According to information supplied by Thetford Academy in Norfolk, there is only one parent on the Board of Governors. However, according to the Academies Act 2010 "there must be at least two parent governors" on the Board of an Academy. This has been confirmed in writing by Norfolk County Council.
I have pointed this fact out to the Board of Governors and to the Young Persons Learning Agency, who are currently responsible for funding open Academies - without success.
I do not wish to stand as a Governor myself, but feel that if we parents must play by the rules then so must they.
Do anyone else have any suggestions or any clear information about this?