Be more gong ho;Leading Article;Opinion
Similarly, only three governors (one from an FE college) have been recognised when by definition everything these 350,000 volunteers do is beyond the call of duty and, like teachers, they outnumber heads by more than ten to one. Perhaps they lack the necessary lobbyists. Or is Labour surreptitiously writing school governors out of the script?
The news this week that many governing bodies have ignored the requirement to set performance targets for heads and deputies may increase the likelihood of school managers, rather than governors, being made responsible for the performance-related rises envisaged in the Green Paper; both governors and classroom teachers may feel considerable ambivalence about such a power-shift.