All Governor terms of office are 4 years:

Name Type of Governor Positions Currently Held First Appointment Date End of Term Date
Rebecca Flaxman Co-opted Governor Chair of Governors; Staff Development Link 27/09/2018 07/03/2023
Carolyn Hopper Parent Governor Vice Chair of Governors, People & Wellbeing Committee Chair; Careers Link; Odyssey Link 04/12/2018 03/12/2022
Nic Andrews Parent Governor Induction and Training 07/06/2021 06/06/2025
Heidi Binford Parent Governor 27/04/2022 26/04/2026
Russel Ellicott Headmaster Accounting Officer 01/01/2012 N/A
Seth Elliott Co-opted Governor 13/06/2022 12/06/2026
Dr Gayathiri Gowri Shankar Foundation Governor Health & Safety Link 03/02/2019 02/02/2023
Fiona Johnston Foundation Governor Interim Finance Committee Chair 21/09/2020 20/09/2024
Molly Macleod Co-opted Governor SEND Link 01/07/2021 30/06/2025
Graeme May Foundation Governor Education Committee Chair 09/10/2017 07/10/2025
Rob Morton Staff Governor 01/12/2018 30/11/2022
Mangala Sekhar Parent Governor 27/04/2022 26/04/2026
Bryan Stiles Co-opted Governor Outreach Link; Trading Company Link 30/09/2020 29/09/2024
Dwight Terrett Co-opted Governor 01/12/2021 30/11/2025
Miriam Wright Staff Governor Safeguarding Link 21/01/2020 20/01/2024


Previous Governors in last 12 months

Name Type of Governor First Appointment Date End of Term Date
Jenny Dye Parent Governor 08/03/2018 07/03/2022
Warwick Ainsworth-Parker Foundation Governor 25/01/2018 24/01/2022
Laura Ralph Corpus Christi College Governor 03/04/2019 14/07/2022



Mr Guy Bradshaw – Appointed 1.12.14

Mr John Clarke – Appointed 28.06.18

Mrs Rebecca Flaxman – Appointed 27.09.18

Mrs Carolyn Hopper – Appointed 24.09.19

Mr John Parker – Signatory Member 01.12.10

Mr Paul Kenmir – Appointed 25.07.18

Mr Wallace Ascham – Signatory Member 01.12.10


Register of Governors’ Business Interests:

All parties have declared interests, including where they have none. All interests that exist have been recorded on the register:

Name Type of Interest Interest Declared
Nic Andrews Employment Ongoing part-time editorial work for Schools Week and FE Week digital magazines
Russel Ellicott Employment, Office, etc. Director of Bafford Education
Seth Elliott Employment Senior Civil Servant within a National Government Agency
Rebecca Flaxman Employment, Office, etc. Owner of RF Partners Ltd with spouse (Actuarial & HR consultancy)
Carolyn Hopper Close relative Employment Spouse employed by Lloyds Banking Group
Fiona Johnston Employment & Any interest in companies and securities which the school may use Employed at UCAS and UCAS International and interests in UCAS adviser portal and data products
Graeme May Holding another public office Trustee (Governor) of Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, South Gloucestershire
Rob Morton Close relative Employment Spouse is a solicitor at Willans LLP
Laura Ralph Employment & Close Relative relationship with staff/governors Employed at Crowe U.K. LLP
Mangala Sekhar Employment Employed by KPMG
Gee Shankar Holding another public office Gloucestershire Academy of Music – Trustee/Board Member Executive Committee Member – Cheltenham Arts Council
Bryan Stiles Employment Contract  GFirst LEP Peer Network Programme
Dwight Terrett Employment Employed by Crowe UK LLP
Miriam Wright Any interests in companies and securities which the school may use Company Director of Preloved of Cheltenham LLP and spouse is Company Director of Exertus Consulting Ltd



Governance Arrangements Governor Attendance


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“The governing body is highly effective. Governors are very involved in the life of the school
and use their wide-ranging skills to provide outstanding support.” (Ofsted)