Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw wants paid governors
Ofsted's chief inspector says he wants some school governors in England to be paid and to provide more professional leadership.
Sir Michael Wilshaw is to launch an online at-a-glance report card for each school, which he wants governors to use to hold head teachers to account.
He is also set to attack governors who are "ill-informed" and "not able to make good decisions".
But the National Governors' Association says it opposes paying governors.
"Governors can do a professional businesslike job without being paid," said Emma Knights, the association's chief executive.
And she said that most of the information in the new online reports - called the "School Data Dashboard" - was already available, and that "most governing bodies will be using more detailed data".
Read more ... (BBC News - 27 February)