10 Jun '14

News Michael Gove: how to lose friends and alienate governors | Fiona Millar

How can Michael Gove dismiss school governors as sherry-pourers and cake-slicers? And at an event organised to recruit more diverse and highly skilled volunteers, asks Fiona MillarWhat is it about Michael Gove and school governors? Two years ago he dismissed us en masse as "local worthies who see being a governor as a badge of status not a job of work".Then this year he put the boot in again, saying that school governors need to toughen up and realise that the job many of us spend at least a day a week doing (for nothing) is not just a "sherry pouring, cake slicing exercise in hugging each other and singing Kumbayah". Continue reading...

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