Richard Vaughan

Governors have no faith in ‘negative’ Tory policies

School board members are opposed to academisation and new wave of grammars

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School governors have issued the Conservative government with a major vote of no confidence after its first full year in power, according to a landmark survey.

More than three-quarters of governors have given the government’s performance a “negative” rating. And just over half see the Tories’ first year in power as “very negative”, the joint TES and National Governors’ Association (NGA) research shows.

Less than 7 per cent of school governors support ministers’ ultimate goal of universal academisation, while 85.6 per cent oppose it, according to the survey, which gathered more than 5,000 ...

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