Here’s an updated version of a piece I wrote when I first started to blog. At the time I still worked in the hectic world of schools, and saw at first hand the difference governors could make.
On a map of the world you will see to the East a shattered land mass, smashed into over 7,000 pieces and afloat on the sea just below China and to the right of Vietnam. It is the Philippines. The United Kingdom looks sturdy in comparison but even so it was not hard to imagine the shocking force of Super Typhoon Haiyan as it bludgeoned its way over the archipelago on the morning of Friday 8 November 2013.
This is a short piece looking at attitudes to discipline in education as expressed in The Graphic (an illustrated weekly newspaper) of 1879.
Why be a school governor? Because the more our children succeed the better we’ll all be.
What’s needed? Time, enthusiasm, and the willingness to learn and work with others.