We had a school Governors sub-committee meeting last night, of which I am Chair.*
(I know. How do I stand the non-stop excitement that is my kerrr-razy life.)
Always dread the meetings. They stick out in the diary like little clouds of post-work gloom. Commitment made manifest. Last year a friend ran through an exercise with me where you prioritise and rank the things you want to do more of. School Governing came bottom of quite a long list.
But then the meeting was brilliant. We got loads done and it was really energetic. I came away feeling really great and actually useful.
It always happens like this. I really must be less curmudgeonly about my free time.
Still a bit confused as to how I actually became a school governor, not having any of what I imagined to be the normal prerequisites; a child, a severe nervous condition brought on my teaching a small army of 'little darlings' etc. I think I saw it as a way of volunteering.
I'm what they call a community governor (the other kind, aside from parents and teachers, are local authority governors). This means I am supposed to represent the local community, I think.
* The position of Table having already been filled, obviously.