Michelle's story

Explore how Michelle found a way into her community and made new friends at the same time by becoming a school governor.

Michelle was new to her area and looking for a way into the community. Michelle applied to be a governor and was able to put her HR skills into a local school. Michelle was nervous about starting the role and fitting in with a team of established governors, but this wasn’t the case. Michelle found it easy to work with the team and has since made a lot of friends as a result. Michelle now knows a lot more about schools and education and appreciated how important it is to get it right.

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To find out more or have a chat about what opportunities are available in your area, please contact the Suffolk Leadership and Governance Team on governance@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 263972.