Mayor of Merton Councillor Brenda Fraser held a special celebration in the Mayor’s parlour this week (11 July 2016) in recognition of the contribution school governors make to school life in Merton.
Twenty-seven primary, secondary and special educational needs schools in Merton each put forward one governor to be honoured for excellence in their work at their school over the academic year 2015/16.
The nominees received a pin badge of the Merton crest in recognition of their voluntary work in the local community.
Councillor Fraser said: “Our schools have a lot to be proud about. Only last week were our maintained primary and secondary schools listed among the top performers in England for pupil improvement. Along with the teaching staff and families, our governors play a vital role in supporting and challenging senior leaders in the running of the schools.”
Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “Our governors give up a significant amount of their time to help raise standards in our schools, agreeing budgets and appointing the right staff. It is right that we should formally recognise their hard work.”