Last week, governors in West Sussex went on strike in protest of the lack of funding for schools. This is the first action of its kind, as governor volunteers withdrew their support to schools for the day.
We contacted governors at Upper Beeding Primary School after they released a statement to parents outlining the funding issue.
We asked what measures the governing board had put in place to try and avoid getting to strike action. Continue reading “Should governors be striking a deal?”
School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country, and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most efficacious schools demonstrate successful leadership and management – including by the governing body.
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools, and they appoint the headteacher and deputy. In some schools, it is the governors who hold the main responsibility for finance, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. Continue reading “Challenges facing school governors”