When I first looked around Singleton School with a view to my daughter starting here, the thing that struck me the most was how outgoing, confident and polite the children were. When I then checked the OFSTED results for the school, I knew that there was no better school around and I cannot think of a better start in life for my children.
This is why I am happy to serve as a Governor and to give back to the school for all the dedication and hard work that my children receive from the Head Teacher and all the teaching staff.
As a governing body, we have the responsibility for the efficient running of the school which includes the educational results, financial well being, health and safety and spiritual development of the children. Our Governors are drawn from a variety of sources like the Church or, as in my case, parents of pupils. We have a wide cross-section of skills and experiences between us and we each sit on at least one sub-committee relevant to our skill set. I personally sit on the Resources Committee, Safety, Health and Environment Committee and the Governance Committee.
In these days of ever decreasing budgets and ever increasing red tape, all our teachers work flat out for the school and the Governors help out wherever possible to try and give our teachers more time to actually teach!
The 8.00am meetings can be especially challenging in the winter but always worth it when we see the results in our children.