Emma Knights

Governors are fed up, so listen to their concerns

This army of volunteers is responsible for overseeing pupils’ education and the expenditure of billions of pounds – ministers must take heed of their grievances

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The National Governors’ Association/TES 2016 survey is not a few case studies. It is a real state of the nation of school governance.

Those governing our schools are generally not happy with the direction of government education policy. Only 12 per cent of respondents feel positive about how the Conservative government performed in education in its first year – a figure more than halved from the 27 per cent who were happy with the coalition government the previous year. More than half (52 per cent) of respondents are very negative about the direction of government policy, increasing from 31 ...

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