Torquay Girls Grammar School

30 Shiphay Lane

Torquay TQ2 7DY

01803 613215

Y7-11 Absence: 01803 653 750

TGGS Governing Body

Chair of Governors - Mr Robert Cross
Vice Chairman - Mrs Suzanne Wright
Headteacher - Dr Nick Smith
Parent Governors
Mr Alan Furniss (Chair of Finance Committee)
Mr Albert Pengelly
Mrs Louise Rumbelow
Mrs Suzanne Wright (Vice Chair)
Staff Governors
Mrs Beverly Brown
Mr Geoff Richards
Co-Opted Governors
none currently
Appointed Governors
Mr Robert Cross (Chair of Governors)
Ms Julie Hutt
Mrs Beryl McPhail
Mrs Penny Rogers
Mrs Sally Timmins
Mrs Michelle Wilson
Mrs Ann White
Mrs Lynn White
Ex Officio
Dr Nick Smith (Headteacher)
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 2016-2017:


Wednesday, 14h September

Wednesday, 12th October

Wednesday,  14th December

Wednesday,18th January

Wednesday, 22nd March (Note: Change of date)

Wednesday, 26th April

Wednesday, 17th May

Wednesday,  5th July


Meetings will take place at 4.15 p.m. in the Governors' Meeting Room. Click HERE to see meeting attendance for 2015/16.



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 R. Cross

Appointed Governor

Chair of Governors

 Appointed by FGB until September 2019

Married to a TGGS employee. 2 of Mr Crosses children work at TGGS. Director/Trustee of Operation Imprezza.

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 2017

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 2016


Mrs L. White

Appointed Governor

 Appointed by FGB until February 2017


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

Employment and Skills Partnership (Business West)

Torbay Safeguarding Children’s Board


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