His comment is as insulting as it is wrong and was the low point of the depressing article about school achievement awards, "Injustice taints gift of just rewards" (TES, May 24).
Yet again the Secondary Heads Association and NAHT seem intent on marginalising governors - or criticising and patronising them. A casual reader might well have assumed that heads are responsible for distributing the awards, not governors as is actually the case.
I wish that the unions would accept that in most schools the partnership of governors and heads works well. The constant undermining of the way committed volunteers oversee and run this and other public services is very tiresome, especially to those like myself who give up a great deal of time, having to make difficult decisions - and not receiving any award.
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