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Governing Board : Who's Who

Mrs Julie Merry

Chair of Governors

Mrs Lindsay Smith


Mrs Catherine Hughes

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Vanessa West


I started at Cathcart Street in 2010 as a Year 1 teacher for ONE term only and in 2023, I am proud to still be teaching at Cathcart Street. I have always worked in Key Stage 1 and have spent most of my Cathcart career in Year 1. I have taught Year 2 for four years, but unfortunately 2 of those years were Covid lockdown years. Before training to be a teacher, I worked in an office for 15 years and led a team. Having a passion for teaching I left and went to be a Teaching Assistant working in Year 6 first, Year 4 and eventually Year 1 which I left to train to be a teacher. This year I became a school Governor as I wanted to have a more active role in developing the school and opportunities for our pupils to strive to be all that they can.

Mr Gary Devaney


Mr Rufus Beer


Mr Neil Thomas


Mr Russel Biggs


Ms Mel Carlen


I have over 30 years Business experience , with the last 15 in senior leadership roles leading and delivering change management, service delivery , commercial and contract management plus customer service . My experience spans a number of different sectors ; Retail , Utilities, Construction, Customer Service, Energy Services however the thread that connects them all is my passion for creating brilliant working environments where individuals can thrive, be their authentic selves and deliver brilliant services all of which add together to deliver business benefit .

I am proud to be part of the Governing body at Cathcart Primary School and bring my leadership experience to positively challenge and champion the brilliant work the team at school are doing . Our mantra of ‘Learn today, aspire for life’ is applicable to all of us and I’m privileged to work with the dedicated School leadership to support them bringing this to life for each and every student.