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Governors

The Governing Body’s primary role is strategic, focussing on raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning, so that students fulfil their potential. The Governing Body’s prime accountability is to ensure that the College has effective safeguarding (child protection) policies in place that are in accordance with guidance issued by the Secretary of State, the LA and any locally agreed inter-agency procedures.

To contact individual Governors please mark for their attention and write care of the College or email office@tavistockcollege.org who will forward it on.

Our Governors

Ralph Crook

Chair - Co-opted Governor

I believe all students should have equal opportunities and a safe and fun learning environment to succeed, this is why I am a governor.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Dr Tim Alexander

Vice Chair, Vice Chair of Resources Committee - Co-opted Governor

My children have had a great experience at Tavistock College. I hope to support the College in being an enjoyable and nurturing environment for staff and pupils, helping the College to continue to improve academically while still supporting the breadth of experience beyond the curriculum that the College offers.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Philip Sanders

Chair of Resources Committee - Co-opted Governor

I want to ensure our young people get the best possible start in life by getting a broad based education.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Nigel Larcombe-Williams

Co-opted Governor

As a Governor I want to support good staff to do good things and support the school to give every child a rounded and challenging education so that our young people at Tavistock College have as many options as possible going forward.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Julie Stevens

Member Curriculum Committee - Co-opted Governor

High quality education for young people is vital if they are to become responsible, independent and happy adults and it is why I am a governor.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Alex Jackson

Member Curriculum Committee - Co-opted Governor

I am a governor because it is imperative the working force of the college can hold those in charge to account on their decisions. I believe I can listen and speak clearly enough.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Caroline Jordan

Vice Chair Curriculum Committee - Co-opted Governor

I am a new governor with a lot to learn. I am a social worker in Tavistock, have children going into years 7 and 13 and am committed to working towards the further improvement of the school.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Sean Sweeney

Member Curriculum Committee - Co-opted Governor

School improvement is a thrill and I want to be part of celebrating Tavistock’s continuing success.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Andrew Willetts

Member Resources Committee - Co-opted Governor

I want to be a governor so I can use my experience as a lawyer to help the college develop as a centre of excellence for the future and put something back into my local community.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Stuart Ridley

Chair Curriculum Committee, Safeguarding Lead - Co-opted Governor

I believe my experience as a school governor, together with professional expertise as a teacher and in leading SEN and Safeguarding, will enable me to support the staff at Tavistock and help the students to achieve to the very best of their ability.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Adam Reid

Co-opted Governor

I am particularly engaged in forging closer links between the two schools, and as the Governor with oversight for marginalised and hard-to-reach families hope that I can support the college in the excellent work that they are already doing in this respect

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Tim Randell

Member Resources Committee - Parent Governor

I feel I can offer the school my 35 years experience in senior management, commercial sales & marketing, PR and publishing. It is in the nature of the magazines that I publish locally that I am very focused on all aspects of the community of West Devon that the school serves. In addition I have a daughter at the school which makes me particularly keen to see that the school is successful and achieves the very highest education standards.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Susan Miller

Member Curriculum Committee - Parent Governor

I have a long standing history with Tavistock College, from my uncle that was in the very first intake when the doors where opened, to being a student, to now being a parent, I have watched as the college has changed, advanced, and taken great leaps, and this is what has drawn me to becoming a parent governor to ensure a great future for the college and it's students.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Jo Solman

Staff Governor

I was a student and am the 3rd generation of my family to attend this school. I have an invested interested in how we operate within this community and the positive impact we have now and for the future.

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 31/12/2021


Vacancy

Staff Governor

Tim Stapleton

Associate Member

As a past chairman of Exeter College ,l can help students with "progression " and the Board with resource management as each year gets financially tougher until at least 2020

Expiry of 4 year tenure: 01/02/2019


Safeguarding (Child Protection)
Stuart Ridley

Clerk to the Governing Body
Jay Hooper