National praise for school governors

Governors at Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax, attended a special reception at the House of Commons after reaching the final of the National Governors Association Awards
Governors at Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax, attended a special reception at the House of Commons after reaching the final of the National Governors Association Awards

Governors at a Halifax school were invited to a special reception at the House of Commons after reaching the final of a national awards scheme.

The governing body at Ravenscliffe High School was presented with a glass trophy by Lord Nash in recognition of reaching the final of the National Governors Association Awards.

The governors were nominated by headteacher Martin Moorman after they received an outstanding rating by Ofsted in the latest inspection.

Vice-chairman Tracey Pearson said it was a lovely day out.

“It was very special, something we will probably never do again,” she said.

“We are just a bunch of willing volunteers who do our best for the school.

“Our governors are really dedicated to the job and put their heart and soul into the school.”

She was particuarly pleased with the recognition for chairman David Peck and long-serving governors Duncan Beaumont and Austin Crowther.