I have had the pleasure of being associated with Shire Oak School now Academy for many years and I know how much they have helped develop a positive future for so many people. I have never used my blog for anything like this before but helping the Academy is something I feel passionate about.
I first became involved with the Academy around 17 years ago as a local employer providing some work place experience for a number Shire Oak pupils. As the business I was involved in was based in Walsall Wood many of the staff were former pupils of the “Oak”. It was our local school and I wanted us to play our part in the local community.
I was then offered the opportunity to expand my role and I have been part of the governing Body for the last 14 years or so. I have enjoyed every minute and have seen the Academy develop greatly. I would recommend being a school governor to anyone that wants to put something back into their local community. There is no financial reward but sometimes some rewards are priceless. Knowing that you have helped a child achieve their potential is one of those priceless measures.
Due to a number of retirements the Academy are now on the look out for a number of Partnership Governors to join the Governing Body. I would urge all readers to consider this wonderful opportunity.
For more information follow this link (Shire Oak Governing Body Vacancies).