Local Governing Board members


Currently, there are 4 ‘Foundation Governors’ appointed by the Diocese 1 Parent Governor and 1 Staff Governor elected by the staff.

Governors serve for 4 years unless re-appointed, and each year they elect a Chair and Vice-Chair. Here is some information about our Governors:

Elizabeth Tompkins - CHAIR - Foundation Governor
Liz was appointed as a Foundation Governor in January 2018. 
Liz was also appointed as Chair in June 2020.
Hilary Sharp - VICE CHAIR - Foundation Governor
Hilary was appointed as a Foundation Governor in July 2016. She is the link governor for safeguarding and Health & Safety.
Hilary was appointed as vice chair in September 2021.

Jane Godfrey - Foundation Governor
Jane was appointed as a Foundation Governor in June 2017. Jane has previous experience of school governance from her time spent on a board in a primary school in Wiltshire. Jane is our Environment lead governor.

  Debbie Gill - Ex-Officio/Head of School 
Debbie joined the board as a staff governor and is now Head of School.
Justyna Dzienniek - Foundation Governor
Justyna was appointed as a Foundation Governor in February 2022 and is the lead governor for SEND.
Claire Rogie - Parent Governor
Claire was appointed as a Parent Governor in December 2022 and is lead governor for Curriculum.
Father Jacek Kostuch - Foundation Governor
Father was  appointed as a Foundation Governor in January 2023 and is the lead governor for RE.
Rob Meech - Ex-Officio Executive Head
Rob joined the board in Sept 2022 and is Executive Head of the school


If you are interested in becoming a school governor, or would like to contact the governors, please do so by emailing chair@stmarysaxminster.devon.sch.uk

Further details are available by searching for the school on the Government website http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml