim SethPennoweth
Miss Jessica CafePortreath
Mr Nick LakeRosemellin
Mr Keith TiplerRoskear
Mrs Kerrie MonkTreloweth
Mrs Barbara McGuireWeeth