I officially did my first duty as a new governor yesterday.
I joined the governing body of a local junior school recently for various reasons. I want to embrace as many aspects of leadership as possible over the next couple of years, being a governor was one of them. I wanted to look from the outside in, so not be a governor in my school. I want to understand how other schools are run, what is effective and different, what isn’t.
So I was welcomed warmly, if slightly tentatively at first (teaching at a rival school!), a few weeks ago. The school has, as have many in Norfolk, been placed in category 3 by their most recent Ofsted. The governors decided to do an audit on one of the issues, behaviour and behaviour for learning.
So I turned up in my PPA time, they were expecting me. Well most of…
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