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School Governance: Policy, Politics and Practices

Jacqueline Baxter


What impact have the unprecedented and rapid changes to the structure of education in England had on school governors and policy makers? And what effect has the intensifying media and regulatory focus had on volunteer school governors? Jacqueline Baxter takes the 2014 ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal, in which it was alleged that governors at 25 Birmingham schools were involved in the ‘Islamisation’ of secular state schools, as a focus point to examine the pressures and challenges in the current system. Informed by her twenty years’ experience as a school governor, she considers both media analysis and ... More

Keywords: Governance, Education, Schools, Policy, Volunteer, Trojan Horse Affair, School governing, Islam, Education policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326021
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Baxter, author
Open University