Shrunken governors

11th January 2008 at 00:00
School governors are warning officials of their deep concern at plans to shrink the size of governing bodies. The bodies range in size from nine to 20 members, but the Government wants to reduce them to smaller, executive-style boards. The National Governors' Association fears that over-enthusiastic bureaucrats will try to dictate the size and make-up of each school's governing body. Phil Revell, the association's chief executive, is writing to the Department for Children, Schools and Families to show governors' concerns. The department is to consult on the plans over the summer. It plans to reduce the size of governing bodies in time for the new school year beginning in September.

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