We are delighted to be able to share the news that John Thompson, our long-standing School Governor, was made an MBE in the 2020 Birthday Honours List for services to the community in West Sussex.

John has been a Governor at Davison since 1999 and was Chair between 2013 and 2019. He was heavily involved in the Davison Day Nursery as Chair of the Management Committee from 2002 to 2016.

Chris Keating, Headteacher

Over the years I have worked with some amazing people and this award is as much for them – my contribution has been to provide support and encouragement, challenge when needed and be there for them. Over the past 20+ years I have been a governor in several schools besides Davison: my focus being helping schools out of special measures and improving provision for children who struggle in school. I am a Lay Member of the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership and a Trust Governor at Western Sussex Hospitals.

Becoming part of the Davison family through being a sponsor of the Youth University and then as a governor has been one of the greatest joys of my life. To see the Davison of today is a testament to the dedicated team of people who make it happen; our amazing students who embrace all the school has to offer and our parents who support their daughters and the school. For our school every challenge really is an opportunity.

John Thompson, MBE