School governor’s work recognised

Sabden St Mary's Primary School governor John Glenn receiving his award. (s)
Sabden St Mary's Primary School governor John Glenn receiving his award. (s)

A primary school governor who has worked tirelessly for more than 20 years has been given a special award in recognition of his service.

John Glenn, the chair of governors of St Mary’s RC Primary School, Sabden, was presented with the award for outstanding contribution to the work of the school’s governing body in a celebration assembly. The award was presented by John Davey, the chairman of the Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies.

John has worked closely with staff, pupils and parents at the school, all who were delighted to see him rewarded for his efforts.

He said: “I became a Governor because I wanted to be involved in my children’s school and I continued when they grew up and left because I enjoyed working with the head teachers and staff. As times have changed, we have tried to improve without losing our character. We want our children to be proud of where they come from, yet become aware of the wider opportunities. We aim to know their strengths and weaknesses, recognising and tackling problems at an early stage and celebrating their successes. You don’t get paid for being a school governor, but, and I know it’s a cliché, the rewards are plenty when you see the well-balanced children and what they achieve.”