Nominate your Ideal School Governor and win a Kindle Fire

Who is your Ultimate School Governor?

From Lord Sugar to Barack Obama, whoever your ultimate school governor is we want to know!

 

SGOSS Governors for Schools

 

Education charity ‘SGOSS – Governors for Schools’ has launched a new campaign which highlights the personal benefits of volunteering in a quest to help fill 30,000 school governor vacancies across England.

School governors are the largest group of volunteers in education. They support and challenge the Head Teacher, set the strategic direction for the school and monitor and evaluate progress. As members of the school’s governing body, governors have the opportunity to significantly develop their skills and competencies.

A report carried out by The City of London showed that 67% of school governor volunteers had improved influencing and negotiation skills compared with 43% of the total sample. 71% of school governors reported a skills gain in team working in comparison to 43% of the total sample. Volunteers also reported that taking on the role of school governor was extremely useful for developing hard business skills, such as an increased business awareness and financial skills like planning and budgets.

SGOSS have also launched a new short film this week, “We’re the people…” which follows four volunteers in their workplace and shows how they use their skills to support children, education and schools.

 

SGOSS CEO Liz McSheehy says: “There is a common misconception that school governors are just parents of children at a school. We wanted to showcase that this volunteer opportunity is all-inclusive and a vital part of school improvement. Becoming a school governor allows a broad range of people to enact real change in education as well as enabling people to develop practical business skills.”

To find out more information about the campaign or to volunteer as a schools governor visit

http://www.becomeagovernor.com/

 

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343 thoughts on “Nominate your Ideal School Governor and win a Kindle Fire

  1. Erica Price

    Someone who really cares about the school and is generous with their time and experience, but who isn’t afraid to challenge the head teacher.

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  2. wendy stanger

    I’d go for Stephen Fry as he is local to our area, hardworking, motivating, and not afraid to say what he thinks

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  3. Karen Christmas

    I am a school governor and I applied as I have children who attend the school and want to make sure my children get the best they can from their school

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  4. Gemma Mills / Chamberlain (MyMillsBaby)

    Me. I think I’d make a great Governor. I care passionately about children and learning. I’d work hard to ensure all the children under my care have the best learning experiences and opportunities. I’d make each and every teacher feel supported and valued, and would ensure that failing schools are given the resources to perform better. Gemma for Governor!

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  5. Eileen Teo

    I want to nominate my friend Anna cos she is funny and she works with special needs children and she knows it all too well. she should be a governor

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  6. Tasha Corder

    I think i would choose my friend Lucy, she has great people skills and would definitely be an asset to any school.

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  7. melanie stirling

    My dad,he was really good at sticking up for me when I was at school and the teachers really liked him.

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  8. Paula

    Alan sugar would be a brilliant school governor but you don’t need to be a high powered executive or entrepreneur to be a school governor – so many people have skills and strengths that would benefit schools

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  9. Mummy Matters

    I am a parent governor and i think parents make the best governors because they have a vested interest in the school and a drive to make it successful.

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  10. Kara

    Professor Brian Cox – not only is he cool, he makes Physics and science fun and explains it in ways you can understand!!!!

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  11. Dawn

    Anyone can be a governor ! It just takes commitment and a passion to get the best possible environment for youth to grow in .

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  12. Leah Wheatley

    Someone real and down to earth. Someone who knows what they are talking about and who is a parent themselves!

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  13. C Hui

    Anyone who can fully commit their time into the role on an on-going basis and has good enough connections to pull to get things done. Maybe Theo Paphitis now that he is not doing Dragon’s Den now.
    Have a feeling he could push through required changes.

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  14. Tracy Nixon

    Jason Gardiner – now he would be funny but also have everyone under his thumb – no skiving or letting the side down on his team OR ELSE!

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  15. Amanda Hurst

    I would say my Sister Tina…she has a special needs Daughter and has had to fight for any help she gets…or I would agree with Anthony Harrington (a few posts before me) and have Judge Judy, she is another no nonsense kind of person and would have everything running as it should.

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  16. Caroles

    I think the ideal school governor would be a parent of a child at the school. For secondary schools i think some representation of teenagers would be good too. So really I am saying governors should be drawn from the local community and user groups

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  17. Caroline

    Martin Lewis – he’s not overawed by pompous authority and has good ideas regarding education and implementation

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  18. Caroline

    Joanna Lumley – did you see her controlling the interview after getting the govenment to change their mind about the Ghurkas? Totally polite but no messing – this is what we want to offset the power freaks who just like to be on a committee!

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  19. Jenna

    Richard Branson – proof that dyslexia doesn’t mean you can’t be successful
    and he’s good with the finances :)

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  20. tamalyn roberts

    richard branson i reckon hes still young enough to remember what the kids and their parents need, he will hopefully bring sports back into schools and teach the kids some common sense!

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  21. Maggie Coates

    I think that being a school govenor must be a very thankless task. You must get stick from all sides, so I would nominate someone that I think deserves to get some stick, so that they can see how tough it is.

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  22. Wendy Lam

    I will say Jamie Oliver too. He’s truly passionate about welfare and the right living standards. It’s not just food he’s passionate about but lifestyle. He wants change and he takes actually takes action. He’s has his goals and he’s holds firm in it and what amazes me is that he strives to get it even if the whole city can be against him. I can see him running a school and getting the whole school to change for the best because he will pour his heart out to it rather than just be in it for the money and the holiday benefits etc.

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  23. Sarah

    I would nominate my sister Karen, she is a special needs educator and adores children.
    She is firm but fair and applies a happy fun educating environment for her children, plus….my daughter loves her

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  24. Ben Jones

    The best governor would be Daniel Craig. How excited would the kids be to go to class – they would never skive off and science and technology classes would be mind blowing with all of those futuristic inventions.

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  25. Caroline H

    Lots of great suggestions already but I’d go for Kirstie Allsopp. Lots of common sense and not afraid to say things because it may be perceived as being rude!

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  26. Holly Devine

    I think that anyone who understands the education system; who is able to find a balance between meeting the needs of teachers, children and educational outcomes, while working with a limited budget, will make a GREAT Governor. If a person also had a holistic outlook on education and an understanding and passion about issues of social justice (that are embedded in society and can be most affectively targeted through implementing social inclusion and equality of opportunity policies) then you would have a FABULOUS Governor who would be an asset to any school.

    Therefore, I would probably have to choose one of my Social Policy lecturers from university. They are some of the most passionate people I have met in regards to assessing, challenging and changing the welfare experiences of children.

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  27. Sally Carter

    Esther Rantzen – is deeply committed to childrens’ welfare and would bring a lot of humour to the role.

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  28. Emma O

    I think I would choose the dragon – Duncan Bannatyne. Not only is he great at propelling novel ideas forward and is a family man with excellent business skills, but I might be able to convince him to give all the locals free spa days at his health clubs! :)

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  29. sian hallewell

    I think Jamie Oliver would make a great school governor, he loves children and is passionate in his work and would no doubt be equally passionate in this role.

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  30. Martin Rollett

    Guy Martin,presenter of `How Britain worked.His background and plain speaking would inspire the children,whilst his appriciation of the knowledge industry requires would help gear the aims of the school in supporting successful outcomes for students.

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  31. Jo Jones

    Richard Branson because he has a good business head & got on despite not being academic. I think he would be a good motivator & role model.

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  32. Joanne Mapp

    I think Prince William would be great. He is highly respected, but at the same time, able to speak to people at all levels.

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  33. S.Hughes

    Delia Smith, as she would ensure that the children learned the most basic life skill of being able to make themselves, and others, a good meal. She would be cheering them on when they played footie, and would certainly make sure that the school dinners were the best in the country.

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  34. Liz Tumbridge

    Theo Paphitis – apart from having enough money and contacts behind him to benefit any establishment, he is friendly, funny and not afraid to get stuck in. x

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  35. Elizabeth Simpson

    David Beckham – he’s obviously interested in his own children and in others’ too, and he has charisma and charm.

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  36. Dawn F

    Albert Einstein because hopefully some of his intelligence would be passed down to the students but also because he didn’t take life too seriously and liked to have fun.

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  37. paula burnside

    I would say Brian Cox, He makes things so easy to understand and Im sure I would have done better at school if he was my teacher.

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  38. Alison Wakefield

    John McClane He would make a good school Govener because he sort’s problems out and makes sure things get done.

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  39. Shauna Ferguson

    Someone impartial who is interested in the best needs of the children and their lives who will not be swayed by personal views.

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  40. Hilda Hazel Wright

    Jamie Oliver, hes outspoken and keen to change things for the better and he is a parent and has alot of involvement with schools already. Good Role model!

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  41. ELAINE GREENALL

    If it could be fictional, I’d go for Mary Poppins – fun, fair and manages to teach manners and responsibility in an entertaining manner whilst always having the children’s best interest and heart. Plus tidying up would be easy for the teachers!

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  42. Carolin

    I would say Jamie Oliver, he has a lot of practical experience with kids, he has worked with schools before and he has a good sense for success!

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  43. Karen Lloyd

    J K Rowling, in 5 years she went from living on benefits to being very wealthy and famous. Shows that she can make changes quickly and she works hard.

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  44. Nikki Stewart

    Michelle Obama because I think she has her head screwed on and would have the childrens’ best interests at heart!

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  45. Wendy Tolhurst

    I would choose Jamie Oliver as a school governor. He has proven on TV that he cares about the health of children and, with several children of his own, he must have a good idea of the needs of children at school.

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  46. Clare Webb

    It would have to be someone who knows and cares for the school and pupils – not someone interested in numbers, costs and ratings!

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  47. Ann Weir

    martin lewis! He’d teach the children how to manage their finances so the next generation don’t get in as much trouble with money as their parents!

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  48. olivia kirby

    My husband, he’s great with our kids and is wasted in what he does! He gains respect from our kids by being interested and interesting and doesn’t need to shout!

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  49. Louise Brown

    Any of the 2012 British Paralympians, a true inspiration to all of us. Children could learn so much from all or any of them.

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  50. Amanda Johnson

    I would chose Will Smith, not just because I am completely in love with him (just dont tell the hubby lol) but he is such a genuine, caring father but also hilarious.

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  51. Tom Barnes

    I would choose Steven Seagal. Because he is firm, he knows how to disable people without hurting them and he runs funny.

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  52. Emma J Lowe

    i would make a good governor, i wouldnt be affraid to stand up to the pen pushers and get what is right for our children.

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  53. RHIAN THORN

    I think that William Roache (Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow) would make a wonderful school governor as he is very intelligent and articulate and has played the role of a school teacher and governor for many years on screen.

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  54. Rachel

    Someone like my friend David, a wonderful parent, great teacher, and someone who truly thinks about how to help everyone reach their potential.

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  55. justine meyer

    I really wouldn’t know but it would have to be someone tht doesn’t crumble under pressure and has a good hand on discipline

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  56. Mrs M

    I’d choose myself – considered running the past but it’s too much of a popularity contest so I’m put off!

    If I had to pick a famous person, I’d go for Jamie Oliver. He’d tell them all how to do it better!

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  57. Hazel Christopher

    Brian Cox, he’s super intelligent and I think he’d be good at being able to communicate well with the children too.

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  58. Sarah F

    I’d vote for Jeremy Paxman – he doesn’t take well to people talking rubbish and he’s very direct and passionate!

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  59. Mel Beard

    Melinda Messenger. She’s already a busy mum but always seems to persuade people to donate time/money to a good cause. Either her or Gary Barlow!

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  60. Fiona Matters

    Boris Johnson – because he’s awesome and a great example of how you don’t have to be perfect to be successful.

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  61. Susie Clayton

    James Martin would make a brilliant School Governor. He’s a no nonesense straight talker, and he would inspire a new generation of kids to learn about food and to cook.

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  62. Rebecca Phillips

    Someone who knows and really cares about the school. It’s easy just to say things but you need to properly live it to understand what’s going on.

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  63. Dawn Lane

    I would want Sir Richard Branson. His business knowledge would be key now that schools operate more independently from local authorities. He is also a self made and innovative man who would be an inspiration to other governors, staff, pupils and parents.

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  64. deborah godbolt

    Esther Rantzen
    she has compassion for both children and adults but has a strength needed for the job
    she also knows how to make things happen

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  65. Isabel O'Brien

    Stephen Fry- he knows so much, I’m sure his knowledge stretches to school governing! :D

    Actually, in all seriousness, my late dad was a great school governor- he cared about education, he spoke well in groups and he was confident. That’s the sort of person who is ideal to be a school governor.

    @yyesidolikecake

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  66. Stacey Le Page

    This may seem like a weird choice but I would say Bill Crosby after reading how hard he has worked through his life and things he has been through.

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  67. Hazel Rea

    I would say Denise Yates of Potential Plus UK – she cares passionately about every child being able to fulfill its potential.

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  68. Laura Pritchard

    Theo Paphitis – he’d inspire those kids who are less academic into becoming more ambitious and entrepreneurial.

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  69. Rebecca Cooper

    My mum. She is the caretaker of a local primary school but is actively involved with everything about the school from the PTA which is co runs to the school discos. She is firm but fair with the kids and is the most kind and caring lady I know. Since she has been at the school she has literally turned it around and made it a happy place to be! You could not ask for a better governor!

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  70. Caroline Scott

    Kirstie Allsopp would be absolutely great. She always talks so much sense and she is really forthright without being rude. Her comments on childcare and discipline are exactly what we need more of in this country and she’d have no trouble organising other meembers of the board either

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  71. Ruth

    I’d be tempted to say Jamie Oliver as well, at least he’d make sure that the food there, was healthy, and he seems a spirited man. I think he’d inspire..

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  72. claire griffiths

    i would say jamie oliver as he would make sure meals are healthy and balanced and also he is just a normal down to earth guy

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  73. Shanice

    Carol McGiffin from Loose Women, because I know she’s very straight forward, although she has no children, her values are in the right place and she will get straight to the point.

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  74. Kevin Docherty

    Barack Obama – he as the ability to pull people together from the everyday parent to businesses which would beneficial not just for the school but the area as a whole

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  75. Elodie Ladlow

    I would say my mum because she is great with kids, she is patient and caring and I think that makes for a better and happier learning environment. now im a Teaching Assistant myself she is my role model :)

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  76. Christine Clarke

    My brother in law, he has retired so he woulod devote all his time to this. he is passionate about good eductation and well being for children

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  77. Helena Romanowska

    Richard Branson. He has brilliant financial sense, knows how to get things done but has a great sense of humour and is still grounded. He is someone who is a good example of working hard to get somewhere in life.

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  78. Jo Hutchinson

    Tamasin Day-Lewis she is very firm but kind and can be a great motivator, and she could sort out school dinners.

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  79. Pat Stubbs

    I’d go for Boris Johnson because he’s organised, caring and has been feted by teachers at his kids school for the way bhe gets involved there

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  80. Dawn Smith

    Matthew Wright because he’s a socialist, believes in fairness and access for all and because I’d think he’d bring a bit of fun to the classroom which children desperately need to remain engaged in the learning process.

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  81. Martina Pichova

    Angelina Jolie – she has good people skills – men and women love her and she has plenty of experience with children ;-)

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  82. Suzanne

    Brian Cox as he is enthusiastic, informative, conveys his subject well and would inspire yougsters and adults alike.

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  83. Sue Buckman

    Lord Robert Winston – a very intelligent and interesting man. Has done lots of research on children and would know how best to help them

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  84. Lyndsey Aspinall

    I’d nominate Philip Schofield as I don’t think he’d take any messing around, and he’s not afraid to push boundaries

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  85. Naomi Smith

    My ultimate school Governor would be Channing Tatum, YUMMM !!! I would deffinatley be going to every PTA meeting, he is gorgeous!! :) x

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  86. Emma Darby

    J.K. Rowling – she seems to know how to run a school! Also a great role-model with regards to reading, and ambition. Plus she’s a mum and was head girl at her own school.

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  87. pete

    Dawn French – apart from being witty, she would bring a lot of common sense to the position, could relate to teachers and students and would be well respected

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  88. Jacqueline

    As a teacher I have to say Michael Gove as I think he’s clueless. If he was a governor then he might actually get a real insight into how a school is run and what can be improved.

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  89. Wendy Collard

    My ideal school governor would be Doctor Who. He would be a monumental asset to any school. The support he could provide would be out of this world – positive contributions would include organising school trips in his tardis – covering such subjects as history and science. School truancy would be at all time low – and no need for expulsion, bad behaviour could be threatened with EXTERMINATION! :-)

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  90. Clare Robinson

    Alan Sugar wouldbe my ideal Govenor. He doesn’t suffer foold gladly, is a self made man and think he would be very inspiring.

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  91. matthew collins

    Jeremy clarkson as he tells it as it is and doesn’t go in for this ‘health & safety, ambulance chasing, everybody offended by everything and gonna sue’ society that we now live in.

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  92. Lou Gage

    A parent who is interested in listening to parents and children to implement changes where necessary to make schools a happier and more productive place

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  93. Claire jones

    I would say it would have to a parent, someone who is a stakeholder in the school. That way they are sure to have the interest, determination and time to dedicate to the job!

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  94. Donna Towner

    My ultimate school govenor would be Jamie Oliver, he has tried so tirelessly to try to get healthy eating and education into school and if he can feel so passionately about it all he would make a great school govorner

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  95. Fiona Harris

    Boris Jonhson ( I Know some will disagree) I think he is, fun,Intelligent,Happy,Confident,caring,passionate,hard worker and achiever and all these things together couldnt make for a better school Governer!!

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  96. Michelle Porter-Reed

    I would like to see Davina Mccall as a govenor as she is excellent with children and seems to have good values that are really over looked these days. I think she would steer schools in the right direction without being a dictator.

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  97. elisa wright

    Martin Lewis the money saving expert, he’d make sure they were equipped with the knowledge they’ll all need in the real world

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  98. Gameelah Ghafoor

    Margo from “The good life”
    She is so tough, she’d make sure the school was run properly with no dumbing down!

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  99. a field somewhere

    My mum. She’s such a caring person who always puts others before herself. She would help anyone and is always there to listen when ever I need her even though we are hundreds of miles apart.

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  100. tracey whysall

    Victoria Beckham – She has 4 children, works very hard on her own ventures and still manages to bring up her children to be polite and well behaved.

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  101. Sarah Bull

    Id choose David Beckham- high profile, knows the needs of children and it would be something to look forward to when he came into school!

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  102. LizF ferguson

    Myself … May sound a bit like blowing my own trumpet, but if you’ve got it flaunt it!

    Everyone comes to me with their problems, because I am a whizz at seeing the big picture, & come up with solutions quick smart!

    I am not afraid to stand my corner … In fact, I relish a challenge?

    I am the under dogs champion … Show me a victim, & I’ll show you a fight!

    I love to motivate & encourage those around me.

    Of course, you never quite see yourself like others see you … So, probably if you were to ask them …

    They’d say that I am a big headed, interfering, bossy so & so. … Who’d make a better junk yard guard dog, than a school gov!,

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  103. Sherry Poppy Owen

    James Corden – there’s no way the kids would play him up cos he’s too cool! He comes across as friendly and approachable so would be accessible to both parents and children.

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  104. LEAH SULLIVAN

    My Mum! She’s been an advocate for children and young people, as well as being a foster carer. She takes caring, education and child welfare to another level! x

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  105. stephen holman

    alan rickman playing his proffessor snape character from harry potter. he’d scare the beejesus out of the kids to make them before. although they might all end up turning evil so maybe not a good idea :D

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  106. Liz Griffin

    I would pick J K Rowling. She’d be strong enough to stand up and get her opinions heard and she would be able to inspire the children to improve their reading and writing skills.

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  107. Frances Heaton

    I would choose Lord Sebastian Coe. The calm, professional and efficient manner in which he organised The London Olympic Games during 2012, was outstanding.
    He brought together people from all walks of life, motivating and inspiring them to create a wonderful and amazing success.
    His organisational and motivational skills would ensure that all school staff and pupils would achieve their highest potential ensuring the success of the school.

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  108. Laura Caraher

    My brother Andrew would make a great governor as he is a full time carer for my disabled niece Rowan and has had to fight to get action or get her needs met. He also fosters other children and would put the needs of the kids first. He would also support the teachers.

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  109. geggy

    A parent; someone who has a child at the school should, (will?), have a vested interest in the efficient running of the school. BTW, I know a school governor who dislikes children! No idea why she took the job though.

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  110. Christine Bray

    Gok Wan – he could inspire the school uniform – suggest health options for school dinner and make everyone feel good about themselves – all round great guy!

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  111. Hannah

    Jamie Oliver would be great as he loves children, is passionate about good food which are children and schools should be too and he would come up with some innovative ideas too!

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  112. Sallie Guest

    Stephen Hawkings. He would inspire pupils to achieve but he would also understand the restrictions faced by our disability pupils. I would love him to be our school governor so that he could advise and help to improve our school.

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  113. Christine Wilkinson

    Arnie Schwarzenegger, he would always “be back” to help with all school problems, and no one would want to contradict him!!!

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  114. Sharon Arnott

    Jamie Oliver. He has such a great rapport with kids and he could teach them all about good food and the importance of eating properly.

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  115. Miranda Holman

    my ex mother in law very passionate in what she believes in and i dont think anyone would be brave enough to argue LOL

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  116. ClairejB

    Mary Poppins! Because she would be firm but fair & school would be so much more fun! Slight downside her being a fictional character…!

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  117. Jamie

    I think Tony Blair, as I believe the reason why my education was so good, just a few years ago, was because of his Labour Government :)

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  118. Anthea Holloway

    Dame Judi Dench would make a superb school governor as she certainly knows what is going on and is respected by everyone, old and young.

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  119. Judith Luscombe

    Martin Clunes would be ideal, he would make me laugh all the time but would be knowledgeable enough to fulfil the position

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  120. J Young

    I’d choose Madonna. Some might say an unlikely choice but given her scrupulous work ethic, dedication to causes and parenting skills I’d say she’d make a top class governor

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  121. Roslyn Marshall

    It would have to be Gene Hunt! (from Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes)

    To lay down the law and fire up the quattro!

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  122. Sheila Reeves

    Peter Jones (Dragons Den) as he could provide motivation for increasing revenue for the school, but also inspire students and staff to be the best they can be

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  123. Natalie White

    I think someone like any of the Dragons from Dragon’s Den would be great as a school govenor – they all have great financial and business minds, but are also interested in people and very inspirational :)

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  124. Lucy Porter

    Mary J. Blige supports a number of education charities including ones specifically targeted at poorer areas. She’s also very cool.

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  125. Gerri Tennant

    I would compulsorily co-opt every MP to work along side staff, governors and pupils as part of their remit. If every new MP had to serve a year as a hands on governor going into a main stream typical school at least once a month for half a day they would understand a lot more about what this country needs and how to motivate youth. Government money invested there now would pay great dividends in years to come.

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  126. Jennifer Rhymer

    Definitely Alan Sugar as he would fire the head teacher and employ the right person for the school, children and parents

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  127. Lisa Jones

    I would choose David Beckham – he is motivated,loves kids and would inspire the school children. Plus he would be eye candy for the female staff and governors ! ;)

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  128. Kelly Hooper

    Stephen Fry I think as he doesnt seem the type to shy away from a fight and would stand up to the head if he felt a situation warranted it

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  129. Tina Cleveland

    Carol vorderman – As the school funds would always add up and the children could always ask for a “p” please

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  130. juliette

    I would choose someone who understands children and the problems that can be faced with school, the ideal governor would be firm but fair to both pupils and teachers – David Walliams

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  131. Natalie Gower

    I would pick David Beckham, a generous, geniune, caring guy who cares for his kids so I think would care for the children at the school!

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  132. Sharon Bell

    I’d be totally selfish and would choose Johnny Depp, Just so I could ogle him all the time, I’d spend that much time at my kids school, the kids wouldn’t dare put a foot wrong ;-)

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  133. James Haslett

    Rosemary Schwager – disciplined, firm, would introduce great food into the syllabus, and no one would mess with her!

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  134. dorothy cavender

    Michael Palin because he’s educated to a high standard and with a well balanced view of the world and life. Lots of people experience.

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  135. Kate Williamson

    I would choose Steve jobs as children are so in awe of iPads and new technology. I think he would be respected and listen to.

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  136. Joanne Pooley

    I would choose Justin fletcher AKA Mr Tumble as he has worked with enough children to understand there needs fully and would also encourage mixed disability schools instead of singling them out and seperating them

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  137. Sue Warr

    Anita Roddick (Postumously) or Nelson Mandella – both ethically, environmentally, culturally and politically sound people!

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  138. June Gaynor

    David Attenborough – he is wordly wise and compassionate. He would have a lot to teach our children, and parents.

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  139. leanne phillips

    jeremy clarkson, reading his newspaper column makes me think he usually has all the solutions to the problems facing our country!

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  140. rosemary sheehan

    Terry Pratchard,brilliant writer with a good humour and imagination would be great as he has the patience and understanding of how parents and children behave and react

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  141. Joanne Benham

    I’d choose Charlie Brooker because he is extremly intelligent and sharp, he’s always on the ball and not afraid to speak his mind. He’d take no nonsense from the do-gooding pta parents who normally make a lot of hot air but not a lot of difference.

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  142. Tracy Parkinson

    I think Noel Edmonds he does alot for gd causes, has alot of passion, is a gd role model and does make a big deal out of the gd he does

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  143. Sally Henry

    Jamie Oliver would be ideal. He has already proved how passionate he is about improving school education/ school meals and his passion is infectious.

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  144. Kate Sabin-Burns

    Stephen Fry – He’s well educated so knows the importance, and just knows everything so would be great to learn from too

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  145. Alison Green

    I would like to see stephen fry as he has alot of knowledge and could hopefully inspire the teachers and pupils to better things

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  146. mellissa williams

    Daniel Craig as James Bond

    He would get things done as he is a ACTION hero
    Nice to look at
    Hopefully he wouldn’t shoot too many people!

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  147. Michelle Hughes

    I think Richard Branson hes worked hard for his money made a career for him self I believe he’d help others follow the right path and encourage people never to give up.

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  148. Joy Dehany

    Hello x
    I would nominate my head teacher from when I was at junior school in the early 80’s. She was way ahead of her time and never needed to raise her voice. Everyone loved her. Her name is Hilary Minns and Ithink she writes childrens books now. Awesome lady.

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  149. Elaine Scully

    Caitlin Moran! She’s funny but wise, she has a way with words that gets people to listen to sense, cutting through the dramas that are flung about. She’s a feminist, which is good for both boys and girls. Everyone in the school should be equal and treated as such. She also came from a working class/benefits background and worked her way up – she would be able to support and encourage people no matter what their social status was and I think she would be an all round inspiration.

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  150. clare walshe

    I would choose Sir Alan Sugar, straight talking and no nonsense, exactly what is needed in the school system these days

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  151. Kim W

    My choice would be Jamie Oliver. He has done so much to get nutritious food into schools and he could do it, easily. His children are school age too, so he understands their needs. Pukka!

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  152. Kerry-Ann Pope

    I would chose Carol Vorderman as she is a very strong, outspoken, intelligent woman who can hold her own in any conversation.
    She also has children herself so would have the childrens best interests at the forefront of her mind.
    If she decided to invite any of her loose woman colleagues that would certainly make school governer meetings a lot more interesting too.

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