Meet the Governors
Chair Of Governors
Parent Governor - Chair Of Governors
I was elected as Parent Governor in 2014 and became Chair of Governors in 2019; I've been the Link Governor for Early Years and Computing since 2014. Both my children attended Corpus Christi from nursery onwards, and one is still a pupil. I've been a freelance journalist for over 30 years, working mostly for The Observer and the BBC: this means I'm happy to ask awkward questions if needed! I'm also a trustee of the South London Gallery and my personal interests include computer coding for children, all of the creative arts and sport.
Foundation Governor - Co-Vice Chair of Governors
' I was appointed as a foundation governor in February 2016. It is a privilege to serve this diverse, vibrant, and caring community in this role. My link areas are Pupil and PE premium, KS1 and LKS2 achievement, RE and music. I am a counsellor in private practice, having previously worked as a counsellor in a secondary school and prior to that, teaching in a Catholic primary school. The latter gives me an understanding of an educational setting. I was an active parishoner at Corpus Christi for over 35 years, having had roles including the parish choirs, collection counting and running the RCIC. I enjoy painting, hiking and being a grandma! '
I was appointed as a foundation governor in 2010, am a member of the Resources Committee and the link governor for maths. My two children both attended the school from nursery onwards and went on to Catholic secondary schools. I live in Herne Hill in the parish of SS Philip & James where I’ve been actively involved in the parish council for 20 years. I’ve worked in IT for over 30 years and currently work as an IT project manager in the higher education sector. Outside work, I enjoy hill walking and cycling. I am a volunteer with Herne Hill Youth Cycling Club based at Herne Hill Velodrome.
Foundation Governor - Chair of The Resources Committee
I first attended Corpus Christi Church on Christmas Day 2005 and have been a member of the parish ever since. My three children have all been to the school and I was glad to be able to give something back and become a Foundation Governor in 2018. I am chair of the resources committee. I am a solicitor. My work includes elements of advising on the role of trustees, analysing financial accounts, and working with charities, all of which I hope will prove useful in acting as a Governor. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, walking and gardening.
It has been a privilege to be appointed as a foundation governor in February 2021. I have always been incredibly lucky to receive support above and beyond as a Corpus Christi parent. My eldest son joined in nursery, and is now in year 7 at BTG. My youngest son is profoundly disabled, and is often in hospital. The care and empathy shown by all members of Corpus Christi at our most vulnerable times as a family, has empowered me as a person, and has led me to provide support to this amazing school where I can. With a previous background in finance and administration, I currently provide secretarial and welfare support to a local successful grassroots football and boxing charity, with jewellery making and developing a range of adaptive clothing in the pipeline!
I have been a Corpus Christi parishioner since 2013 and live in Brixton with my wife and three daughters. The two older girls are currently at the school, which they absolutely love, and we plan for the youngest to attend from nursery onwards. I work as a commercial lawyer and have experience across many business sectors, including with early years childcare companies. Outside of work I am a keen tennis and football player and enjoy cooking. My family also tell me I'm a wine bore.
Ameenah Ayub Allen
I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2023. My daughter has attended Corpus Christi from reception and is currently in the juniors and I also have a baby son. I'm a BAFTA nominated and British Independent Film Award winning film producer and have worked as a freelancer in the British Film industry for 20 years. My work includes critically acclaimed ROCKS (starring first time child actors from London) and ALI & AVA. I sit on the Film Skills Council and have worked as a consultant for Film London and on selection panels including the National Film and Television School, as well as guest lecturing at a number of leading universities. My academic background is in Film and Theatre and I am passionate about both the importance of arts and culture in education and diversity and inclusion within this.