The BBC is reporting that an academy chain which has already scrapped all its parent governors, says it has no intention of reinstating them, despite the education secretary saying schools should have them.
Justine Greening told MPs on Wednesday that she was ditching plans to allow academy chains to operate without any parent governors.
She said academy chains should not think they did not need them.
But the E-Act chain says it has no plans to return to parent governors.
E-Act, which operates 23 schools across England, has already scrapped all its parent governors in schools.
These were replaced by parent “ambassadors” who do not have the powers of scrutiny held by governors.
E-Act said that the current arrangements improved “parental involvement” in their schools and that there were no plans to reintroduce parent governor roles that were removed earlier this year.
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