John Kenneth Perry - Co-opted Governor and Chair
Date of Appointment - 6th October 2015
End of Term of Office -
Appointed by the governing body.
I wanted to be a governor because I feel my experiences can help the school to get even better.
I grew up in Somerset, obtained a university degree, and then worked in central government for many years in London, the North East, Singapore, and finally the East Midlands. Following retirement I now volunteer for a number of organisations, and am very proud to be the Chair of Governors.
My interests include travel, reading, rugby, walking and real ale - in no particular order!
I have worked in education for more than 40 years, a lot of that in the city of Nottingham where I was a head teacher and then school adviser. I have also worked in special schools and as an adviser for special educational needs. I have always believed that children deserve the very best no matter what their postcode or circumstances. As soon as I walked into Henry Whipple I knew I would like to be a governor here. Believe, Belong, Achieve is evident everywhere and I am really pleased to be able to play a part in the school as governor.
I am one of the co vice chairs and chair of the Quality of Education Committee. I have lived in the city for over 40 years and have a grandson who has just started school, and am so pleased to have the opportunity to make a contribution to the continuing excellent education for children in the city.
Georgia Power -Local Authority Governor
Date of appointment 21st November 2018
End of term of office 20th November, 2022
Appointed by the Governing Body
As a new governor at Henry Whipple I hope to support the good work of the staff as they promote the good education of the children at the school.
I have had links with the school for over 20 years, taking occasional assemblies as a minister of a local church.
Rebecca Sneyd; Parent Governor
Date of appointment 22nd May, 2019
End of term of office 21st May, 2023.
Appointed by The Governing Body
My Sunday name is Rebecca but I prefer to be known as Bex - if you see me, please say Hi.
I am proud to have been appointed to the governing body as my youngest daughter (I have an older one in her teens), attends the school and she and the family have always been supported in her education.
I grew up in a single parent family and understand how hard that can be, but, through hard work and determination, I was able to get to University and am now a Sister on a cardiology ward.
Education was the key to me achieving my goals in life and I believe that every child has the right to an inclusive and stimulating education to help them reach their potential.
I have a wide range of interests outside of work, including reading, socialising, theatre, concerts, yoga, amateur astronomy, and making memories with my husband and daughters.
John O'Leary - Staff Governor
Date of Appointment - 22nd March 2015
End of Term of Office - 21st March 2019
Appointed by the Henry Whipple staff members.
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.