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Interim Executive Board (IEB)

Jackie Eason (Chair of the IEB)

Jackie is a governor consultant who has worked in special measures schools supporting improvement and academy conversion. Jackie is a National Leader of Governance and works as an independent governor consultant. Jackie also develops and delivers training on behalf of the National Governors Association.


Jackie leads on the academy conversion process for the IEB, and is also the whistleblowing governor for safeguarding.


Phone: 07713 328 706

Phil Roe

Phil has spent his entire career within education, nearly half as a Headteacher of an “outstanding” school. In 2000 Phil's school achieved the accolade of becoming the most improved school in the country and as a result Phil became involved with developing government policy regarding school improvement. Latterly, Phil has spent time as an Advisor to the Ministry of Defence (if he told you more he’d have to kill you!!), an LA advisor, an Ofsted Inspector, a School Improvement Partner and finally as Director of Education for the national charity Bernardo’s UK.

Phil leads on school improvement, the post-Ofsted action plan, and teaching and learning.

Canon Perran Gay

Perran is the Chaplain to the Isles of Scilly (the resident Church of England parish priest who serves the islands). Perran is a former secondary school teacher, and also has experience of adult education and clergy training through his work with Exeter University and the Diocese of Truro, having led the Education Department at Truro Cathedral for seven years. Perran has been a governor of four church and community primary schools and a member of the governing body and audit committee of the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.

Perran leads on safeguarding, Mundesley House, and the off-island bases for the IEB.