This means that a teacher who is facing a serious charge under the disciplinary code or a threat of redundancy will have to face a panel of three governors who may be untrained amateurs. The only court of appeal that this unfortunate teacher has is to another panel of governors. The appeal panel may be equally trained and conduct their affairs in a non-professional way. It is for this reason that I support the call for compulsory and regular training of governors.
J M CLAMPIT
Wiltshire branch secretary
Association of Teachers and Lecturers