Meet the Governors

Mrs A Bassett

Head of School

Mrs Emma Gilbert

Parent Governor

Mrs Ruth Bawden

Co-opted Governor (Chair)

I have lived in Launceston for over 40 years and have worked as a Microbiologist, at Launceston College, in a Bank and Building Society and at Education Out of School . As an Administrator in EOS I was very involved with the pupils, their education, SEND provision and reintegration back into school. I was also a Sunday School Teacher at St Marys. I have two children who both went to local schools and I am now a grandmother with four grandsons, two of which are at WHA. I have therefore attended many events at WHA and helped with fundraising. I have always been involved with various Clubs and Organisations in Launceston and I currently am in a choir and run a Group for Widows, which I started after my husband died. I am very interested in all aspects of education and child development which, I believe are at the core of any Society and I will help in any way I can to support the Ethos of WHA.

Mrs Patricia Orridge

Co-opted Governor

I live in a village a few miles from Launceston where I retired to 3 years ago. I have worked in Adult Social Care supporting those with complex needs and challenging behaviour, I have also supported SEN children and adults who are visually impaired. I am a Mum and Nanny as well as being an Area Co-ordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards and Chairman of a local town centre charity that supports the local youth population and community. I am a Youth Mental Health First Aider and Mentor with Mind Your Way. I am looking forward to using my experience to support the staff, parents and pupils at WHA and spending time in the school learning how the curriculum is delivered. I hope to meet many parents at school events in the near future and look forward to talking to you.

Mr John Harris

Co-opted Governor

Ms Lin Millard

Staff Governor

Mrs Toni Martin

ADMAT Governance Officer