I throw myself into things, rather. Although I was on the Finance committee at the village school, I’ve never been on that of the high school, but stuck with the Teaching & Learning committee and being the Special Educational Needs governor. I’ve done other things sometimes, but not long-term. A year and a half ago, I took on the link with Music and enjoy it so much that I’ve threatened a tantrum if anyone tries to take it from me. That’s still all right, half a morning a week regularly and the pleasure of always going to concerts and the like.
But we were a bit short on the committee, so I said I’d take on Vocational Education and Languages. I’ve not been to Voc Ed yet, that’s for tomorrow and Friday, but I’m getting worryingly into the languages. And today, I went to a Finance meeting for the first time, just as a guest. And I found it really interesting. I do know the terminology and what money comes in ring-fenced and for what (although you turn your back and something new happens) because of past experience which helps, but I had rather expected it to be a matter of duty rather than anything else. Fortunately, looking around, there is already a strong committee and I’m not likely to be needed. So I can just forget about it and just enjoy reading the balance sheets every so often.
Let’s hope I find Voc Ed a bit dull, eh?