All Governor terms of office are 4 years:

Foundation Governors:

Mr Warwick Ainsworth-Parker – Appointed 25.01.18 Resigned 24.01.22

Dr Gayathiri Gowri Shankar – Appointed 28.01.21

Ms Fiona Johnston – Appointed 28.01.21

Mr Graeme May – Appointed 07.10.17


Corpus Christi College Governors:

Ms Laura Ralph – Appointed 03.04.19


Parent Governors:

Mrs Jenny Dye – Appointed 08.03.18 – Term ends 07.03.22

Mrs Carolyn Hopper (Vice Chair from 24.09.19) – Appointed 04.12.18

Mr Nicholas Andrews – Appointed 07.06.21

Mr Ray Fish – Appointed 28.03.17 Resigned 27.03.21

Mrs Heidi Binford – Appointed 27.04.22

Mrs Mangala Sekhar – Appointed 27.04.22


Staff Governors:

Mr Russel Ellicott (Headmaster & Accounting Officer)

Mr Robert Morton – Appointed 01.12.18

Mrs Miriam Wright – Appointed 21.01.20


Co-Opted Governors:

Mrs Rebecca Flaxman – (Chair from 27.09.18) Appointed 08.03.22

Mr Bryan Stiles – Appointed 30.09.20

Mrs Molly Macleod – Appointed 01.7.21

Mr Dwight Terrett – Appointed 01.12.21



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:

Mr Nicolas Andrews – Part-time editorial work for Schools Week and FE Week digital magazines

Mr Russel Ellicott – Director of Bafford Education

Mrs Rebecca Flaxman – Owner of RF Partners Ltd (Actuarial & HR consultancy) with husband

Dr Gayathiri Gowri Shankar –  Trustee/Board Member of Gloucestershire Academy of Music, Executive Committee Member of Cheltenham Arts Council

Mrs Carolyn Hopper – Spouse employed by Lloyds Banking Group

Ms Fiona Johnson – Employee of UCAS and UCAS International and interests in UCAS adviser portal and data products

Mr Graeme May – Governor at Wycliffe College, Stonehouse

Mr Rob Morton – Spouse employed by Willans LLP

Ms Laura Ralph – Close relative employed at Hazlewoods (Audit Department)

Mrs Mangala Sekhar – Employee of KPMG

Mr Dwight Terrett – Employee of Crowe UK LLP

Mr Bryan Stiles – Contractor at GFirst LEP Peer Network Programme

Mrs Miriam Wright – Company Director in Preloved of Cheltenham LLP; Husband, Mr Paul Andrew Wright – Company Director of Exertus Consulting Ltd



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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)