'Championing the rights of children'

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw wants paid governors

Garry Thu 28 Feb 2013 07:37

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)