The crucial role of governors

28th May 2004 at 01:00
Your otherwise excellent piece about the Children Bill contained one serious omission (TES, May 14). Nowhere was there a mention of governors.

With this, as with all legislation, it is the governing body who is ultimately responsible for implementation. So why no recognition of this fact?

The support of governing bodies will be crucial to the success of the changes envisaged in both this Act and the extended schools initiative. The National Association of Governors and Managers has joined with the lobby in the Lords to ensure that the central part played by schools is reflected in the substantive legislation.

But it would be nice if we didn't have to keep jumping up and down and saying "What about governors - we're here too."?

Jane Phillips Chair, NAGM.

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