Role: Parent Governor
Job: Voluntary sector broker working in social care
What do you do as a governor?
I’m really interested in children and their welfare, and safeguarding, so I joined the Children, Wellbeing and Community committee which meets five times a year. I’m also the Pupil Premium link governor looking at the ways money allocated to Free School Meals (FSM) students is used at the school – interactions, staff, extra staffing, study groups etc - to boost children’s learning and close any gaps between FSM and non-FSM students.
What tips would you give anyone wanting to be a school governor?
Being a governor is a really good thing to do. It can help shape the school, it allows you to know what’s going on and be more active in your child’s life, but there is a lot of reading. I find it helps to make notes if you want to retain the information!