School governors recognised by council

Lynn Hicks, right, was named Chair of Governors of the year

Lynn Hicks, right, was named Chair of Governors of the year

First published in News

SOUTHEND’S most effective headteachers and school governors have lauded at a special conference in the town.

Southend Council organised the event for heads and governors at the Holiday Inn, near Southend Airport.

The evening, focused on governance and leadership in schools, with the aim of ultimately seeing every school in the borough graded either “good”

or “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Lynn Hicks, from Heycroft Primary School, in Benvenue Avenue, Eastwood, was named Chair of Govenors of the Year, while Niki Lamont from Milton Hall Primary School, in Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff, won the title, Governor of the Year.

Keynote speakers included representatives fromOfsted and the National Governors’ Association.

Labour councillor Anne Jones, who is responsible for education and lifelong learning, said: “We are very proud of our school governors and headteachers, whose vital teamwork leads our schools to great success.

“We owe it to the borough’s children and young people to make Southend schools the very best that they can be.”

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9:42am Tue 29 Jul 14

Logopolitan says...

Great for those that have improving schools but what about those of us that live in the town centre? I hear that both the head and deputy along with seven members of staff have left Porters Grange School at the end of the summer term. Together with the well documented issues at Futures the council still has a lot of work to do in some parts of the town.
Great for those that have improving schools but what about those of us that live in the town centre? I hear that both the head and deputy along with seven members of staff have left Porters Grange School at the end of the summer term. Together with the well documented issues at Futures the council still has a lot of work to do in some parts of the town. Logopolitan
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12:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

I hope they vet their governors better than a school in Basildon did.

It ended up with a governor that spends a great deal of time on these boards spewing her hate of a certain ethnic minority...an ethnic minority who's children attended the school.
I hope they vet their governors better than a school in Basildon did. It ended up with a governor that spends a great deal of time on these boards spewing her hate of a certain ethnic minority...an ethnic minority who's children attended the school. ThisYear
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