The Joseph Whitaker School benefits from very strong governance from a dedicated, skilled and experienced Board.
The role of school governors is to set the strategic direction for the school, to hold school leaders to account for improving performance and to make sure money is well spent. Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents and elected school staff. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school and they all work in a voluntary capacity. They have responsibility for overseeing the strategic framework of the school including setting policies, approving the curriculum and overseeing the school budget.
The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities. Governors never make decisions on their own, nor do they act as individuals.
Governors meet on a regular basis and their work is conducted through full Governing Body meetings.
Who are our Governors?
Governing Body as of 1 September 2017:
Chair of Governors:
Councillor C P Barnfather
The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school:
c/o The Joseph Whitaker School
Tel: 01623 792327
Cllr C P Barnfather (Chair) 21 June 2020
Mr J A Eden 30 November 2020
Mr C Morgan 2 November 2019
Cllr M Smith 1 May 2019
Mrs J Staton 2 November 2019
Mrs K Turner 30 April 2020
Mr D Wakelin (Vice-Chair) 31 October 2018
Mr W Bates 30 April 2020
Mr C J Arthur 17 March 2019
Mr R Corder 2 November 2019
Mrs K Johnson 17 March 2019
Mr P Whitlam 2 November 2019
Mr J Herbert 23 March 2020
Mrs D O’Connor 1 May 2019
Headteacher: Mr D Bell
Note: Dates indicate when a Governor’s current term of office will end.