What do ‘skills’ mean for school governing bodies? [blog post]

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Young, H (2016). What do ‘skills’ mean for school governing bodies? [blog post]. British Educational Research Association.
AuthorsYoung, H
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In a recently published article in the Journal of Education Policy, I traced how governors with ‘skills’ are increasingly privileged over representative governors. I wrote about the ongoing devaluation of representative governors and of any hint of democracy in school governance. However, I did not predict that representative parent governors would soon be deemed entirely unnecessary as they have been in the 2016 schools White Paper.
Setting the vision and ethos of our schools is something which all of us should have a say in (and not just through a Parent Portal). Such judgements need to be made by democratic and accountable bodies.

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PublisherBritish Educational Research Association
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