Governors hit back at Gove's 'badge of status' comments
Michael Gove The education secretary said there was a big difference between good and bad governors.
Governors have hit back at the education secretary's claims that they can be "local worthies" who view their post as a "badge of status not of work".
Michael Gove said in a recent speech that he wanted to speed up reforms to school governance in England.
Head of the National Governors' Association Emma Knights said there was not status in being a governor.
Most governors volunteer because they want to give something back, she added.
She told BBC News: "There are very few people who do it for a badge of status. There isn't even any status in being a school governor.
"In fact what you find is that people volunteer because they want to give something back to their community. They're interested in children and whether children are getting a good deal."
Read more ... (BBC News - 6 July)