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Meet the Governors

Daniel Harvey – Co-Opted Governor, Chair

Co-Opted Governor

Date of Appointment - 26th November 2014

End of Term of Office - 25th November 2018


Hello all.  I was co-opted onto the governing body in the autumn term of 2014, prior to the that I had been the governing body’s clerk. I believe I bring a wealth of experience to the governing body, I have been a governor on two other governing bodies and I work in the local authority Education Governance team. I expressed interest to join Henry Whipple governing body due to the unique aspect of the school. I hope I can become a tiny part of a greater entity that allows children to reach their full potential. I look forward to working with the governing body, teachers, staff, parents and pupils to believe, belong and achieve.


In 2014, I had the absolute pleasure of marrying my beautiful girlfriend and the birth of my little baby girl. I am a keen photographer and am in the process of developing my hobby into a career. In my spare time, I enjoy movies, reading and playing computer game (apparently I am a bit of a geek).


Chris Easton, Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment - 31st January 2013

End of Term of Office - 30th January 2017


I have been a governor at Henry Whipple since April 2013. I work for the Anglican and Methodist Churches in the area and I also live  in the area with my family. The school invited me to become a governor and after much thought I agreed because I wanted to make more of a contribution to the wider community and also support Henry Whipple.


John O'Leary - Staff Governor

Date of Appointment - 22nd March 2015

End of Term of Office - 21st March 2019



My name is John O'Leary and I teach in Key Stage 1 at Henry Whipple.


I became a staff governor in May 2015 and look forward to working alongside the rest of the governing body to reflect upon our successes as a school and continue our whole-school drive for excellence and progress for all learners.


John Kenneth Perry - Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 6th October 2015

End of Term of Office: 5th October 2019


I wanted to be a governor because I feel my experiences can help the school to get even better. I consider that I had a poor start in life but with hard work and a good education obtained a university degree.  It can be done.

My interests include travel, reading, rugby, walking and real ale - in no particular order!



Karen Kilner - Local Authority Governor

Date of Appointment:28th September 2016

End of Term of Office: 27th September 2020


Hello everyone - I am a new local authority governor and I currently work within the Inclusion and Disability service in the local authority. I have worked in the Education department since 2003.


I am very much looking forward to being part of a great team at Henry Whipple, using my skills and experience to help in working towards the best possible outcomes for all.


Yvonne Dennis – Co-Opted School Governor

Date of Appointment: 28th September 2016

End of Term of Office: 27th September 2020


It is indeed a real privilege for me to now be part of this amazing school!  I joined the Governing Body in September 2016. I am hoping that my skills and experiences will help me make a very positive contribution to the school.


Right now, I work for Nottingham City Council’s Library and Information Service. For many years, I have had a deep commitment to helping others realise their full potential and am extremely passionate about enhancing literacy.  I have lived and worked in several different cultures. Finally, I love gardening, reading, writing, photography and swimming.  

John Thomas


Date of appointment 20.06.2017
End of term of office 19.06.2021
The school have co-opted me onto the governing body and I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue the drive for excellence throughout the school.
I grew up in a working class family in Nottingham and thanks to my parents commitment to my education, I have enjoyed a successful career in business until retiring 18 months ago.
Education and a love of learning changed my life and I hope that I can help others to share my passion and achieve their goals.
My main interests are Ice Hockey, Hill Walking, Reading, and, of course, my family, whose support has made everything possible