Governor spend

23rd June 1995 at 01:00
Emrys Batchelor asks how many grant-maintained schools devote budget allocations to governor training.

I conducted some research two years ago that showed only about one third of grant-maintained schools are buying in governor training.

And a few weeks ago I attended one of the Department for Education's "Going GM" conferences.

A secondary headteacher - presumably of a school approved by the powers that be - exhibited his school's savings on central costs, a total saving of Pounds 110,000.

Under the budget head "governor training" stood the figure Pounds 55.10.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of State announces changes in priority for Grants for Education Support and Training funding-taking yet more money away from LEA governor training.

So the Governments' priorities are clear!

NIGEL GANN 144 Obelisk Road Woolston Southampton

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now