Vol­un­teer to aid school as a gov­er­nor

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

An ap­peal is be­ing made for peo­ple to vol­un­teer to be­come pri­mary school gov­er­nors.

About 20% of gov­er­nor places in schools across south-east Kent are cur­rently va­cant, es­pe­cially in pri­maries.

So now the hunt is on to find skilled vol­un­teers who can lend their time and ex­per­tise to help them con­tinue to im­prove.

SGOSS – Gov­er­nors for Schools is work­ing in part­ner­ship with Kent County Coun­cil to ap­peal for new vol­un­teers to come for­ward.

John Viner, chair of gov­er­nors at Willes­bor­ough Ju­nior School in Ash­ford, said: “Be­com­ing a gov­er­nor is a re­ward­ing way to make a real con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of our young peo­ple.

“Gov­ern­ing boards are in­creas­ingly pro­fes­sional, so vol­un­teers need not be ex­perts in education, nor do they have to be a par­ent. Vol­un­teers are able to con­trib­ute from their skillset, what­ever that may be.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.be­comeagov­er­nor.com or con­tact Wil­liam Durham on 020 7288 9535 or via Wil­liam. Durham@sgoss.org.uk.

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