Wilkie honoured for 40 years service as governor of Weston Way Nursery

THE dedication of long serving school governors was rewarded by Hertfordshire County Council at a special awards ceremony. A special award was presented to Ellen Wilkinson, affectionately known as Wilkie by everyone in the Baldock community, who has be

THE dedication of long serving school governors was rewarded by Hertfordshire County Council at a special awards ceremony.

A special award was presented to Ellen Wilkinson, affectionately known as Wilkie by everyone in the Baldock community, who has been a governor at Weston Way Nursery for 40 years.

"Wilkie is a true champion of Weston Way Nursery, tireless in her work for us and is very much appreciated for her enthusiasm and commitment," said headteacher Jane Millett.

"We are very fortunate to have had her on our side for all these years - long may she continue."


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Hertfordshire has more than 8,000 school governors, bringing a wide variety of expertise to what is vital and demanding work.

"Governors get involved in so many aspects of school life and we wanted to thank them for all they do," said John Harris, Director of Children, Schools and Families at last week's (May 14) awards at County Hall.

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"They are at the heart of their school community, making sure it provides high quality education. Governors don't need any special qualifications, but what is vital is a genuine interest in helping schools to be the best they can. Being a governor is a lot of work and a lot of fun."

Other award winners from Comet country were: Platinum award for 30+ years Chris Tye - The Barclay, Stevenage; Richard Ball - Walkern Primary.

Gold award for 20+ years: Rosemary Last - Round Diamond Primary, Stevenage, John Cottee -North Herts Education Support Centre, Letchworth.

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