Learn something new everyday
Since becoming a governor over 12 years ago I continue to learn something new every day and that is what I most enjoy about being a governor.
Although I have governed at the same school over that period of time I still learn as much now as I did 12 years ago. However, there is one thing that remains constant and that’s the strong ethos and vision we have for our school, which takes its strength from the connection we hold as a Church of England school.
For myself, I became a governor because my children were starting school. Working in the financial services sector I knew nothing of the school system they were about to embark on for the next 13 or so years of their lives. I felt I could add value to another school by supporting them as a governor but mainly allow myself to learn and develop.
What I hadn’t reflected on is the strong sense of accomplishment and pride you get from working with a team of individuals who all bring their own value and skills but have one common goal – to provide the very best education for our children.
I am honoured and privileged to lead our team of Governors at Swanton Morley VC Primary School as their chair and continue to learn as well as share my knowledge and experience to deliver our overall goal.
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