As a school governor I have just received a document with 20 questions to ask ourselves to decide whether we are providing good governance.
One of the questions is: "Do we have a professional clerk who provides legal advice and oversees the governing board’s induction and development needs?"
School governors' clerks are paid a pittance - probably less than the cleaner. We have trouble getting anyone at all to do the job, let alone someone able to give legal advice. There have been times when one of the governors has had to act as clerk temporarily.
The shifting of responsibility onto unpaid, unexamined individuals in the form of governors and their clerk is unbelievable. What business organisation would recruit a board with no parameters as to their qualifications? In our scattered rural community we have a job getting enough people to volunteer for us to have a quorum.
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