As an academy school, we have a Local Governing Board. 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.

Our Chair of Governors is Brendan Maguire.  If you wish to contact him please e-mail

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Brendan Maguire

Foundation Governor/Chair

Margaret Young

Foundation Governor

Cally Ellacott

Parent Governor

John Sanders

Parent Governor

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 Phillpotts

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.