A message from our new Chair of Governors Mr Chris Pickett
We originally selected Ditcham Park as the school which we believed would provide not only superb educational opportunities and experiences for our children but also the environment within which they would grow in confidence and develop the social graces and life skills to successfully move onwards into Further Education and beyond. Eleven years later I know that these core values are more important than ever and it is this knowledge which gives me terrific confidence in Ditcham Park School, not only as a parent but also as Chair of Governors.
I am immensely proud to have been elected as the Chair of Governors of Ditcham Park School in June 2014, having served as a Governor since 2008. During my time as a Governor I have also chaired the Governors’Marketing Sub-Committee and been a member of the Governors’Building Sub-Committee.
My association with Ditcham Park spans 11 years, commencing in 2003 when we entrusted our son Henry to the school for those most precious and important years of his education. Henry thrived at Ditcham in so many ways and following the successful completion of his GCSEs he left at the end of Year 11 as a confident and ambitious young man, excited about life and his future. We were so impressed by his experiences and development at Ditcham and remain equally delighted with the school for our youngest daughter Ella who continues to flourish as a current junior pupil having joined in Reception.
It is my intention that, alongside my fellow Governors, we will remain focused on developing the school with particular emphasis on maintaining our treasured ethos. Our aim remains to support our Head Teacher, Mr Andrew Rowley, and his staff, in every way possible to enable them to continue to provide the very special education that our children enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs National Park.
If you are considering Ditcham Park School for your children I most warmly encourage you to explore our website a little more and watch the short video (click here), but most importantly come and visit our school in person to make your own judgments on its unique educational environment.
If you are a current parent I would be very pleased to make time to talk with you about the School and I look forward to meeting you at one of the many, future school events.
Mr Chris Pickett
Chair of Governors