"Being a governor has really contributed to me developing as a Senior Executive.
The experience has contributed to my development and provided a real insight into how regulated organisations are ran, managed and are successful. I also believe young people are our future and playing a part in contributing to their success makes me feel I am playing a small part in that."
"Whilst I have only been a governor for a short time the experience has been very rewarding.
I’ve developed new transferable skills and discovered a thriving, energetic and passionate set of people, from governors to staff and students, here in the heart of Walsall."
"Being a member of the governing body of such a successful and vibrant college,
rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, is a constant source of inspiration and pleasure, through being able to witness the high standards of professional competence, teaching expertise and pastoral care, exercised by both the teaching staff and the Principal and his Senior Management Team."
"In addition to utilising my own skills, I have benefited from the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in areas such as educational practice, equalities and diversity, and health and safety, each of which, have opened up new horizons and opportunities to participate both in the affairs of the college, and in other fields of activity."
"I learn so much being a governor of Walsall College – for instance it brings me up to date methods of teaching today and how to do it,
as well as what are the major things going on in the outside world that influence our students I.e. social media, cultural and family values. It is my knowledge of what is happening in youth charities and a family business with all the uncertainty today which has enabled me to bring this to college finance meetings and governance issues."
"Becoming a Governor at Walsall College wasn’t something I initially set out to do.
My motivation was to use what I had learned in my career to help others in some way. I am now coming up to three years as a Governor and it has been a real pleasure and privilege to work with a group of talented managers and fellow Governors to give people the opportunity to learn, think and gain skills that will hopefully lead to employment. Walsall College is small enough to listen to what you have to say, but big enough to change people’s lives forever, and who wouldn’t want to be part of that?"