No schools, thanks, we're parents

8th October 2010 at 01:00

Parents do not want to be involved in running and managing schools, the findings of a new survey suggest. The Ipsos Mori poll of 700 families, commissioned by think-tank London Councils, found that 43 per cent of parents in the capital are not interested in knowing how schools in their area work, as long as they do their job. Just 12 per cent of secondary school parents and 9 per cent of primary parents are either actively involved with their schools or interested in becoming so.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today