Why become a school governor? Sue Bishop recently became Chair of Governors at Hillview School in Tonbridge and has been a school governor for 2 years. Read more about Sue’s experience here.
No doubt there are as many different reasons for wishing to become a school governor as there are school governors. However, my particular interest is a passionate belief that a good education is key in determining not only the wellbeing of every individual, but also the economic health of the nation. I believe that every child should receive the very best education possible and I am puzzled and frustrated that standards in our schools vary as much as they do, and that vulnerable children and children from deprived backgrounds tend, as a general rule, to underachieve.