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Governor of the year chosen

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28 June 2017

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This year’s winner of the Enfield Outstanding Contribution to Governance award at the Dugdale Centre on Wednesday 28 June was chosen as Philip Dawson from Walker Primary School.

  • The annual governor awards recognise the best of the borough’s 1,200 governors
  • Awards night at the Dugdale Centre on Wednesday 28 June celebrated best practise and dedication to raising educational standards
  • Philip Dawson gets the Outstanding Contribution to Governance Award

This year’s winner of the Enfield Outstanding Contribution to Governance award at the Dugdale Centre on Wednesday 28 June was chosen as Philip Dawson from Walker Primary School.

The evening celebrates the work of the 1,200 governors who put in many hours as volunteers supporting schools by leading and supporting the management teams, and making policy in more than 90 schools in Enfield.

This year nine governors received commendations. Five young people received the ‘Governors Award 4 Young People Award’ for the contribution they have made in support of community cohesion. Many more governors also received certificates for completing the Governor Accreditation Programme.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection said, “I am immensely proud of all of our governors who make a huge contribution to the success of the schools in Enfield. I am also delighted that Philip Dawson has been rightly recognised for the colossal contribution he has made to Walker Primary School this year.

“We’re committed to fairness for all, that means providing a great education system for all our young people and an incredible 92 per cent of the schools in Enfield are rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. That clearly reflects the reality that our governors carry out a pivotal role in partnership with the teaching staff to drive improvement and maintain high standards.

“Governors bring their own experience and knowledge to an extremely important role and deserve our wholehearted thanks. I know that it has been a difficult decision for our judges to decide on this year’s outstanding governor – but that is because we have such an excellent group.

“It is inspiring to me that our governors - who are all volunteers - have acquired a degree of knowledge and expertise that is essential for the functioning of our schools. They are true heroes setting extremely high standards.”

School governing bodies set the aims and objectives for their schools and ensure that systems are in place to meet them. They work closely with headteachers and take a lively interest in the children and their school activities.

Cllr Orhan added: “Our school governors are among the most active volunteers in Enfield. They are a shining example of the Enfield Heroes campaign designed to encourage more people to take part in all kinds of community services in schools, hospitals, libraries, charity shops, supporting carers and helping people in so many ways – we are proud of all of them.”

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