Farewell to David Lawrenson, chair of the local governing body
After eight years serving as a Governor and more recently as Chair of Governors, David is stepping down. A retired local government officer, who had also worked with other governing bodies across North Yorkshire, David brought a wealth of experience to the school.
Jenna Potter, Headteacher, said: “David’s contribution to the local governing body and thus to Richmond School and Sixth Form College has been immense. He has been at our side throughout the period of academisation and the recent lockdowns. David’s knowledge of local government procedures was invaluable during the planning process for the Dave Clark Arena and he offered his time and advice incredibly generously.
“David’s wisdom and integrity mean that he supports and challenges in exactly the right measures. He is passionate about the achievements of children and young people and I am in no doubt that without David’s loyalty and support, we would not be in the buoyant place as a school that we currently find ourselves in. We will miss him dearly.”