Broomfield SILC

A year in the life of a parent governor

In order to give everybody an idea about what a school governor does, one of our parent governors has very kindly kept a diary about all the events that she has participated in over the current school year.

A year in the life of a school governor.

26 September. Coffee morning to raise funds for cancer charity

It was nice to attend the coffee morning. The pupils had been busy baking and did a fantastic job of hosting the event.


24 October. Halloween themed bag packing at Sainsbury’s

I had a great time with pupils from Rodillian and Broomfield sites, bag packing whilst wearing Halloween fancy dress, to raise money for school.


1 December. Teaching and learning walk, looking at behaviour

Liz and I had a great morning observing three different classes. We were very impressed with the excellent behaviour, all the students were engaged in their lessons and learning.


13 December . Broomfield Christmas Fayre

Visited Christmas Fayre although we didn’t stay long as Lily wasn’t happy to be in school on Saturday! We managed to visit the cake stall to drop off and buy some cakes, and buy a few raffle tickets. We are hoping to stay a little longer next year.


18 December.  Christingle at St Marys

A lovely visit to St Mary’s Church with parents and carers, staff and pupils from all three sites. The pupils had made christingles, and it was quite a magical moment for us all to be together.


19 December. Nativity

Fantastic Christmas Nativity and sing along with all the pupils taking part .The singing after the Nativity was lots of fun for everyone. I could really feel the enjoyment of all who were there.


14 March. Bake Off for Red Nose day

Great fun watching the Bake Off judging with special guests Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood (Debbie and John). The pupils were really proud of their baking achievements, the standard was really high.


20 March. School council meeting

I attended a school council meeting and found it inspiring that our pupils are taking part and having their voices heard. I am hoping to be able to be a regular visitor to the school council meetings in future.


27 March. Visit to new build

I had a great time accompanying three students from the school council to the new build. We were able to see the great progress that has been made. It’s very exciting for the school, and we are all looking forward to its completion.


28 April. Teaching and learning science walk

Liz White and myself visited S1, S2 and S3 classes to observe science . The lessons were made fun and interesting. The students were enjoying themselves and learning from some innovative teaching.