CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Rebecca Howard
Rebecca is a parent of current and former Chorlton High School students. Rebecca is a Judge in the Employment Tribunal, dealing with the range of issues that arise in the workplace. Her background is in discrimination, employment and human rights law and she aims to bring her understanding of these issues to her role as Chair of Governors.
Ed is a parent of a student at Chorlton High School and a lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University. Ed has lived in the local area for over 25 years and has a strong connection to the local community. He sees the strength of the school as a central element in the success of the community. Ed is Vice Chair of the Governing Body.
A parent of both past and present CHS students, Saima works as a Community Link Officer for the Adult Social Care Team in Trafford, supporting vulnerable adults in the local community. Part of her role is to understand what services/organisations are in the community and building relationships with service providers. Through her work Saima has knowledge and experience of how schools are run and a thorough understanding of safeguarding policies.
Luke has worked in education for over 16 years and currently teaches A-Level Politics at Aquinas College. He is a parent of a CHS student and has another child at a local primary school. Luke’s experience in education has enabled him to engage young people in community and democratic projects and he is keen to encourage active citizenship within the school.
Prior to taking up a position on the Chorlton High School Governing Body, Angela was a Parent Governor and then Chair at a local primary school MAT. Angela understands the complexities of governance in an academy and the importance of each LGB having a strong voice on the Trust Board. Angela also runs her own counselling practice in Chorlton and is a counsellor in a high school.
Mandie Shilton Godwin
Mandie is a Labour and Co-operative councillor representing Chorlton Park ward. She has lived and worked in the local area for 26 years. Her professional career was in voluntary and third sector management and she has extensive senior management and governance experience. She recently retired from the 'day job' to focus on being a councillor.
Robin is Associate Assistant Headteacher at Piper Hill High School, one of the specialist schools within the Prospere Trust. He has over 10 years’ experience in SEN education, Robin uses this expertise as Lead Governor for SEN on the CHS Governing Body.
Catherine has been a teacher at Chorlton High School for over 7 years. Catherine is a Teacher of Geography and Leader of Initial Teacher Training. Catherine sees herself as positive role model who can represent staff but also be the ‘critical friend’ to the school.
Sarah Penrose has worked at Chorlton High School for over 14 years, her current role is Lead Safeguarding Officer. Sarah became a governor to help her understand the decisions behind some of the policies the school has and help work towards being a more inclusive school which achieves the best outcomes for all of students.
Rebecca has been a member of staff at Chorlton High for 11 years. Rebecca is a Teacher of Music and has held the post of Curriculum Leader for Music. As well as teaching, she is the Professional Development Co-ordinator, working with a range of staff from all departments and at all levels of their careers; from NQTs through to senior leaders.
Mark is a parent of two former Chorlton High School students. Professionally Mark has worked in the publishing, advertising and property sectors. He has over 10 years’ experience as a Governor in both primary and secondary schools, and is also Chair of Governors at CHS South and Vice Chair of Prospere Learning Trust.
Maggie is a professional Arts practitioner and brings a unique and distinctive perspective to the governing body. With her expertise in the Arts, Maggie works to support the school’s Performing Arts specialism. Maggie is a parent of three former Chorlton High School students.
Alf Parrington is a Co-opted Governor serving on the Chorlton High School LGB. He is the chairperson of the Mainstream Resources and Finance Committee, as well as sitting on the Audit Committee. Professionally, Alf has experience in Finance and Management, as well as many years' experience working in the Further Education Sector.