Back to school – #TheGallery

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?!