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Guest blog: Funding cuts in education punish our children

Friday, 09 June 2017, with 0 comments

Last month a group of school governors took the decision to go on strike in protest over funding cuts. This guest blog from Caroline Wheeler, vice chair of governors at a primary school in South London, reflects on the tough decisions governors are being forced to make.


School governance is a partnership. Let's work together to get it right.

Friday, 12 May 2017, with 1 comments

Emma Knights and Russell Hobby reflect on the NAHT conference motion calling for Ofsted to reduce the emphasis on governance. 


Academy governance: ‘We need a fundamental rethink about who the members are and how they are appointed’

Friday, 28 April 2017, with 3 comments

Alison Critchley, Chief Executive of RSA Academies, guest blogs about the role of members in academy trusts


Whose is the power? Whose is the vision?

Friday, 17 March 2017, with 1 comments

Emma Knights discusses the extent to which it has handed over power in the schools system to governing boards. 


Guest blog: "The choice I have to make is an immoral one"

Thursday, 09 February 2017, with 27 comments

A guest blog by Claire Carter, reflecting on her experience as a school governor in 2017

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