Meet The Governors

Meet The Governors

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Headteacher/School Leader, Deputy Headteacher and/or Assistant Head Teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of the governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one; its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher/School Leader (a critical friend)

Corpus Christi’s Governors are:

 Roles and Responsibilities

Business Interests

Member of other Governing Body

Relationship with member of school

staff

Neil Galbraith (Chair)

Foundation Governor (Term of office ends 20-11-2018), Chair of Governors, Finance Committee, Premises Committee, Personnel Committee, Curriculum Committee, SEN/Looked After Child Governor, Target Setting Governor

No

No

No

Claire Tomlinson (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governor (Term of office ends 30-09-2017), Vice Chair of Governors, Finance Committee, Curriculum Committee, Maths Governor, Science Governor

No

No

No

Father Steven Restori

Foundation Governor (Term of office ends 31-08-2018), Premises Committee, Personnel Committee, Religious Education Governor

No

No

No

Brenda Schouller

Executive Head Teacher Governor

 No

Executive Head Teacher Governor at St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Portsmouth.

 No

Jane Haywood

Staff Governor (Term of office ends 31-08-2019), Finance Committee, Premises Committee, Safeguarding Governor, Governor Induction

No

Associate Member at St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School

No

Tom Blair

Foundation Governor (Term of office ends 30-09-2019), Finance Committee, Forum Representative Governor, Gifted & Talented Governor

No

No

No

Antonino Trapani

Foundation Governor

 No  No  No

Matthew Simpson

Parent Governor

 No  No  No

 Natasha Lucas

Foundation Governor

 No  No  No

Juliette Kelly

Head of School Governor

No

No

No

Sally-Ann Dunn

Clerk to Governors

No

Clerk at: Court Lane Infant School, Southsea Infant School, St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, Wimborne Junior School

No

Associate Governors: Mrs Leeanna Cain, Mrs Gemma Comerford

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Portsmouth Catholic Diocese

Our associate governors may attend meetings and committees as and when necessary; however, they have no voting rights.  All other governors have voting rights on their committees as listed above.

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2015-2016 (please click to view)

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2014-1015 (please click to view)

Should you wish to make a formal complaint, please follow this link: Complaints Policy.