One-day conference: Debating the Future of School Governance


Speakers: Nigel Gann (Director of Hamdon Education), Paul Harrison (Director of iED (UK) Ltd), Naureen Khalid (Director of Academy Governing Board), Fergal Roche (CEO of The Key for School Governors), Janet Scott (Interim Chief Executive of SGOSS), and Ian Usher (Director of Modern Governor)

Chair and organiser: Dr Andrew Wilkins (University of East London)

This one-day conference will provide a crucial opportunity for school governors, parents, activists, teachers, civil servants, policy makers, academics and governor support workers to discuss some of the most pressing issues affecting school governance in England. 

On 17 March 2016 the British government issued plans to transform all state-funded schools into academies by 2022 at the latest. These reforms include removing the requirement for school governing bodies to retain democratically elected members, namely parent governors, and for more schools to sacrifice their autonomy and…

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