Terry Falcao

Terry is a partner and the head of the employment law team at Stephen Scown solicitors.  He conducts litigation giving practical advice, guiding clients on tactics in complex disputes and always seeking workable solutions.  His team also advises on employment and HR issues for companies throughout the UK.

Terry is an experienced litigator but also a strong advocate of resolving disputes at an early stage to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. He is one of the few qualified employment disputes mediators in the South West.

He is ranked in Chambers and recommended in Legal 500 as “efficient, knowledgeable, and expert in the area.”

Terry has represented national and international companies, as well as charitable and public sector organisations.  He is very familiar with local authority issues and how they work, the relationships between members, officers and third party providers.

Terry is a member of the Employment  Lawyers Association and is an elected town Councillor.  Terry has been a town parish councillor for nine years and he served as a Teignbridge councillor for eight years before becoming the Mayor of Teignmouth, a post he will hold until May 2017.  He has also recently joined the board of Exeter City Football club as  non-executive director.

Dr. Paul Gray
Exeter Diocesan Education Network

Paul was Deputy Chief Education Officer for Devon between 1990 and 1996. He went on to be CEO and Director of Children’s services for Surrey for the following decade. Surrey set up the UK’s first integrated children’s service and also the first public/private partnership for school support services. Paul had many national roles including Chair of the influential QCA Curriculum Committee. He was Lord Dearing’s personal adviser on Education and Social Care.

In 2006 he was invited to be part of the then Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and led interventions in underperforming Councils.

He is a senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has been a Visiting Professor and in 2004 was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London for services to education. Prior to that he was a senior officer in Cambridgeshire and developed the Local Management of Schools. Previously he was an academic, teacher and college Vice-Principal.

He is mostly retired and devotes himself to voluntary and charitable work. Amongst other things he is Chair of the Exeter Council for Voluntary Service.

Gill Golder

Gill's career to date has involved; Excellence in teaching and learning in compulsory education system – thirteen years of experience teaching 11- 18 age range in a range of comprehensive schools; Excellence in teaching and learning in Higher Education - 12 years working in two higher education institutions teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; Outstanding contribution to consultancy and external body work - work for local authorities managing and delivering high quality continued professional development for secondary school staff, advising on curriculum development for schools, advising Higher Education on development of the 14-19 qualifications, external examining for higher education undergraduate degree programmes.

In all of these activities four key elements stand out in her approach to high quality teaching and learning. Her underpinning philosophy of inclusive education showing strong professional values that respect individual learners and diverse learning communities;The high quality of the design and planning of learning activities that are informed by her own and others research in the field; Her drive for continued professional development to be at the forefront of pedagogic ideas and core knowledge underpinning her subject and her passion and enthusiasm for innovation showing the use and value of appropriate learning technologies.

Dr Emese Hall
University of Exeter

Emese is currently Director of the PGCE Primary programme at the Universty of Exeter.  She lectures on the PGCE Primary and MA Creative Arts in Education programmes and supervises MA, PhD and EdD students in researching various aspects of primary and/or visual arts education. 

Previously a primary and early years teacher, Emese began lecturing part-time at Exeter in 2005 and full time in 2010.  A holistic understanding of visual literacy informs my academic practice and, with a degree in architecture, she is  passionate about the potential of drawing as a tool for learning.  Her research interests encompass drawing, reflective practice, professional learning, communication, and creativity. 


Annie Church
Parish Incumbent

Annie is a qualified Orthopaedic Nurse, mother of 2, step-mother of 5, grandmother of 20 and great grandmother of 3!!  When her children were of school age she worked in school meals eventually becoming cook in charge of a kitchen at a 600 pupil boys school. 

Throughout her children’s childhood she volunteered in school helping with reading and cooking.  Annie has since been secretary to an accountant and PA to the MD of a construction company and a full time carer for her in-laws. 

Annie was ordained in 2009 and has been Rector of Shaldon Benefice since 2014.  She has introduced family services and Open the Book initiative with Shaldon Primary School and is looking to introduce ‘Experience Days’ for school children.  

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  • Sue Errington - Resigned 01/07/17