GOVERNORS

Scheme of Delegation

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David Potter – Co-opted Governor

Chair of Teign LGB
Elected by Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Big 4 Professional Services Transformation Consultant. Working in the public sector on efficiency and restructuring programmes. Believes in ensuring our national prosperity is sustained through excellence in education and life experiences. Ambitious for Teign, its staff and students.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 19th December 2016

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Chair of Teign LGB. Teaching learning and assessment Governor, Leadership Development and LGB Systems and School Data

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
Director of Education South West Trust and Member of ESW Finance Committee

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Sean Chakraborty – Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Teign LGB
Elected by Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Commercial banking manager with over 30 years experience, supporting businesses from start up to multi-million turnover companies. Managed client portfolios in the South West and line managed teams spread across large geographical areas. Parent Governor for 8 years at Chudleigh Primary School, supporting the school to achieve two Outstanding OFSTED reviews. Also, a Parent Governor at Teign School before becoming a Co-Opted Governor. Passionate about achieving the best outcomes for all students.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 17th March 2016

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
School Policy Team

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Vice Chair of Teign LGB and Budget and Revenue

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

David Bone – Co-opted Governor

Elected by Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
None

Term in Office
4 years commencing 1st January 2019

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Raising achievements and outcomes governor

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
None

Stuart Goodchild – Co-opted Governor

Elected by Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
None

Term in Office
4 years commencing 1st January 2019

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Raising achievements and outcomes Governor, Community Engagement and Staff Well-Being Governor

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
None

Conrad Sutcliffe – Co-opted Governor

Elected by Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Freelance writer, broadcaster and editor with more than 30 years experience in print, digital and radio. Father of three sons, one of whom is currently at Teign. Interests include cricket, rugby, skiing and chess when time allows. Currently training as a lecturer in further and higher education. Aims to improve the image of Teign School.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 20th June 2016

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Community Engagement

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Son at Teign

Mark Tipper – Co-opted Governor

Elected by Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Joint Director and Owner of Tailored Wealth and Tailored Auto Enrolment, Wealth Management and Corporate Solutions Specialists. Passionate/Relentless regarding the power of growth mindset, culture and purpose in the workplace and schools. Governor for over 7 years, including previous posts as Chair of Teign and Director of TAST.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 20th June 2016

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Leadership Development

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
None

Amy Auton – Staff Governor

Elected by Teign School staff
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
None

Term in Office
4 years commencing 9th October 2017

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Staff CPD, Budget and Revenue and LGB Systems and School Data

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
None

Jo Halse – Staff Governor

Elected by Teign School staff
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
I have been the Library and Accelerated Reader Manager at Teign School since January 2014. More recently, I have also held a Pastoral Success Leader role. Eventually I will become more involved in developing reading skills across the school. I have a passion for getting students reading; whatever their ability. I gained my knowledge of children’s literature and skills in book promotion when I was Children’s Fiction Book Buyer for the WHSmith chain

Term in Office
4 years commencing 16th March 2018

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Health & Safety Representative

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
None

Phil Spicer – Staff Governor

Elected by Teign School staff
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
None

Term in Office
4 years commencing 16th March 2018

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
None

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
None

David Brown – Parent Governor

Elected by Teign School parents
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
None

Term in Office
4 years commencing 20th June 2016

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
Disciplinary Committee

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
None

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Nikki Bustin – Parent Governor

Elected by Teign School parents
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
I am married with two children and have been a Pension Administrator for a large insurance company since 2000. I’m a volunteer coach for a ladies netball group and primary after school gym club, as well as a first aider for a youth rugby team. All of these jobs give me an understanding of the community and giving back as well as passion to improve using data, feedback and reflection which I bring to the governor role as well.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 20th June 2016

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Safeguarding Governor and Health and Safety Governor

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
Assistant Supervisor selling Aloe Vera products

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Phil Carruthers – Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Married with 3 children, two attending Teign, the third at primary school. I am a self employed Chartered Surveyor but I have also taught at secondary school level. My interests are: skiing, cricket, mountain biking, walking, camping, motor bikes and Land Rovers.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 19th October 2018

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
School Policy Team

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Student Council Link Governor

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Children at Teign

Steve Hadley – Parent Governor

Elected by Teign School parents
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Managing Director and majority shareholder of the Devon Waste Management Group of Companies. Also a qualified Solicitor, having previously practiced Corporate Law (including governance) for 15 years. Responsible for the strategic direction of the business and lead its 140+ employees. Value the importance of a solid education and firmly believes that all pupils have the ability to achieve through the right educational support structure and environment.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 16th March 2018

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
None

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Stephen Heath – Parent Governor

Elected by Teign School parents
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Married with 2 children, one currently at Teign and the other one in a local primary school. Passionate about the well-being of our children and making sure they are enabled to leave school with the skills required to prosper in life, whatever their particular strengths may be.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 16th November 2018

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
None

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Andy Linscott – Parent Governor

Elected by Teign School parents
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
My daughter started Year 7 at Teign School in 2017 and my son is in primary school. My wife and I have lived in Kingsteignton for over 10 years, having both grown up in Devon. I have 20 years experience working within financial services across multiple roles. Currently responsible for leading strategic direction, adherence to regulatory policies and financial management for Lloyds Bank Business Insurance Services. I am passionate about ensuring our children have the best possible education and believe clear direction, leadership, support and challenge is key to ensuring the high standards of Teign are maintained and able to meet future challenges.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 31st October 2017

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Staff CPD, Budget and Revenue and LGB Systems and School Data

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Jo Sheppard – Parent Governor

Elected by Teign School parents
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Married with a son at Teign. I have worked in the public sector for 25 years in HMPS, the Met Office and currently as a Business Services Manager for CAFCASS with responsibility for providing efficient and effective processes, financial controls and business resources over 11 counties in the South and South West. As a parent governor, I want to ensure the decisions made are safe and in the best interests of the children and staff, and provide the best foundations for our children’s futures.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 16th November 2018

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
None

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Sam Tinkler – Parent Governor

Elected by Teign School parents
Teign School Local Governing Body

Bio
Married with 2 sons at Teign School. Employed as National Partnership Manager for Oxford University Press working with educational stakeholders and academy groups of schools. Experience in advising on education policy & curriculum in schools across academic and vocational qualifications.  Passionate about developing a love of learning and excellent outcomes for all students and making Teign School outstanding.

Term in Office
4 years commencing 27th November 2015

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
Vice Chair of Teign LGB, Teaching Learning & Assessment Governor

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
None

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Children at Teign

Jake Woodbridge – Co-opted Governor

Elected by Teign School Local Governing Body
Teign School Local Governing Body

Term in Office
4 years commencing 11 January 2019

Voting Rights
Yes

The Name of any committees they serve on
As required

Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair/vice chair etc
None

Relevant business / financial interests of governor
None

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern
Rydon Primary School

The relationships between governors and members of the school, including spouses, partners and relatives 
Child at Teign

Governors

GovernorsEnd of Term Office
Parent Governors
Mr P Carruthers18/11/22
Mrs S Tinkler26/11/19
Mrs N Bustin19/06/20
Mr D Brown19/06/20
Mr A Linscott01/11/21
Mr S Hadley15/03/22
Mr S Heath13/11/22
Mrs J Sheppard13/11/22
Staff Governors
Miss A Auton11/10/21
Mrs J Halse15/03/22
Mr P Spicer15/03/22
Co-opted Governors
Mr D Bone31/12/23
Mr S Goodchild31/12/23
Mr S Chakraborty - Vice Chair of Governors16/03/20
Mr M Tipper19/06/20
Mr Jake Sheppard10/01/23
Mr C Sutcliffe19/06/20
Mr D Potter - Chair of Governors18/12/20
Headteacher
Mrs S Wharfex officio

To view the Governor Attendance Record please click here

To view the Parent Governor Election Results please click here