Posts Tagged ‘Governors’

Education Sun 21 Nov

Why it is strong heads and teachers, supportive parents, good governance and accountability that matter

Last week I stood down as a governor of my local primary school. It wasn’t an easy decision to make. I became a parent at the school in 1991. Our eldest son was offered his nursery place in the week Margaret Thatcher resigned. I became an elected parent governor when he joined the reception class […]

Education Sun 6 Jun

Governors should consult parents about changing their schools

Governors are in the front line of the new education plans. Even though Secretary of State Michael Gove only sent the letter inviting schools to become academies to head teachers, it is school governors who must pass a resolution that allows Gove to ‘order’ the local authority to cease funding their school so an academy […]