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 more about An Daras, please click on the following links:
- An Daras Multi Academy Trust
List of governors / roles
James Wonnacott – Chair/Foundation Governor - Key Areas: Strategy, Personnel, Whistelblowing
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.
Eoin Gillespie – Parent Governor - Key Areas: PE and Pupil Premium
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.
|Margaret Young – Foundation Governor - Key Areas: Safeguarding and Pupil Voice|
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.
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
Connie Smith - Parent Governor - SEND and Curriculum