ANDREW RENDLE last week asked a question at the Town Hall that showed there are more than 200 vacancies that need to be filled on the governing bodies of Croydon schools and asks you to help
Volunteering as a school governor also gives you the chance to see the education system close up, work with a variety of people and gain skills and experience in such areas as project management, recruitment, budget control, admin and marketing.
It only takes up a few hours a week, although you get out as much as you put in and you don’t need to have children at the school or even be a parent, all you need to be is over 18 and be able to attend meetings. School governors provide strategic management and make executive decisions while at the same time supporting and challenging the head teacher and their staff.
I urge you to take a look at being a school governor and lots of information can be found at www.sgoss.org.uk or by calling 020 7354 9805.
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