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Cross Roles

Discussion in 'Governors' started by chaliecollie1, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. chaliecollie1

    chaliecollie1 New commenter

    Hi. I'm a new governor but also I'm a volunteer at the school. When I went in recently they wanted me to sign in as a governor. Does that mean that I'm volunteering with this class as my role as a governor? I've volunteered with this teacher in the past, before I became a governor (it was this teacher who suggested I become a governor) and we have a good relationship.
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    @chaliecollie1 It's important that you understand the difference between roles, between being in school in your capacity as a governor and being in school in your capacity as a volunteer. Becoming a governor hasn't changed your role when you are in the classroom helping out, reading with pupils etc. That is not part of being a governor and you are not helping out in the classroom as a governor.

    It doesn't really matter that the receptionist doesn't understand difference in roles. I wouldn't worry what they sign you in as. What they write on your name badge does not define you!
    chaliecollie1 likes this.

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