Today’s poll: Do schools still need parent governors?

Parent governors are to be dropped from school governing bodies in favour of professionals with the “right skills” – is this the right move or do schools need parent governors, irrespective of any professional skills they may or may not bring?

 

Do schools still need parent governors?

 

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Comments

  1. RobertYoung3

    It is very difficult to understand how on the one hand the White Paper is asserting the importance of schools’ accountability to parents, while on the other hand it is wanting to remove the school’s obligation to retain parent governors. This measure is also wholly inconsistent with the government’s much vaunted commitment to democratic values in education. You cannot have it both ways! Of course there is a case for making governing bodies more highly skilled, but that should not get in the way of ensuring that as of right parents are adequately represented on he governing body.

  2. LiterateCynic

    SchoolsImprove How else will there be a shred of local accountability once every school has been forced into a MAT? #Angry

  3. LiterateCynic

    SchoolsImprove How else will there be a shred of local accountability once every school has been forced into a MAT? #Angry

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