Good Shepherd Catholic Trust
Trustee Personal Profiles
John Anthony (Chair)
During a 30-year police career in London gained a management diploma and graduated in philosophy, law, and political theory. A number of school governorships /academy trusteeships for nearly 40 years, and for the last 20 years in various education roles as an advisor/inspector/consultant in the UK and abroad. Retired last year to keep bees, run an allotment, and keep tabs on a rapidly expanding family.
Michael Corcoran (Chief Accounting Officer)
I joined The Good Shepherd Trust in September 2018 and I have been working in Catholic Education as a teacher and school leader for over 23 years, within the Diocese of Brentwood. I am a serving Executive Head Teacher, working with three excellent Headteachers in Barking and Dagenham primary schools, which have been part of the Good Shepherd Trust since 2019 . I also fulfil role of the trust’s part-time Chief Accounting Officer (CAO). I believe the Catholic Education system is amongst the best in the world and its focus on the development of the whole child, beyond purely academic success, is a mission that I passionately support. My three young children are currently benefitting from an excellent education in primary and secondary schools within our Diocese. The work we do as a group of trust schools helps to ensure that Catholic Education is maintained and enabled to grow and develop for future generations.
Fr Andrew Headon
I graduated in Law and Accountancy and started training as a Chartered Accountant before responding to an inner call to be a priest. While working in Rome, I completed an on-line Masters in Business Administration and so experienced “blended learning” before it became the norm. I am Parish Priest of Ss Peter & Paul, Ilford, these past 10 years and have sat on the governing bodies of the Ursuline Academy and Ss Peter & Paul’s Primary School. Now I enjoy using my gifts to help the Trust’s growth and development and have been a member of the Board of Trustees since September 2018. When not working, I’m a Welsh rugby and West Ham supporter who should probably practise his violin more than his golf!
I joined The Good Shepherd Trust in December 2018. I am a serving Head Teacher in Newham in a MAT school so experience the day to day of working within a Trust. I am a strong believer in the value and importance of a good educational experience to prepare pupils for the next stage in their life. I would welcome the opportunity to help the trust schools in any capacity I can.
I joined the Good Shepherd Trust in January 2019. I am a former head of Religious Education and am currently the Secondary RE Adviser and CCRS Coordinator for the Diocese of Brentwood; I look forward to supporting and assisting the further development of the Trust.
With more than twenty years’ experience as a school governor, I have developed a range of transferable leadership skills that I hope to bring to the Good Shepherd Catholic Trust. As an accredited coach, I support trainee headteachers on the NPQH programme. I joined the Board of Trustees in June 2020.