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Is it time to pay school governors?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    How would you feel if the chair of your school’s governing board was given a salary? Do you think they deserve it? What sort of message would it send to other members of the board, the headteacher and the rest of the school staff?

    It might sound like a pie in the sky idea but the suggestion of paying governors has been made in a new report.

    The report outlines that governors should be acknowledged and remunerated for the contribution they make, and the introduction of a salary may even lead to improving the quality and diversity of governing bodies.


    But what do you think of the suggestion?
  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Jesus, no.
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  4. maurice-r

    maurice-r Established commenter

    Time to do without governors altogether? Yes.
    FolkFan likes this.
  5. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    I can hear the sound of trotters coming from the academy and free school 'executive trustees' trough area.
    lanokia and monicabilongame like this.
  6. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

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  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Lord, NO! Snouts in the trough time, big style.
  8. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    Having been a governor I echo the sentiments above.
    If you have to pay people to do the job then you are recruiting the wrong people.

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    Vince_Ulam likes this.
  9. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    Yes because my wife is one and now I'm taking a drop in wages, we need the money!!!

    Seriously though no not at all. There's enough snouts in the trough in education already.
  10. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    It's a voluntary role- the clue is in the title!
    drek likes this.
  11. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    That's exactly what would happen, I wonder how many would make a career out of collecting them? "I'm governor of 42 schools now you know", we'd probably have governor groups to buy in as a job lot. Then you'd end up with the role of governors being irrelevant as the school threatened to sack them and buy in anew lot.

    The more I think about it, the more the worms are banging on the tin.
    drek likes this.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Hahaha pay them...

    For what?
    drek likes this.
  13. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

  14. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Whatever happened to 'The labourer is worthy of his hire'?
  15. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Ha! This is education in the UK in 2015. Nobody gets paid their worth!
  16. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Except people trying to set up free schools!

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