New Year's Resolutions – become a School Governor!
I spotted this post from Lara over at The Reall Battle and wondered if I could encourage a few more folks to take up the Governor challenge. I agree with Lara, that it is a very rewarding experience. Yes – it does take up time but then things that are worthwhile do.
You don’t have to be an experienced educationalist. Any experience you can bring will be beneficial to the school. You do need to be prepared to get involved if it is going to be more than a role where you only go to meetings. It is always a good idea to take advantage of any training that is going on as the role is becoming more vital to the success of the school. I firmly believe (with my ex-headteacher and present Governor hats on) that an efficient governing body can make a huge difference to the progress a school can make.
Go and read Lara’s post and see if you’d like to take up the Governor challenge! As she says
…. my passion is for learning, regardless of age or environment. I have a lot of experience to draw on and I want to be an active governor – I’m guessing that’s a pretty good start.