Snap! Addressing Governance in Schools

Nigel Crebbin – Partner at Berg Solicitors

This week on TheSchoolBus Blog, Nigel Crebbin, a partner in the law firm and TheSchoolBus legal experts, Berg, looks at the question of school inspections, governor training and changing the rules of the game.

Once again this week, school governors have been headline news. Much of the talk of Trojan Horses and alleged extremism in schools has focussed on the role and responsibilities of school governors and the issue of whether training for governors should become compulsory or should remain, as it currently is, recommended but voluntary.

The National Governors’ Association, a charity representing school governors and trustees in England, states on its website that it “strongly believes that if governors are going to carry out their responsibilities effectively, then they need to be trained” and goes on to say that it has “been campaigning for many years to make training for…

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