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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 headteacher 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 James Wonnacott.  If you wish to contact him 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


 James Wonnacott – Chair/Foundation Governor - Key Areas: Strategy, Personnel, Whistleblowing

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. 

Rebecca Brewer – Vice-Chair/Foundation Governor - Key areas:  Data and Improvement

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. 

Connie Smith – Parent Governor  - Key Areas:  SEND and curriculum

My family is originally from Texas (USA), but relocated to Cornwall first in 2011 for 2.5 years, then again in 2017. My husband and I work with charities and churches in the area to reach out to, encourage and inspire people of all ages. I left behind my fast-paced career at a large international corporation when our daughter Brooklyn was born, and have spent the years since involved in various aspects Christian ministry and as a professional singer alongside my incredibly talented singer-songwriter husband, Trevor. Our two children, Brooklyn and Lincoln, both attend St. Catherine's and enjoy it immensely. Having to move them to a new school (in a new country!) was one of the biggest worries for me as a mom, but it's turned out wonderfully. We so value and appreciate that St. Catherine's strives to instil both good learning and good character in the children. There is a bright future ahead for the children in our community, and I'm excited to help support and contribute to their experience and outcomes at St. Catherine's.

 Margaret Young – Foundation Governor - Key Areas:  Safeguarding and Pupil Voice
Louise Hussey

 Louise Hussey – Executive Headteacher

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.

Libby Bruce – Staff Governor - Key Areas: Maths and Vulnerable Pupil Groups

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.  

Liz Davy – Associate Member - Key Areas:  English and Vulnerable Groups

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.

Claire Fishleigh - Foundation Governor - Stakeholders and RE.

I grew up in Launceston and love getting involved in all aspects of community life.  I am the secretary of a local residents association, treasurer of Sterts Theatre, a member of Dunheved Bowling Club and a Street Pastor.

I am a qualified accountant and work for a local social investment company, helping social enterprises achieve impact around the country.

As a Christian I love seeing the values of the school practiced in all elements of school life.  These values give pupils the life skills that will set them up for later life.

  Brendan Maguire - Foundation Governor - Information Governor (Website/online safety/data protection


Executive Headteacher:
Mrs Louise Hussey
Moorland Road,
Launceston, Cornwall,
PL15 7HX, England.
01566 772198

An Daras Multi Academy Trust

Ofsted information about St Catherine's School

For the latest information on our results.

- Link to performance tables -  https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables

Diary Dates

04 Jun 2019 - Back to School Summer Second Half
03 Jul 2019 - Year 6 Residential
15 Jul 2019 - Year 6 Transition Days Launceston College
24 Jul 2019 - Break for Summer Holidays
25 Jul 2019 - Staff Training
04 Sep 2019 - Staff Training Day - No Pupils
05 Sep 2019 - Start of Autumn term