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Governor Information


As an academy school, we have a Local Governing Advisory Body.  Our Governors meet regularly to discuss a variety of topics. Governors have specific responsibilities and areas of interest. The Head of School supplies them with regular reports to supplement their own knowledge from visits and involvement in specific activities. These documents are the reports and minutes from our Governor Meetings.

At the end of every school year we evaluate what we have achieved and set our plans for the new school year and next development plan.

In the section at the bottom of the page you will find the parent governor nomination letters if you are interested in joining the Board.

Our Chair of Governors is Rebecca Brewer.  If you wish to contact her please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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List of governors / roles



 R. Brewer – Chair/Foundation Governor - Key areas:  Pupil Premium /Maths / SEN

Cornish born & bred, studied a BEd at Cambridge Uni & married & taught in central London for 6 years aswell as running a music publishing business. Moved our investment business Resonance back to my home county once our two children were school age & have enjoyed years as a governor at St Catherine's whilst teaching at St Stephens (i never wanted to teach my own children!) Inspired by children's perspective on life & love all things school & education. Particularly in awe of Church Schools where my faith in God & passion for good quality education collide. 


 J. Wonnacott – Vice-Chair/Foundation Governor - Key Areas: ICT/ Gifted and Talented / Safeguarding

I was born and grew up in nearby Callington and have lived in the Launceston/Callington area for most of my life. I work in education as an IT systems manager. I am a churchwarden at St. Stephens Church and am presently training to be a lay reader. I am grateful that my connections with the local church have brought me to be a governor at St. Catherine’s which I consider to be a very special privilege. My particular interests are ICT and the gifted and talented.

 HS Eoin Gillespie (3)

 E. Gillespie – Parent Governor  - Key Areas:  PE / Health and Safety / Governor skills

I grew up in Newry, Northern Ireland before moving to Manchester to study a degree in Chemical Engineering.  I lived and worked in Manchester for 14 years, where I met my wife-to-be, Tracy.  We relocated to Cornwall in 2002 and have lived in Launceston ever since.  Our three children have all attended St Catherine’s – the youngest is due to start Year 6 in September 2017.  Tracy works as a Teaching Assistant at the school, whilst  I have been a Parent Governor since 2011.  I held posts of Chair of Finance Committee and Vice Chair of Governors prior to academisation.   In my work life, I am Site General Manager at Tulip Ltd in Bodmin, having previously worked at a variety of local companies including Ambrosia and Ginsters.  My pleasures in life are family, food, travel and the great outdoors.

   M. Young – Foundation Governor - Key Areas:  ICT / Gifted and Talented / Safeguarding

 L. O’Connor – Foundation Governor - Key Areas:  Literacy / Pupil Premium / EYFS

Lisa O’Connor grew up in Buckinghamshire, moving to Cornwall in 2008. She has been in the communications industry for more years than she cares to remember, starting off working for a West End London PR agency before moving to Lloyds Bank in corporate communications. Since 1995, she has had her own business specializing in copywriting, design and communications, which she now runs from home. Her husband has a cloud software company in Launceston, of which she is a director, and Lisa helps with the marketing, HR and administration activities of the business. She has a daughter, who attends St Catherine’s, five cats and a dog.

 Louise Hussey

 L. Hussey – St Catherine’s Head of School

I was born in London but grew up in Cornwall from the age of 5.  I gained a First Class BEd (Hons) in maths from Exeter University and then taught and lived in Plymouth for 8 years, marrying and having my first child before moving to Manchester (my husband’s home town).  There I had 2 more children and carried on teaching part time for 6 years before deciding to return to bring up our family in Cornwall.  I now live just outside Bude where I enjoy coastal walks with my children and dogs and have just taken up gig rowing.  After working locally as an assistant head and completing my Headteacher qualification, I was thrilled to be able to join St Catherine’s last year as Head of School where my passion for teaching is directed daily to the challenges of ensuring high quality, inspiring education for every one of our wonderful pupils.


L. Bruce – Staff Governor - Key Areas: Maths / SEN

I teach Year 5 at St Catherine's.  Having completed my PGCE here, I am pleased to have come back as a fully qualified teacher.  Being with the pupils and watching them learn is the best part of my job.  My particular interest is Maths, which I lead alongside Key Stage 2.  


L. Davy – Associate Member - Key Areas:  English / Pupil Premium / EYFS

I was born in Portsmouth but have lived in the south west for most of my life. After a ten year management career in retail and having four children, I retrained as a teacher which was my lifelong ambition, through the University of Worcester where I gained a first class BA (Hons) degree in Education. I have worked at St Catherine’s for eleven years now and feel that it is a very special place to be largely due to our Christian ethos. It is a real privilege to teach young children and see them progress throughout their school journey. I believe it is our responsibility to inspire life long learners.
I live in Launceston with my family. In my spare time I enjoy running , live music and football. I am a committee member of a local football club, which I am very passionate about and spend most Saturdays supporting the youth teams.

Head of School:
Mrs Louise Hussey
Moorland Road,
Launceston, Cornwall,
PL15 7HX, England.
01566 772198

An Daras Multi Academy Trust

Diary Dates

08 Feb 2018 - Chicken Club
08 Feb 2018 - Dance
09 Feb 2018 - Last Day of Spring First Half Term
09 Feb 2018 - Choir
09 Feb 2018 - Badminton Club
12 Feb 2018 - Half Term - no clubs
19 Feb 2018 - Back to School Spring Second Half

Ofsted information about St Catherine's School

For the latest information on our results.