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Should parents have the power to sack headteachers?

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    A charity wants to see a new and controversial law introduced here that would allow parents a much greater say in the way their local school is run.

    The New Schools Network (NSN) believes that the “parent trigger” law, which already exists in a number of states in America, should be rolled out in the UK to give parents legal powers to make significant changes to a school in order to transform its record.

    As well as forcing a change in the headteacher, parents would also have the power to: close a school, dismiss up to half the teaching staff, change the leadership team or change it into a charter school.


    Do you think this type of law is needed here and will it work?

    But the radical law has its critics including the National Association of Head Teachers which believes the plan would be “counterproductive”.

    Should parents have the power to sack headteachers? If this law is introduced would it deter people from applying for senior leadership team roles including head teacher positions?
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Yes, the job's not precarious enough yet, is it?

    What. Could. Possibly. Go. Wrong?
    snowyhead likes this.
  3. PRUman

    PRUman New commenter

    I wonder which parents would sack headteachers first? Would it be parents from a leafy suburb or parents from a council estate?

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