Following a formal agreement to federate three local schools in November 2016 we are a newly constituted governing body made up of representatives from parents, staff, foundation, local authority and co-opted governors most of whom previously served on the governing bodies of the three federated schools of Tiverton High School, Heathcoat Primary School and Rackenford Church of England Primary School.

We work with our schools and leaders to ensure a high quality, inclusive education which enables all students to maximise their potential and make greater progress than expected.

To achieve this we will:

  • support and challenge leaders
  • have knowledge of the student experience
  • have a comprehensive understanding of how the school works
  • have the benefits to the students at the heart of all our decisions
  • strive to engage with parents
  • ensure governors are well trained

The Full Governing Body (FGB) has the following sub-groups for both the primary and secondary phase which are chaired by governors and report to the FGB:

  • Resources and Personnel
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Ethos (Rackenford Primary only)

The FGB also has First and Second Committees to deal with Disciplinary/Exclusions/Appeals.

In addition the FGB aims to set up any further local groups needed to focus on specific local issues relating to each of the three federated schools. These groups will be made up of a mix of governors and other members of the community with the relevant skills and knowledge applicable to each local group.

The Federation of Tiverton Schools – Governing Body – Register of Business Interests 2017

NameType of GovernorAppointing BodyOffice(s) HeldTerm of office (start and end dates)Committee(s)Registered Interests
Mark BarlowAssociateGoverning Body28.03.17 - 27.03.21Ethos (voting)Assistant Head - Tiverton High School
Phil BarlowFoundationDiocese01.01.17 - 31.12.21Primary Resources
Secondary Resources
Employee - Environment Agency
Sarah ChildLALocal Authority- Chair of Pay01.01.17 - 31.12.21Pay
Primary Resources
Secondary Resources
Company Director - Rackenford Village Shop
Partner - West Backstone Farm
Jason CoxFoundationTCLP- Chair of Governors
- Secondary Safeguarding
- Deputy Federation Safeguarding
01.01.17 - 31.12.21All committeesEmployee - Hepco Slide Systems Ltd
Sarah DienesAssociate
Governing Body
28.03.17 - 07.07.17
07.07.17 - 06.07.21
Secondary Resources (voting)Teacher - Tiverton High School
Sammy CrookHead TeacherEx-officio01.01.17 -All committees except Pay and EthosHead Teacher - Tiverton High School
Davin EversettAssociateGoverning Body28.03.17 - 31.12.21Secondary Resources (voting)Awaiting information
Les HeywoodFoundationDiocese01.01.17 - 31.12.21Primary Resources
David HicksCo-optedGoverning Body- Chair of Secondary Resources01.01.17 - 31.12.17Secondary Resources
Primary Resources
Demelza HigginsonAssociateGoverning Body03.01.17 - 02.01.21Primary Curriculum (voting)Head of School - Heathcoat Primary
Helen HylandFoundationTCLP- Chair of Primary L,P&W
- Primary Safeguarding Governor
- Federation Safeguarding Governor
01.01.17 - 31.12.21Primary L,P&W
Secondary L,P&W
Steph JeffsFoundationDiocese- Chair of Ethos01.01.17 - 31.12.21EthosChurch of England Priest
Jayne KellerHead TeacherEx-officio01.01.17 -All committees except PayHead Teacher - Heathcoat and Rackenford Primaries
Alice McShaneAssociateGoverning Body28.03.17 - 27.03.21Secondary L,P&W (voting)LDP Babcock - Governor Services
Liz PaxtonAssociateGoverning Body28.03.17 - 27.03.21Ethos (voting)Awaiting information
Teresa SturtivantCo-optedGoverning Body- Federation SEND Governor
- Federation PP Governor
01.01.17 - 31.12.21Secondary L,P&WSoftware Trainer
Governor Trainer Associate
Sharon TaylorCo-optedGoverning Body- Chair of Secondary L,P&W01.01.17 - 31.12.17Secondary L,P&WEmployee - Devon and Cornwall Police
Simon TongAssociateGoverning Body03.01.17 - 02.01.21Secondary L,P&W (voting)Deputy Head - Tiverton High School
Alison WilliamsCo-optedGoverning Body- Chair of Primary Resources01.01.17 - 31.12.21Primary ResourcesEmployee - Heathcoat Primary
Flora WoodParentParents- Vice Chair of Governors
- Deputy SEND Governor
- Deputy PP Governor
01.01.17 - 31.12.21Secondary L,P&WPartner - Ashfords LLP
Trustee - Tiverton Market Centre
Trustee – Rackenford School PTFA

Vacancies on the Governing Body

Parent Governor – Elections planned for Autumn Term 2017

Governors that have left in the last 12 months

NameType of GovernorAppointing BodyOffice(s) HeldTerm of office (start and end dates)Committee(s)Registered Interests
Kate DunningAssociateGoverning Body3.01.17 - 21.07.17Primary L,P&W (voting)Head of School - Rackenford Primary
Pam RobertsStaffStaff01.01.17 - 13.06.17Primary L,P&W
Secondary L,P&W
SENCO - Heathcoat Primary
Adrian WebberParentParents- Primary SEND Governor
- Federation SEND Governor
01.01.17 - 21.07.17Primary L,P&WEmployee - Little stars nursery
Employee - Heathcoat Primary
Wife - Teacher at Tiverton High School