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.
To find out about An Daras director information please click on the link: An Daras Multi Academy Trust
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.
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.
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|
|L. Davy – Associate Member - Key Areas: Literacy / Pupil Premium / EYFS|