School governor honoured

A LONG-SERVING governor has been honoured for her dedication to Derbyshire schools.

For the past 40 years Joyce Marshall has been a governor at Longmoor Primary School in Long Eaton – serving for 30 years as chair.

The magistrate and former borough councillor has also been a governor at five other schools in the town.

Now Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Councillor Mike Longden has presented her with a certificate during a special assembly at Longmoor.

Cllr Longden said: “Joyce is a true community champion and I’m delighted to be able to honour her years of dedication and commitment to our schools. Being a governor is entirely voluntary and she has willingly devoted her time to making sure young people get the education they deserve.”