Governors look after pupils, not government policy

It doesn’t matter whether you personally agree with academisation, writes school governor Nick Campion. What’s important is whether it is the best option for your school community

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It's easy not to notice just how much your child’s primary school can become a part of your life. The attachment creeps up on you: the familiar walk, the smiling faces, the “good mornings”, the kiss goodbye, the chat in the playground, queuing for a performance, going into class, the Christmas fair, the school concerts and so on.

I’ve been in my daughters’ classes for lessons, I’ve watched music recitals, I’ve run the dads’ race on sports’ day, I’ve been to countless parents’ evenings, I’ve dashed forgotten PE kits and lunches to the school office. I’ve seen one daughter go from the first day ...

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