Governors

Who are our Governors?

Governing Body as of 31 January 2024

Chair of Governors: 
Cllr Martin Smith – 6 July 2027

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school:

c/o The Joseph Whitaker School
Warsop Lane
Rainworth
Nottinghamshire
NG21 0AG

Tel: 01623 792327

Email: hamiltons@josephwhitaker.org (Mrs S Hamilton – Clerk to Governors)

Community Governors:
Mrs C Butler5 December 2027
Mr M Lawson5 July 2027
Mr J Perry5 October 2026
Mrs C Noble 5 December 2027
Parent Governors:
Mr M Hall15 March 2027
Vacancy
Staff Governors:
Mr A Weir18 September 2027
Mr S Denby15 September 2024
Headteacher:
Mrs C Ayresex officio

Note: Dates indicate when a Governor’s current term of office will end.

Leavers in the last 12 months

Cllr T Smith – 14 March 2024

Mrs K Johnson – 06 July 2023

Mrs H Barsby – 30 January 2024


East Midlands Education Trust – Trust Information (emet.uk.com)

Trust Governance Structure

Governors Attendance 2022/23
NAME6th October 20221st December 202216th March 20236th July 2023
Mrs H Barsby (Chair) PresentPresentPresentPresent
Councillor M Smith (Vice Chair) PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs C Ayres (Headteacher) PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr C J Arthur PresentApologies 
Mrs C Butler PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr S Denby PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs K Johnson PresentPresentApologies Present
Mrs C Noble ApologiesApologies PresentPresent
Councillor T SmithPresentApologiesPresentApologies 
Mr A WeirPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr J PerryPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr M HallPresentApologies
Mr M LawsonPresent

Governors Attendance 2021/22
NAME16th September 20212nd December 202117th March 202230th June 2022
Mrs H Barsby (Chair) PresentApologies PresentPresent
Councillor M Smith (Vice Chair) PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs C Ayres (Headteacher) PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr C J Arthur PresentApologies PresentPresent
Mrs C Butler PresentPresentPresent– 
Mr S Denby PresentPresentPresentApologies 
Mrs K Johnson PresentPresentApologies Present
Mrs C Noble PresentApologies PresentPresent
Councillor T Smith– – PresentApologies 
Mr A Weir PresentPresentPresentPresent