Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT said: “The expectations placed on school governors are very high, so proper training is essential. Governors should be entitled to paid time off work to fulfill their duties and to attend training. This training should be mandatory and funded by the government.
“We are proud of our joint work with the NGA and ASCL, on a guidance document for school leaders and governors to follow to make sure that their relationship works well.
“In successful schools the relationship between governors and school leaders is constructive and involves both challenge and support in equal measure. Indeed, governors and school leaders are judged as one unit by Ofsted, so it is vital that everyone understands their particular roles.
“NAHT supports increased powers to remove governors who are failing to meet the expected standards of governance.
“We welcome the Chief Inspector’s focus on school governance and we will be contributing our own evidence to his enquiry.”
Page Published: 19/11/2015