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Schools ombudsman call to settle rows with governors

Disputes between schools and their governors should be settled by an independent ombudsman, it is claimed.

Long-running rows can distract schools from improving standards, according to Brian Mawby, a former head of education in Blaenau Gwent.

Plaid Cymru AM Jocelyn Davies said she had urged the Welsh government to take action over "paralysing" disputes.

But it rejected the idea of an ombudsman and said local education authorities had the power to intervene.

Paul Heaney reports.

  • 21 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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