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Elaine Fischer, Research Assistant at Reform, wrote an article for SecEd on the issue of parent governors.
She argued that the government should stick to their plans to remove the requirement for parent governors in academies and focus on getting governors with the right skills instead. Parental engagement can also be achieved through other means, such as advisory boards.
“To improve academy governance and make the most of parental engagement, arbitrary requirements for parent governors should be removed. Ms Greening should give academy chains the freedom to recruit the skilled governors they need.”
Read the full article here.