End Of An Era

It is heartening to write a few sentences on the pleasure and privilege that I had during my association with Swanlea School for the last twenty one years, nineteen of which as Chair. There have been major milestones and achievement during this period, including Swanlea being rated outstanding in two consecutive inspections by OFSTED and achievements of our students comparing favourably nationally.
There have been many people, Governors and Headteachers included, both past and present that have helped make my time here worthwhile. Combined with enthusiasm and a sense of utter commitment, each individual made the school stand up in the community with pride. All this is because of hard work by every member of our staff, our commitment to civilised liberal views and good leadership from the Headteacher and governors.
We have made enormous progress getting a cohesive partnership between the school and parents/carers and the community. Parent evenings are very well attended and the Swanlea Parents Teachers Association (PTA) is doing a wonderful job in bringing the parents/carers and community together.
I hope this work will continue to flourish in my absence.

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