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Dear Stephen!!!

Discussion in 'Governors' started by paula_82, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. our chair has recently been appointed although has been a gov for a while, does appear to not have any idea what the school is all about? they never visit or meet with the HT and know nothing about the community the school sits in. He makes useless tasks for the clerk and we never seem to get a decision just another date for another meeting?! what can/should we do?
  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Welcome to TES, paula.
  3. keepthespirit

    keepthespirit New commenter

    Replace him ?
  4. keepthespirit

    keepthespirit New commenter

    Apologies for the terse reply but situations like this do irritate me.

    He did agree to become Chair - was anybody else willing to take on the job ?

    The head teacher has a responsibility to encourage the Chair's involvement in school. Surely as adults you can discuss with him what the GB is feeling.

    Communication is usually the key to resolve issues.
  5. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    That doesn't sound like a GB which is operating effectively but other governors can't just wash their hands of it and leave all the responsibility with the Chair. Do other governors recognise they are not effective? What's your role paula, are you a governopr? Why not propose some whole GB training or (if you are an LA school) some help help with self-evaluation from your LA?

    Surely your Chair wasn't 'appointed', wasn't he elected by the rest of the GB? So either he was the only candidate or the preferred candidate. Either way the whole GB shares the responsibility for making sure they elect a Chair who is competent.

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