Tuesday, 19 March 2013
SCHOOL GOVERNORS ARE NEEDED
Birmingham City Council has organised a week of activities aimed at recruiting volunteers from the public and private sectors to serve on school governing bodies.
There are an estimated 300,000 unpaid school governors that make up the largest volunteer workforce in the UK. Anyone over 18 years old can apply to become a school governor.
Governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.
Being a school Governor (I am lucky to be a governor of 2 excellent schools in Oscott the Great Barr Junior School and the Goodway Nursery school) is very rewarding but can be hard work. I just wish I could give more time.
If you can spare some time and have an interest in trying to improve a local school why not give it a try
Governor Recruitment Week starts on Monday 18 March 2013. For further information about becoming a school governor visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/school-governors em