Corpus Christi Catholic College Governors

Message from the Chair of Governors

Corpus Christi Catholic College is supported and guided by a strong governing Body with a wide range of skills and experience. We are all committed to running a school which provides excellent opportunities and education for all our students to attain their maximum potential.

The three core strategic functions of the Governing Body are;

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In addition as a Catholic School Governors have a general duty to act with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interests of the school at all times.  Drawing on the model of the person, life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the governing body will strive to behave professionally at all times.

Martin Dowling

Chair of Governors

Please see below the full list of members of our Governing Body



Martin Dowling                                   Foundation Governor

Margaret Hainsworth                       Foundation Governor

Deirdre Jones                                     Foundation Governor

Fr. Paul Fisher                                      Foundation Governor

Elizabeth Hewitt                                 Foundation Governor

Fr. Eugene McGillycuddy                Foundation Governor

Ann McMullen                                    Foundation Governor

Kieran Sykes                                        Staff Governor

Eamon McGee                                  Local Authority Governor

Jacqueline Ward                               Parent Governor

Vacancy                                              Parent Governor

Steve Mort                                           Head teacher


Student Committee Business Committee


Margaret Hainsworth – Chair Deirdre Jones – Chair
Liz Hewitt Martin Dowling
Ann McMullen Fr. Eugene McGillycuddy
Fr. Paul Fisher Kieran Sykes
Steve Mort Steve Mort
Eamon McGee Jacque Ward
SLT Link:

Cath Bielby, Deputy Head Leadership & Management, Catholic Life

Jane Sugden, Deputy Head Standards & Achievement

Donna Mitchell, Assistant Head Teaching & Learning



SLT Link:

Allan Pearson, Assistant Head Community, Engagement & Partnerships



Standing Committee


Appeals Committee
Chair To be constituted as required.
Vice Chair
Liz Hewitt


Governor Responsibilities

Kieran Sykes                        Child Protection

Liz Hewitt                              SEN

Margaret Hainsworth       Training & Development

Jacque Ward                      Looked After Children

Governance Calendar 2014-2015

 Other Useful Information

Terms of Reference – Appeals Committee

Terms of Reference – Business Committee

Terms of Reference – Standing Committee

Terms of Reference – Student Committee

Governor Calendar

Instrument of Governance

Governors Code of Conduct Leeds Diocese 2015-16