The only manageable structure for selecting these representatives was deemed to be a ballot of parent-governors, which only serves to muddy the waters for the rest of us. When we press for governor representation, we are told we already have it. Our cries of: "But they represent parents, not governors!" go unheeded.
Our only recourse is to hijack the paent representatives and co-opt them onto the governors' association committee.
Fortunately, our local representatives are well-motivated people who see the advantages of allying themselves with an organisation that has a wealth of information, experience and clear lines of communication to schools and the education authority. This is pure luck - we could have acquired belligerent axe-grinders who would damage governors' reputation and undermine our role as respected critical friends of the authority.
How have the rest of you got on?
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