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Local Governing Body
Simon Shadbolt, MBE
LEAD FOR IVY EDUCATION TRUST AND BEHAVIOUR
Simon was appointed as a Co-Opted Governor of Teignmouth Community School in January 2021.
His career began in the Royal Marines and spanned over 30 years with his last few appointments as a Brigadier (Director level) in Whitehall. Simon has extensive operational experience; taught at the Military Staff College; and worked across government and international organisations in his MOD roles. After leaving the Royal Marines he has had 12 years’ experience at Director/CEO/MD level in industry, in the UK and the Middle East, for HP, British Aerospace, Airbus and General Dynamics. He was awarded an MBE in 1994.
Simon lives in Exeter; is a Director of a local veteran’s charity; works as a government consultant; and wishes to give more to the local community in his role as a school governor.
LEAD FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DELIVERY
Michael was appointed as a Parent Governor in June 2022.
He has worked for South West Water for over 35 years starting as an apprentice and since 2012 as a Senior Manager within the business. Michael has worked in Engineering, Information Technology, Operations and Customer Service; and has extensive experience in Change Management, Operational Reporting and Operational Finance as well as Strategy development.
Michael lives in Teignmouth; is married and has two children at the school and three children who have graduated from Teignmouth and are pursuing careers in Nursing, HR and Technology.
LEAD FOR INCLUSION (DISADVANTAGED AND SEND)
Polly was appointed as a co-opted governor of TCS in December 2020. She is an Audit Associate at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants with experience in academy accounts. She is an ex-student of Teignmouth Community School and has a degree in Business and Management from the University of Exeter.
LEAD FOR ENRICHMENT, CAREERS
CHAIR OF DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
Jim was appointed as a Co-Opted Governor in January 2021. He served in the Royal Engineers before going into the construction equipment industry. He has an MBA and is the Operations Director and owner of his own business. Jim is married with 3 grown up children, all of whom studied at TCS.
Jim’s interests are rugby and classic cars. He is actively involved with careers advice at TCS and hopes to further this input whilst serving as a Governor.
LEAD FOR SAFEGUARDING AND ATTENDANCE
Louise was elected as a Parent Governor by the parents of Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road and appointed to the Governing Body in January 2021. She is a teacher of Modern Languages and a GCSE examiner for Spanish so is incredibly passionate about education and the importance of the school community; and brings with her expertise in curriculum and assessment, together with a parent viewpoint.
Louise lives in Teignmouth and has two children who attend TCS Exeter Road
Jane was appointed as a governor in May 2022.She has had over thirty years experience as a teacher in both Further Education and schools. She was a Head of Faculty in an FE college for many years and in the last ten years worked as an education consultant taking on senior roles and developing strategies for success. An Advanced practitioner in Teaching and Learning and an experienced manager , she has also been involved in international work in various countries for the International Baccalaureate in examining and exam inspections. Additionally, she has worked on projects for Ofqual and more recently been engaged in consultancy and interim management for colleges.