Kent County Councillor Clive Hart has been confirmed as the Chair of Governors at Laleham Gap Special School (in Thanet). Clive has been performing the role of Chair for several months on a temporary basis and on Tuesday (2nd October) the board of governors asked him to continue for a further full year.
Cllr. Clive Hart said ‘it is both an honour and a privilege to be elected chair of governors at Laleham Gap. It really is a wonderful school. We have recently become a leading light in relation to anti-bullying and healthy eating and as a centre of excellence in relation to our special school status staff and pupils really do shine.
The ‘outstanding’ status awarded to Laleham Gap following this years OFSTED inspection is a testament to the hard working pupils, the dynamic head teacher, the conscientious staff and a supportive board of governors.
The coming year will be a very exciting one with the strong possibility of vastly improved premises being provided through the Governments impressive Building Schools for the Future programme and our first item of business on Tuesday evening was to start formal negotiations with the Local Education Authority to that end’.
Ed: Your photo captions are welcomed! I have taken the liberty of correcting a spelling slip in the original text of the release as I don't think Clive really meant to write "Conscious staff". If he did, then please let me know and I'll correct it from 'Conscientious'.