Governing boards for independent schools

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Motion #21
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference notes that it has been reported that in some independent schools, especially ones that are privately owned, there is no governing body elected. This means that small, privately run independent schools may be open to financial impropriety and to fast and loose employment practices, with no clear lines of accountability. Also, where the schools are run entirely by the same family, there is the possibility of unequal treatment of staff.

Conference therefore instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council lobby Government to produce legislation to require the establishment of properly constituted and fully representative governing bodies in all independent schools.