Common sense OK
There is no question that governors must be thoroughly vetted and trained in the breadth and technicalities of school management. The creation of "professional" governors, however, is a dangerous path to follow, for it leads to the possibility of political interference. Given the already heavy political involvement in the management of schools, we might, after all, be better trusting in the integrity and common sense of the well-informed and well-trained common man and woman.
Dr Colin Pickering is a governor in Bristol.