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Chair Of Governors Welcome

Chair of Governors Welcome - John Perry     September 2021


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 Karen Kilner who has stepped down from her Chair duties for her commitment, tenacity and  hard work over the past years, especially during the last 18 months. I hope to continue the high standards set by Karen during her term as Chair.


I have been on the governing body of Henry Whipple for a number of years, and have held the role of Vice Chair for the past 2 years. 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 its money is well spent.


The past 18 months have been very difficult for everyone, and especially so for Henry Whipple, and the governors will be working hard to help the school fully recover. 


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


Best wishes


John Perry

Chair of Governors