A governor and trustee of Pinner High School has been given an award for helping the school thrive since its opening.
David Chappell was recognised with the Outstanding Contribution to Harrow Schools Award by the Association of Harrow Governing Bodies.
Mr Chappell was nominated by the chair of the Pinner High School Governing Body, Dr Andleeb Ahmed, for his contribution to the successful start Pinner High School has made since opening in 2016.
Mr Chappell is one of the founding community governors who came together in 2014 to establish the school for the local community.
The Governors set the strategy and direction of the school, and recruited the first Headteacher, Chris Woolf.
Mr Woolf said: “I am delighted David has been recognised in this way. He is an experienced school leader of the very highest calibre. He has been a great source of inspiration and advice to me and I am very grateful for his support.”
Mr Chappell was keen to celebrate the success of the whole Governing Body and the school community.
He pointed out how Pinner High has quickly created a name for itself as an inclusive school for the community.
It was recently named as a School Champion by Stonewall, celebrating its inclusive ethos, and earlier in the year was awarded the Silver Artsmark for its commitment to the Arts.
Students now have to live within a mile of the school to secure entry, such is the demand for places, and there is a waiting list of over 100 for September 2019.
Dr Ahmed commented: “I feel immensely privileged to have David in our Governing Body. Being a governor is a very rewarding role, and I am delighted we have recently recruited two new governors with particular skills and experience in careers education and finance that we will draw on as we look to the future, and particularly our first Sixth Form students.”