School politics are a tricky business from the moment you start sizing people up on the playground at the start of Year R. I am sorry to admit that I am quite judgmental even though I try not to be, and have always considered the PTA to be saintly do-gooders, super mums who take everything in their stride!
Well, this term I have joined them! At both schools!
Due to my clerking experience (and 3 jobs doing so!) I felt that I had the relevant experience to take on the role of secretary for the infant and junior schools my children attend (plus I am already secretary to the local Scouts group).
I thought it was mostly committee and trustee legal stuff but before I knew it I was knee deep in hot chocolate at the junior reading evening and running a tombola stall at the infant Christmas fair.