Merton Council and the Ethnic Minority Centre jointly organised a governor recruitment drop-in session at Vestry Hall, Mitcham on Saturday, 7 April 2001 to encourage members of the community to put themselves forward as school governors.

Councillor Maxi Martin, Cabinet Member for Primary Education and Children’s Services said: “The event was a great success and gave attendees a chance to speak with experienced governors, LEA officers and elected Members about the work governors do and the contribution they make to the education service.

She added: “Many people are put off from becoming a school governor as they think that they need some kind of formal qualification when in fact the most important quality they need is a commitment to help the school provide the best possible education for all pupils..

Councillor Martin said: “Full training and support will be given to anyone considering becoming a school governor and Merton is keen to involve those from all sections of the community.”

Potential governors were able to see examples of students’ work provided by Alfred Mizen First School, Bushey First School, Greenwood First School, Raynes Park High School and Sacred Heart First School as well as a multi-cultural show put on by the Thauri and Tamil Groups.

To receive information about becoming a school governor, please contact the Governor Support Service, London Borough of Merton (Education Department) on (020) 8545 3923 or 4058.


Note to Editors: Photo of Tamil Dancers available.