Different but the same
As a non-executive Director at an Academy Primary School, I see lots of parallels between the school Governing body and the CEPN board.
Require investment in one’s own personal time
Enable you to meet and work with new people
Require you tp develop solutions for either patients/pupils
Enable you to be more active in your local Community
Require you to navigate around the ever-changing public policy
Utilise your skills enabling you to give back to your local Community
Involve becoming part of a positive change
Require you to make progress amidst uncertainty
And as academies move to a more networked approach and work with other schools, again the benefits of working together are shared across the Health and Education Sectors.
Common teaching and learning practices across GP practices/ schools
Partnership working with providers to develop top quality Education/Health outcomes
A common quality assurance professional development programme
Efficiencies in education and training functions and joint procurement delivering value for money
Improved Leadership, Management, and Governance that impacts directly upon patients/pupils
Enhanced reputation for excellence which aids recruitment and retentions and growth of staff
Whilst it is easy to disregard differences between sectors, people, and situations, by looking a little more closer, there may be more similarities than you think, and a different perspective may enable you to address a challenge in a way that you haven’t considered before.