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Local Governors are awarded
Governors from five Ealing schools have been recognised for their hard work and commitment in a special awards ceremony.
The Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, presented the awards, which celebrate the valuable contribution they make to schools across the borough.
The award for the best overall governing body went to Wood End Infant School, Northolt. The entire governing body was recognised for helping the school to move from being in special measures to being judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted in just over a year. They were praised for being ‘proactive’ and ‘timely’ and working tirelessly.
Susan Kumba from St Ann’s School, Hanwell, won the outstanding individual governor award. Nominated by the head teacher, Susan was praised for her commitment, passion and sensitivity.
This year, there were two winners of the chair of governors award. Diane Coyle from Drayton Green Primary, West Ealing, and Denise Maloney of Stanhope Primary School, Greenford, shared the award for their excellent work in supporting their schools and in showing strong leadership.
This year’s outstanding clerk to a governing body award went to Alan O’Neil. Clerks provide support and advice to governing bodies and help them to run effectively, Alan is clerk to 10 schools and three of them nominated him this year. He was praised by all three for his efficiency, professionalism and sound advice.
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Well done to all of this year’s winners. Governors play a crucial part in the leadership and management of our schools and we are very lucky to have so many excellent people who are prepared to support our teachers and students.
“I have been a governor since 1997 and know first-hand the commitment that is required. I am enormously grateful to all of the dedicated people that play such a crucial role in shaping our education system.”
For more information about the work of school governors and advice on how to become one go to www.egfl.org.uk/governance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8825 5444.
24th July 2013