Spot light on….Colin March
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I have one daughter, Kara and one son, Tristan both of whom attended Bredon Hancocks First School. I have lived in the village for 75 of the last 77 years and have been married to my wife Dorothy for 54 years. Virtually all my working career has been in Education administration with Gloucestershire, the County of Hereford and Worcester and Worcestershire retiring in 2001. For the last 15 years I have been the Chairman of the Governors Premises Committee.
Why did you want to become a governor?
The majority of my experience in Education has been in the field of school building development. When invited to become a Governor following my retirement I could see the school premises were in urgent need of major maintenance, upgrading and development. I have been convinced from many years’ experience that after the quality of teaching the next most important aspect of a school is the condition and quality of the buildings and general environment to ensure the morale of the staff and children are maintained at the highest level. It is particularly important in marketing the school. I felt my previous experience would be helpful to the Governing Body in bringing standards to meet the demands of the 21st century curriculum. It has been quite a challenge.