Dedicated trio of governors

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DEDICATED governors were honoured as part of Rastrick High school’s Silver Jubilee celebrations after years of valuable work.

Chair Julia Wilby is stepping down after having been involved for 20 years while David Nortcliffe and Geoff Hallas were honoured for their continued work as governors since the school was formed in 1985.

After spending a career in life revolving around education, Mrs Wilby said she had really enjoyed her role.

“I thought it was the right time to step down and have some time to myself and with my husband. It’s a great honour that I will be involved still as a trustee. I see the school moving forward and playing an even more growing role within the community.”

Headteacher Helen Lennie paid tribute saying all three governors have given loyal service and been unstinting in their work and support.

“David and Geoff have served on the governing body since its inception and their 25 years of service is invaluable, giving them a great deal of knowledge and experience to draw on as we plan for the future.

“Julia has been exceptional in her participation both as governor and as chair. She has boundless energy, enthusiasm and a great interest in everything our students do. She knows the school well, having made it her goal over the years to attend as many events as she could fit into her already busy life.”

Mr Nortcliffe said: “The positive progress has been down to the strong partnerships within the school. Over the years stability of teachers, staff and everybody involved has been key.”

Mr Hallas said it was unheard of to merge Reinswood Secondary School and Rastrick Grammar but since then the school has gone from strength to strength.