Paper still has its place
My governors will never find these updates, not least because most of our governors are "older people" without access to a computer. As the school administrator as well as clerk to governors I just do not have the time to spend trailing around a very confusing website trying to find something when I don't really know what I am looking for. Then if I have to print it out, copy it for 18 governors, post it off, etc ... Whoever said computers save time?
So it was with some amusement that I read the article by Ben Rooney (TES, October 1) which spelt out exactly how I felt.
Someone needs to advise the DfES that in an ideal world, yes, we could access the internet and find the information required, but there are still a lot of people out there who really need paper inserts.
I am worried that essential information is just going to get lost and I am going to be unable to support my governors in the way that I should.
St Andrew's primary school
North Weald, Essex