|Hounslow Needs New School Governors|
To perform 'most important voluntary role in education'
National charity School Governors One-Stop Shop (SGOSS) has teamed up with Hounslow Council in a drive to recruit new school governors from local businesses.
School Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education and a full, diverse governing body can be a source of enormous strength to a school. Schools are increasingly autonomous and are responsible for their own budgets, health and safety policies, recruitment issues etc. It can therefore add tremendous value if people with different skill-sets get involved.
The variety of issues a governor deals with also offers a fantastic opportunity for both personal and professional development. Research demonstrates that volunteer school governors develop skills in areas such as financial management, communication and strategic decision making.
Becoming a school governor is an excellent way to get involved in the local community and help ensure local children receive the highest standards of education possible. A governor does not need to be a parent nor do they have to have any specific skills or experience within education. Anyone aged over 18, who has an average of six to eight hours a month (during term time) to spare, can add tremendous value to a school’s governing body.
Anyone interested in this challenging and ultimately rewarding role, should contact Alison Young at the School Governors' One-Stop Shop on 020 7288 9542, or e-mail: email@example.com.
June 3, 2009