School Governance – Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

School Governance – Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

There is no doubting over the years that the role of school governors and boards has changed dramatically. When I first became a governor in the early 90’s LMS* had only just appeared and up until then all decisions were made by the LEA*. Governors merely turned up,...

The Role of the Clerk to School Governors

“So you just scribble down a few notes of what happens at school governors meetings then” said one friend recently when I told him that I was a governing body clerk. – Hmmmn! I think that is probably a misconception of many people particularly if they have never...

Do You Need to be ‘Qualified’ to be a Good Teacher?

 So what is more important to children at school, someone who has a certificate saying they are qualified to teach, but can’t; or someone that has no formal teaching qualification but is a great classroom practitioner who inspires and motivates children to learn as...