The move to make governing boards skills based and move away from the stakeholder model has been on the cards for a long time. Lord Nash famously stated, “Volunteer, not amateur”. That comment was welcomed by governors as an indication that the government recognised the importance of governor training. Looking back now I think that was perhaps the first indication of the direction of travel.
The Governors handbook published in January 2015 said
The eligibility criteria for elected parent governors and staff governors remain the same; but when a vacancy becomes available, governing
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