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



Neil Galbraith (Chair)

Foundation Governor (Term of office 21.11.14 to 20-11-2018), Chair of Governors, SEN/Looked After Child Governor





Tom Blair (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governor (Term of office 31.09.2015 to 30.09.2019) Vice Chair of Governors, Health and Safety Governor, Giften and Talented Governor, Pupil Premium Governor,


Brenda Schouller

Executive Head Teacher Governor


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



Jane Haywood

Staff Governor (Term of office 01.09.15 to 31-08-2019) Governor Induction





Matthew Simpson

Parent Governor (Term of office 17.01.2017 to 16.01.2021)

 No  No  No

 Natasha Lucas

Foundation Governor (Term of office 17.01.2017 to 16.01.2021) Safeguarding governor

 No  No  No

Fr Claro Conde

Foundation Governor (Term of office 09.10.2017 to 09.10.2021)


Catherine Hill

Clerk to Governors


Mary Brier

Foundation Governor


Graziella Drago

Foundation Governor


Victoria Dale

Parent Governor


Associate Governors: Gemma Comerford, Leeanna Cain

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 2016-2017 (please click to view)

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