No cake, sherry or hugging and definitely no singing: Post 1 of 3

Andrea Morley School governor

Wednesday 5th February 2014 at 6pm turned out to be the last Governing Body (GB) meeting for the state primary school where I have most recently been a governor. We had considered and discussed various options but the final corporate decision was that to continue fighting with the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE) would simply delay an inevitable outcome. More importantly, our ongoing resistance to the appointment of an Interim Executive Board (IEB) and to forced academisation would further hinder the school’s ability to move forward. We believed there to be political agendas at play for both the LA and the DfE and the GB’s agenda had to be serving the best interests of our children, staff and school community. The ongoing argument was very time-consuming, energy-draining and stressful, not only for the governors but also for the team in school and not least for our…

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