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Chair of Governors Welcome - Karen Kilner


On behalf of the governors of Henry Whipple Primary School I would like to offer you a warm welcome to our school website.


I am pleased to be taking over the role of Chair of Governors and would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to my colleague John Thomas who is stepping down from his chair duties for his commitment, tenacity and  hard work over the past year; fortunately for us he will still be an integral part of our governing body, sharing his knowledge and experience and for that we are grateful. I hope to continue the high standards set by John during his term as chair.


I have been on the governing body of Henry Whipple since September 2016, and have held the role of Vice Chair for the past year. The governing body has representatives from the staff, parents, the local authority and various sections of the wider community, bringing a wide range of skills, experience and commitment to Henry Whipple Primary School.


The core functions of the governing body are to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction and we both challenge and support the Head Teacher and her staff on the school’s educational performance and the outcomes of our pupils; we also oversee the financial performance of the school making sure that it’s money is well spent.


If you have any specific questions or need any further information please make contact via the school office.


Best wishes


Karen Kilner

Chair of Governors