Ian Catherall- Governor Case Study
Ian utilises the skills he has developed as an architect in his role as a governor at Littletown Junior Infant and Nursery School.
School: Littletown Junior Infant and Nursery School
What do you get out of the role?
- Governance skills that can be applied to business
- Confidence in speaking at meetings- again useful in business
- The satisfaction that I am somehow shaping the quality of education for the children
What sparked your interest in becoming a school governor?
I wanted something else to do to keep my brain engaged during the recession.
What projects have you been involved in as a governor?
- Appointments of Deputy Head & the current head
- Transferring from a maintained school to a foundation trust, including transfer of assets & The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 process
- Chairing panels for other schools such as complaint/grievances/dismissal panels
What have you found the most enjoyable/rewarding?
Chairing the complaints panels!
What existing skills have helped you in your role as a school governor?
My background is technical, not pastoral so my skills assist with finance, premises, compliance mentoring etc.
How do you apply to be a school governor?
School governors and trustees make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures. You can apply to become a school governor on the Kirklees Business Solutions website.