Why Oli is a school governor

Why I choose to volunteer

As a teacher in a primary school outside of Bracknell Forest, I wanted to broaden my own experiences of school leadership beyond my teaching role.

What I like about being a volunteer

Through the governor and chair role, I have had a range of experiences that I might not have otherwise had within my day job.

It also allows me to see how other schools, teachers and children work within a community and the challenges that they face.

What the role involves

The role is broad and you need to have a have-a-go attitude to the many strategic challenges that can arise. This might include pupil attendance, staffing, finance, and performance management.

Oli, School governor