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Meet the Governors

Mrs Janet Butterworth (Chairperson)

I am proud to be a governor at Corpus Christi Catholic High School. I became a governor in November 2014 and have been Chair of Governors since September 2018. I was a primary school headteacher for over 20 years until I retired in July 2019. I was headteacher at St. Michael’s Grimsargh and then The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School. After leaving The Blessed Sacrament, I worked as Executive Headteacher in three schools, including St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Preston.

I have strong links with Corpus Christi. My four children were pupils here and have gone on to have successful careers. I began my teaching career at St. John Southworth Catholic High School, which was one of the two schools that amalgamated to form Corpus Christi. I am also a former pupil of St. John Southworth High School. I have always believed schools should have high expectations of all who work and learn in them. They should strive to discover and develop their pupils’ talents, enabling them to develop into confident, resilient and successful individuals. As a governor, I provide both challenge and support to the headteacher and staff as they work to achieve the best outcomes for all our pupils.

Mrs Lyn Butler (Vice Chairperson)

I have been a Foundation Governor since 2005 and am now serving my fifth term as Vice Chair. During this period, my two sons attended Corpus Christi before going on to study at Cardinal Newman College and then on to university and successful careers. 

I am a parishioner of St Clare’s parish and live locally to the school.

I have worked for many years at a senior management level across different sectors as a Human Resources professional, most recently as the Deputy Director of the People Team at the University of Central Lancashire and I bring my knowledge and expertise in that field. I currently support the School as Chair of the Staffing and Resources Committee as well being Vice Chair of the full Governing Body. I believe the school provides the opportunity for all to succeed, both students and staff, within a caring and supportive environment underpinned by the Catholic ethos and I am committed to supporting the leadership team on our journey to become an Outstanding school.

Miss Jean Ashurst

I have been in Catholic education all of my life; attending St Anthony’s Primary School, Winckley Square Convent and Notre Dame College of Education. After completing my studies, I taught geography at Layton Hill Convent, then St Mary’s Catholic High School in Blackpool for 36 years. I am currently working as a Senior Examiner for AQA and joined the Governing Body at Corpus Christi Catholic High School in 2006 as a Foundation Governor. 

Mrs Anne Spencer

I have been a Foundation Governor at Corpus Christi Catholic High School since February 2014 and have had strong links with the school since its formation. I was a pupil at St John Southworth school. My daughter was a pupil at Corpus Christi and has since pursued a successful career in dentistry. I was an active founder member of the PTA whilst my daughter attended Corpus Christi.

As the former Administration Manager at The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School, I bring experience of finance, premises, personnel matters and primary/secondary liaison to the role of governor at Corpus Christi. Part of my role as a governor is to serve on the Resources and Staffing Committee where my experience is well utilised.

It is a privilege to serve the school in its mission to enable all children to flourish in every way possible and be the best that they can be.

Mr Neil Monk

I became a foundation Governor in the Summer of 2015.  I am a former pupil at Corpus Christi, and a qualified Architect. I am a member of the Staffing and Resources Committee providing construction and building maintenance expertise.

Bernadette Loffler

I joined the Governing Body in 2016 as a Foundation Governor. I am a former pupil and daughter of the first Headmaster, Bernard J. Loffler, of St. Thomas More High School, the predecessor school to Corpus Christi. I have spent the majority of my working life in the hospitality industry, as a Domestic Bursar and Catering Manager in the university sector. I was awarded Fellowship of the Hotel & Catering International Management Association in 1999 and am a former member of the British Institute of Cleaning Science. Now retired, I am a member of the Staffing and Resources Committee and the Health & Safety sub-committee.

Mr Stephen Connolly

I became a Governor in November 2014. I am a former pupil of St Thomas More (the predecessor school of Corpus Christi), a member of St Clare’s parish and live locally to the school.  I work as a barrister practising in commercial law at Exchange Chambers, Manchester.

Mr David Ramsay

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Mrs Elizabeth Sutton

Following my retirement in 2019, I was invited to join the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor. I am a practising Catholic and attend St Gregory’s Catholic Church, at which I am also a member of the Parish Council.

I previously worked at Corpus Christi for 12 years. My roles included: Assistant Head of Learning Support and Year 11 Achievement Mentor, which involved mentoring targeted Year 11 pupils through their final year at school and providing specialist support leading up to their exams; these were roles I was very proud of.

Prior to this, I worked with our 5 feeder primary schools, to focus on raising attainment in reading and comprehension. This was a privileged position and during this time I was able to build strong links between future pupils and their families. This role was preceded by working at St Maria Goretti Catholic Primary School for over 10 years, achieving High Level Teaching Assistant status.

My daughter and son previously attended Corpus Christi. They were both very successful and really enjoyed their time here. They have since studied at Cardinal Newman College and following that Lancaster University. Currently they are both settled into successful careers.

On the Governing Body I have the role of Nominated Governor for Mathematics and for CPSHE. These are roles I am very proud to carry out. I also sit on the Standards and Effectiveness Committee. Corpus Christi continues to have very high expectations for its pupils and in my role as governor, I aim to bring my previous knowledge of the school and the skills that I have acquired over the years to ensure the very best outcomes for all our pupils.

Mr Josh Halstead-McGlashon

I became the local authority Governor for Corpus Christi Catholic High School in January 2022. I have no links to the school, however I was keen to give something back to the community following the pandemic. 

I’m a qualified HR professional and member of our staffing & resourcing committee, providing recruitment, staffing and budgetary expertise. The brilliant thing I love about our Governing body is that we are all unique with something different to bring to our School. 

Mrs Tahira Chohan

I was recently appointed as Parent Governor and am delighted to be part of the Governing Body. I am passionate about the education of young people and am a firm believer that every child deserves the best education to fulfil their potential and lifelong aspirations.

My background involves over 15 years of experience within the Housing Sector across various functions, with the past 7 years spent in Policy and Strategy. My current role has provided valuable experience in project management, monitoring the effectiveness of services and implementing change, enabling me to attain key skills which transfer well to the role of school governor.

Corpus Christi has been on an incredible transformation journey and my interest is to ensure the school continues to provide a nurturing environment for all children, supporting each child to reach their full potential.

Mrs Jenny Wright

I have recently started my second term of office as staff governor following my original appointment in February 2019, where my role is to represent the staff within the school. I am part of the governing body because I am passionate about the education of all pupils at Corpus Christi and supporting the school on its continuous journey of improvements. 

I joined Corpus Christi in September 2018 as a teacher of Physical Education until I began my current role as Head of Physical Education in September 2022. I also work as an examiner for the OCR examination board. It is a privilege to work in a school, both as a teacher and a governor, which strives to achieve nothing less than exceptional standards of education and opportunities for all pupils to fulfil their potential.

Mr John McGeoghan

I have long been associated with Corpus Christi. I was appointed Foundation Governor shortly after my retirement in 2017 following 31 years service to the school. I spent these years in several roles including Head of Year and also as Senior Teacher with various responsibilities including leading the Design and Technology Department. In most recent years, I established Business Studies as an important subject in the KS4 curriculum. I am passionate about the role of Catholic education and am particularly driven by the vision for continued improvement at Corpus Christi. I am fully aware of all the challenges the school faces. My family and I live locally, are members of St Clare’s parish and my two children attended Corpus Christi, Newman College and Lancaster University. I hold a senior part-time post with the AQA.

Mr Vincent McGeoghan

I am a qualified accountant with over thirty years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. I have held roles in both management accounting and financial accounting, working in a range of industries from small scale manufacturing through to financial services outsourcing on a massive scale. I believe I chose the correct career path for me due to an obsession with getting the basics right, as the foundation to adding value.  

Two events inspired me to volunteer as a school governor: the first was seeing my daughter progress through the school system; the second was lockdown. The pandemic made me truly realise how connected we all are as a community, how we all need to look after each other and that everyone has something to offer. 

I am a proud Prestonian and former pupil who will be forever grateful to the teachers who taught me to love maths, value friends and how to use apostrophes correctly (see opening sentence).

Mrs Susan Greenhalgh

I was recently appointed as a Parent Governor.

My involvement with Corpus Christi started in 2021 when we returned to the area after living abroad with my middle daughter being offered a place in year 10. The continued transformation and progression of the school is remarkable and I was delighted to be successful in securing a place for my youngest daughter last year.

With a background in HR, business, change and project management, I believe I have the skills and attributes that meet the requirements of a school governor. I welcome the opportunity to be part of the governing body helping the school in achieving its future targets and goals, providing exceptional standards of education and ultimately the best start for all the pupils to ensure they reach their full potential.

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