Local Governing Body
After a career in marketing, finance and operations on the boards of commercial retail and catering businesses, Vic is now semi-retired and involved in the home care of looked after children in Devon. He has been a Governor/Director of the school for several years. Vic is Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance, HR & Estates Committee.
Originally a Director of the Trust (and Chair of Directors for several years), Mark became a Governor of Teignmouth Community School following the Trust expansion in the summer of 2019. He has been a police officer with Devon and Cornwall Constabulary since 1995 and is currently Chief Inspector. His most recent roles include Head of Policing in Teignbridge; Head of Operations Training at Middlemoor; and as a management consultant to the National Policing Improvement Agency.
Mark has two children, both of whom have studied at TCS, Exeter Road. Mark is Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of the Educational Outcome & Curriculum Committee, which incorporates Performance, SEN, and Disadvantaged Students.
Sarah was appointed as a Governor in June 2019, following the expansion of the Trust. She works for Devon County Council as a Foster Carer and is an active committee member for the Devon Foster Carers Association. She also works as a magistrate in the South West.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, reading and craft.
Sarah is the Governor Responsible for Safeguarding and Chair of the Safeguarding/Behaviour/CiC/Wellbeing Committee.
Mike has a long connection with the school, his children having attended what was then Teignmouth Community College. He had a career in mental health services, then became a young people’s mental health mentor, and a school literacy volunteer. For the last two years, he has given mental health support to students here in ‘Good to Talk’ sessions.
Mike is the Vice Chair of the Safeguarding/Behaviours/Children in Care/Wellbeing Committee, and the Governor responsible for Children in Care.
Karine is an International Trade Adviser with the Department of International Trade and is a French national with an interest in Modern Foreign Languages and a Certificate in Education. She has a child at Teignmouth Community School (Exeter Road).
Karine joined the Governance board in May 2019 to contribute to and support the school in achieving its strategic aims. Karine is Vice Chair of the Educational Outcome and Curriculum Committee.
Dr Mark McCarthy
Mark is a research scientist at the Met Office with a background in Physics and Maths and an interest in outreach and education of STEM subjects. He has children at Teignmouth Community School in both the primary and secondary schools and joined the Governance board in May 2019 to contribute to and support the school in achieving its strategic aims.
Mark is Vice Chair of the Finance, HR and Estates Committee.
Sarah is the Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at TCS Exeter Road. Having been a Director of the Trust since 2013, Sarah became a Governor of Teignmouth Community School following the Trust expansion in the summer of 2019.
She was a Parent Governor of Shaldon Primary School for six years and has four children, all of whom studied at TCS, Exeter Road.
Luke was appointed as a Staff Governor representing TCS Mill Lane in June 2019. He is the Deputy Head of School at Mill Lane responsible for SEND, behaviour, data and STEM. He has been with Mill Lane for several years and prior to this, he taught at our secondary school, Exeter Road.
Luke likes to stay active and has a passion for many sports which is what much of his free time is spent doing. Luke also enjoys reading, both around pedagogy to improve practice in schools and for pleasure.
Katy is the Principal of Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane. Prior to her appointment as a Director in October 2016, Katy also served as Company Secretary to the Trust and was part of the team who effected the academisation of the then Teignmouth Community College and Inverteign Primary School in March 2011.
Katy is a longstanding member of the school leadership, having previously held the position of Assistant Principal at Exeter Road.
James has a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Leeds University and served as an infantry officer for seven years before going into teaching. He has worked in schools in London, Plymouth, Tavistock, Liskeard and now Teignmouth.
Married with two children, he lives in Plymouth where he enjoys literature, music, the arts, running, cycling, trying to surf and living life to the full.
Gaby has been the TCS Clerk since October 2012 and is also a member of the admin team at TCS Exeter Road.