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Parent governor role to be scrapped in schools shakeup

Discussion in 'Education news' started by FrankWolley, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  2. Kamit

    Kamit New commenter

    It removes any pretence that parents have a say.

    You basically now have no impact at all in the education of your child, either through membership of a board, or a vote at the ballot box. You get what your betters (MAT) say you can have. If you don't like it then tough.
    JeannieMc, delnon and monicabilongame like this.
  3. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Home education is the way forward.
    janemk and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  4. Maths_Shed

    Maths_Shed Occasional commenter

    How long before this becomes a well paid role?
    delnon likes this.
  5. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    'Currently, new teachers in England complete their training and then spend around a year in the classroom before being awarded QTS. Ministers want a more challenging accreditation brought in, which will be based on a teacher’s performance in the classroom and judged by their headteacher and another senior school leader.

    Some teachers will qualify quickly, but others could take years to be approved, rather like learner drivers attempting to pass a driving test.'

    This is a very worry turn in the shake up as it means you might never become a teacher and heads can impose whatever criteria they wish

    The parents skill base..what on earth does that mean.only those who are company directors or it consultants.those who can provide or buy their way into a place?Parents will have even less of say and the right of parents will slowly be drained away giving academy heads caret blanch to do as they please with little check or stops.
  6. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    If they scrap QTS does that mean that teachers wont ever be qualified and so cant actually move to another school, job or abroad?
    Would you trust many of the current heads to approve you to QTS?
  7. coppull

    coppull New commenter

    Why is anybody going to spend £27,000 or £36,000 in student loans to put up with this situation ?
  8. JeannieMc

    JeannieMc New commenter

    Pretty soon they will be run by Directors, with fat expenses/perks, anyway. Then the next obvious move will be to list them on the stock exchange. Ironic really, as it's all with OUR money. :-(
    emerald52 likes this.
  9. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I find the notion that this Tory govt will scrap the role of the parent governor astonishing - it was the Tories (under Thatcher) who pushed the idea that parents should be "empowered" and increased the number of parent governors.
    chelsea2 and emerald52 like this.
  10. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Love to hear what some of the parent governor's are saying. Our bunch let the C of G bully them into unwise building project resulting in a large deficit and cuts.
  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    So, all schools become academies, most allied to some distant MAT, thus removing any influence, control or support by a locally accountable, democratically elected body. And then parents no longer required on Governing Bodies, thus removing ANY involvement with the families most affected by how a school is run.

    HOW have we come to this?
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  12. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    People naively thought the Tories wouldn't do anything quite so outrageous.
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  13. redlamp2

    redlamp2 Occasional commenter

    There's no place for amateurs on a corporate board..
  14. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    THIS is how they will apply the 'golden handcuffs' to newly trained teachers. Nobody will be allowed to be accredited/gain QTS until they have done 2, 3, 5, 15, you name it number of years in the classroom. Obviously during that time you will not get a pay rise. And you leave out of desperation, before you get accredited, then you won't even have a teaching qualification to rely on in the future or for supply purposes.

    Over a barrel, they will have you.
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