• Make ministers sign off top academy CEO pay, say governors

    The academies sector should consider adopting an NHS-style pay system where government approval is needed to award high salaries to bosses, according to the National Governance Association. New guidance from the NGA said the sector should “have a debate” about whether it should follow the system of NHS trusts, where those wishing to pay more

    7.00 Jan. 25th, 2019 | News

  • Governors 'must have mandatory pre-appointment training'

    Governors should be required to have “pre-appointment training” before they sit on school boards, paid for by the government, so they’re not forced to learn on the job. New board members sometimes take up to 12 months before they can be effective due to a total absence of training, Jo Penn, a national leader of

    16.00 Jun. 29th, 2018 | News

  • Schools need more protection against vexatious complaints

    There may not be many of them, but one or two unreasonable parents can make running a school very tough indeed, writes Russell Holland As an education lawyer, I see it as my job to help schools get on with the most important job,  teaching children, by making legal issues as simple as possible to

    5.00 May. 28th, 2018 | Opinion