The Joseph Whitaker School will reopen on 1st September for Year 7 only. Years 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13 will return on 2nd September. All students return on 3rd September. Reception will be open throughout the summer holidays 8am until 3.30pm.

Parent Governor Position

Parent Governor Position

Dear Parent / Carer


Governor Election


There are four parental nominations for the Local Governing Body:


Mrs Caroline Jones

Mrs Claire Noble

Mrs Caroline Butler

Mrs Ruth Owen


Therefore, an election will take place for the two positions available.


  1. Each parent / carer can vote for 2 candidates, as there are two positions available.
  2. All parent / carers for whom we hold an email address have been emailed with the link to vote.
  3. Both parents / carers have the right to vote. Therefore, any parent / carer who we do not hold an email address for and who would like to vote, please email and you will be sent a voting link.
  4. The deadline to vote is 10am on Wednesday 2 October 2019.



The Nominees


Mrs Caroline Jones

7 Sycamore Close, Rainworth.

Parent of: Alice and Isobelle

As parent governor I’d be uniquely placed to champion the views of parents / carers to help in the continuing improvement of the school. With 20 years teaching experience in educational settings I am passionate about teaching, learning and curriculum innovation. As an Art Consultant I deliver workshops and work with schools to improve their learning environments. I would relish the role as parent governor as our family has an invested interest in the school becoming the best version of itself.


Mrs Claire Noble

Parent of: Olivia and Isabelle

Hi my name is Claire, I have 2 children in school Olivia (yr10) & Isabelle (yr7). I am passionate about the education and well-being of pupils. My professional role involves training Primary and Secondary teachers, as well as observing and coaching teachers in Further Education, which I feel puts me in an ideal position to support and challenge points presented to the board. I am confident to be ‘our voice as parents’ when considering decisions that affect our children and us.


Dr Caroline Butler

Parent of: Robert and Euan

A little bit about me;

  • Parent of Robbie (yr10) and Euan (yr7)
  • Sixteen years as GP partner- dealing with budgets, targets and staff issues
  • Good insight into physical and mental health problems in young people
  • Qualified educator –teaching every day at work
  • Approachable with high levels of integrity
  • Work three days a week so have time to contribute
  • Most importantly keen to support this fantastic school, pupils, parents and staff


Mrs Ruth Owen

18 Lynnes Close, Blidworth.

Parent of: James

I attended this school, as did my older son Alex and now my younger son James has started in Year 7. I am keen to be a parent governor as I believe I have the skills and knowledge to be a spokesperson for all parents. I was a parent governor at Blidworth Oaks for 7 years and work within the apprenticeship team at West Notts College. I am committed to ensuring the best outcomes for all our children. Please choose me!



Mrs H Darnbrough

Clerk to Governors