New beginnings, fresh slate, clean start blah…blah…blah. The start of the new term currently fills me with DREAD for one reason and one reason only.
It’s not because the 11+ is looming and I have mixed feelings about it. I don’t honestly mind if he passes the 11+ or not – yes honestly. We live very near an excellent comprehensive school and I’ll be very happy for him to go there. It is his decision to try for the 11+. He is a wonderful boy, clever, sensitive, talented and kind – I know he will make me oh so proud no matter where he goes.
It’s not because of the school uniform palarva – I sorted that nice and early with the help of @KidStart
It’s not because of the school run (although I do loathe it with a passion).
It is because of the reason for 215 of the emails in my inbox, and this:
In April of this year I became a school governor, I went into it blindly, I had no actual idea what it entailed or that it was a 4 year commitment…
I am scared of being a school governor. I don’t understand it properly, I sit at the meetings (that I can ill afford the time for) and I try to look as though I know what I’m doing, but, I don’t.
I haven’t even managed to book myself on any courses yet – how hard can it be?
I am not a person who likes to admit to weaknesses so my personal challenge now is to turn this around, to become the best governor that I can be, to actually be of some use to the school and the local community.
Don’t let me put you off being a governor yourself – if you are interested take a look at this website.
Wish me luck?!