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School and College Governing Body

For information on our Governors’ details and Register of Interests, please click here.

  • Tony
    Alexander

    Chair of Governing Body

    Tony is a graduate of Birmingham University where he studied English Literature. He was a...

  • Angela
    Pedder OBE

    Vice-Chair of Governors

    Dame Angela Pedder OBE has joined the Academy’s Governing Body after retiring from full...

  • Trudy
    Chappell

    Co-Principal and Ex-officio Governor

    Trudy joined the Exeter Deaf Academy staff in September 2017 as Vice-Prinicipal, and was...

  • Sylvan
    Dewing

    Co-Principal and Ex-officio Governor

    Sylvan joined Exeter Deaf Academy in September 2017 as Head of Safeguarding. He was appointed...

  • Simon
    Allchurch

    Governor

    Simon is a Building Surveyor with over 18 years’ experience in the South West, in the...

  • Darren
    Beattie

    Governor

    Darren Beattie is the registered manager of Atkinson Secure Children’s Home in Exeter -...

  • Debbie
    Bowden

    Parent Governor

    Debbie's son attends the Deaf Academy. She has worked as a nurse for many years, working...

  • Tony
    Collyer

    Governor

    Tony is a Chartered Accountant and is currently non-executive chairman of Gfinity plc having...

  • Katy
    Dash

    Governor

    As the artistic director of Paddleboat theatre company, Katy is an experienced theatre-maker,...

  • Alistair
    Dewhirst

    Trustee and Governor

    After a 30 year career as an international fashion agent, Alistair became a director of the...

  • Allison
    Foster

    Governor

    Allison has had a variety of employment experiences starting off working for Lloyds Bank PLC,...

  • Janet
    Harvey

    Trustee and Governor

    Janet was appointed in 2014. Her professional background is in education. She has been a...

  • Matt
    Jenkins

    Staff Governor

    Matt Jenkins is Lead British Sign Language (BSL) Teacher at Exeter Deaf Academy; his work has...