Burnley school waves goodbye to governor

Holy Trinity Primary School headteacher Catherine Braithwaite with the chair of governors Ian Bannister who is retiring and pupils who are celebrating thier good ofsted report.
Holy Trinity Primary School headteacher Catherine Braithwaite with the chair of governors Ian Bannister who is retiring and pupils who are celebrating thier good ofsted report.

A Burnley school celebrated a glowing Ofsted report – but said goodbye to a long-serving governor.

Holy Trinity CE Primary was given a “good” report by inspectors who said the school was caring and highly valued by parents and the community.

Staff and pupils were delighted with the praise from the Government watchdog which highlighted many outstanding features of the Raglan Road school.

The report found almost all pupils made good progress – with the school offering good teaching, interesting lessons and “extremely well managed” provision for disabled pupils and youngsters with special educational needs.

But celebrations were tinged with sadness as governor and chairman Ian Bannister was leaving the school after 15 years service.

Headteacher Catherine Braithwaite said: “Governors and staff said a huge thank you and goodbye to Ian Bannister who has been a governor and chairman at Holy Trinity for the last 15 years.

“Ian has worked tirelessly for the school and will be greatly missed. The school is also celebrating a ‘good’ Ofsted report earlier this year which highlighted good teaching with outstanding features, good governance and supports the school well.”