The school Trustees monitor provision and provide strategic leadership and accountability.
We have a diverse range of members on our Board, why not take a look at their profiles.

Trustees - Mr Austin KellyChair of the Trustees / Safeguarding - Mr Austin Kelly:
Austin Kelly has lived in Nottingham for many years. He attended the Good Shepard Catholic Church with his family. His father was a County Councillor and a member of the Knights of St.Columba. He was also the steward of the Catholic Club in Carlton, where he regularly attended the Sacred Heart next door.
Austin Kelly became a police officer in Nottinghamshire from 1974 to 2001, serving all over the county. Once Mr Kelly left the police force he decided to go into teaching as a lecturer in Public Services and Law. He obtained an LLB whilst a police officer and a PGCE whilst working in Further Education.  Mr Kelly is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Community and Criminal Justice.

Trustee - Mrs Paula Hemsley

Mrs Hemsley was educated in Hertfordshire and London at Catholic Schools and attended Mary Word College in Keyworth. She worked for Essex County Council Catholic School before moving back to Nottinghamshire.
Mrs Hemsley retired from St.Joseph's after working as a teacher where she had been appointed head of KS1, Acting Deputy and Acting head. Having been at the school since 1973, she become a trustee since retiring.


Trustee - Professor Martin Whitaker

Martin is an ex parent of two children at St Joseph's and is a scientist by background. Martin has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Nottingham and Honorary Professor of Medical Innovation at The University of Sheffield.  In his day job Martin is Chief Executive Officer of Diurnal Group plc an AIM listed specialty pharmaceutical company developing new treatments for rare diseases.  Martin has over 18 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has previously held Board positions at a number of companies including: D3 Pharma Limited, Critical Pharmaceuticals Limited and PH Therapeutics Limited.

Trustee - Victoria Trafford (Awaiting photograph and personal information)

Trustee - Sarah Bodill (Awaiting photograph and personal information)

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Pupils of St Josephs


I am very proud to be Chair of governors at St Joseph's, a school with which I have been associated for many years. It still has the same caring ethos it did when I first came here and is forever thriving and moving upwards and onwards.

Austin Kelly


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