Torquay Girls Grammar School

30 Shiphay Lane

Torquay TQ2 7DY

01803 613215

Y7-11 Absence: 01803 653 750

TGGS Governing Body

Chair of Governors - Mrs Sally Timmins
Vice Chairman - Mrs Suzanne Wright
Headteacher - Dr Nick Smith
Parent Governors
Mr Alan Furniss (Chair of Finance Committee)
Mrs Louise Rumbelow
Staff Governors
Mrs Beverly Brown
Mr Geoff Richards
Co-Opted Governors
none currently
Ex Officio
Dr Nick Smith (Headteacher)
Appointed Governors
Ms Julie Hutt
Mrs Beryl McPhail
Mr Albert Pengelly
Mrs Penny Rogers
Mrs Sally Timmins (Chair of Governors)
Mrs Ann White
Mrs Lynn White
Mrs Suzanne Wright (Vice Chair)
Clerk to the Governors
Ms Christine Cowling


If you need to contact any of the governors, please contact them through the Clerk to the Governors.


Governors' Meetings 

School Governors will meet on the following dates in the academic year 2017-2018:


Wednesday, 13th September

Wednesday, 11th October

Wednesday,  13th December

Wednesday,17th January

Wednesday, 21st February

Wednesday, 25th April

Wednesday, 16th May

Wednesday,  4h July


Meetings will take place at 4.15 p.m. in the Governors' Meeting Room. Click HERE to see meeting attendance for 2016/17.



Governors' Committees 2016/17

Policy AW, NS
Finance AF, BM, NS, RC
Pay/Staffing                     SW, AW, NS
Head’s PM SW, RC
Disciplinary  PR, AW, RC
Staff Appeals BM, JP, ST
Safeguarding     MW, NS
Health & Safety JH
External Complaints RC
Charitable Trust     RC, AW, NS (+ EJC)
Food Committee LW
Astro Turf Committee GR
Appeals/Admissions SW, NS
Responsible Officer  SW
Link Governor - Data SW, RC
Link Governor - SEND BB




Register of Interests

In accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook, TGGS confirms that no Governor has any relevant business or pecuniary interests in the Academy unless stated alongside their name.






Mrs B. Brown

Staff Governor

Elected until October 2020

Director of Tor Consulting Ltd.

Mr A. Furniss

Parent Governor

Elected until December 2017

Shareholder: Hewlett Packard Corporation

Ms J. Hutt Appointed Governor  Appointed by FGB until October 2020 x

Mrs B. McPhail

Appointed Governor

 Appointed by FGB until January 2020

Governor at St Margaret's Academy, Torquay

Mr J. Pengelly

Parent Governor

 Elected until February 2018

 reappointed by FGB until Feb 2018

Partner/Director/Shareholder: Boyce Hatton Ltd.

Mr G. Richards

Staff Governor

 Elected until October 2020


Mrs P. Rogers

Appointed Governor

 Appointed by FGB until November 2017

Director: Devon Family Solutions Ltd. Family interest in Brothwell Irvine Ltd.

Mrs L. Rumbelow

Parent Governor

 Elected until January 2018

Employee: TGGS

Family interest: Hills Chartered Quantity Surveyors

Dr N. Smith


 (Ex Officio)


Mrs S Timmins Appointed Governor  Appointed by FGB until October 2020 Employee of Bishop Fleming. National Leader of Governance (NLG).

Mrs A. White

Appointed Governor

 Appointed by FGB until November 2020


Mrs L. White

Appointed Governor

 Appointed by FGB until February 2021


Mrs M Wilson Appointed Governor  Appointed by FGB until October 2020 Employee of South Devon College.

Mrs S. Wright

Parent Governor

Vice Chairman

 Elected until Ocober 2016

 Reappointed by FGB until October 2020

Employment and Skills Partnership (Business West)

Torbay Safeguarding Children’s Board


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