Michael Gove criticises School Governors

A blog article from Clare and Gareth Powell of Kip McGrath Scunthorpe about Michael Gove’s view of school governors.

It was interesting to see that he then stated that he was only talking about a minority when he claimed governors to be “local worthies” who didn’t care about the school and it’s pupils and saw it as a “badge of status” He clarified by stating “Discussions that ramble on about peripheral issues, influenced by fads and anecdote, not facts and analysis. A failure to be rigorous about performance.”
It was obviously let down by his own anecdotal evidence that governors are “local worthies”
Again a common thread of Michael Gove, let’s hold education and schools to a higher criteria that he himself cannot match.

Kip McGrath Scunthorpe Tutors' Blog

Governors hit back at Gove’s ‘badge of status’ comments

BBC |July 6, 2012

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Governors have hit back at the education secretary’s claims that they can be “local worthies” who view their post as a “badge of status not of work”.

Michael Gove said in a recent speech that he wanted to speed up reforms to school governance in England.

Head of the National Governors’ Association Emma Knights said there was not status in being a governor.

Most governors volunteer because they want to give something back, she added.

She told BBC News: “There are very few people who do it for a badge of status. There isn’t even any status in being a school governor.

“In fact what you find is that people volunteer because they want to give something back to their community. They’re interested in children and whether children are getting a good deal.”

‘Local worthies’She said…

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