Silver Springs Academy Receive Special Commendation in Parliament
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds was delighted to see the governing body of Silver Springs Academy, based in Stalybridge, rewarded for their hard work at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament yesterday (Tuesday 9th June). The ceremony, organised by the National Governors’ Association, was to recognise outstanding governance, and Silver Springs were one of only 6 schools, chosen from the whole of England and Wales, to make the final cut.
The awards were hosted on the Terrace of the Houses of Parliament, overlooking the River Thames, and featured speeches from the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt MP, who also handed out awards. Whilst Silver Springs were ultimately not successful in claiming the top prize, they did receive a special commendation from the judges for their skill, teamwork and clarity of direction, and for the fantastic work the governing body have done at Silver Springs.
A beaming Mr Reynolds said:
“It is absolutely fantastic that the hardworking governing body at Silver Springs have been recognised for the brilliant work they have done at the school. The special commendation from the judges is no less than they deserve, and my perhaps slightly biased opinion they should have won!
As someone who was previously a school governor, I know what is involved in this very important role. School governing bodies across Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley, Dukinfield and Longdendale work incredibly hard, often in challenging circumstances, and I pay tribute to them all.”
Pictured with Jonathan is Silver Springs Headteacher Deborah Mason, and Tony Powell from New Charter