§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when she intends to give her approval for the enlargement of management bodies of voluntary schools for the inclusion of representatives of teachers and parents.
§ Mr. Raison
The choice of a particular individual to serve as the manager or governor of a voluntary school is at the discretion of the appointing body; there is nothing in current practice to prevent the appointment of a parent. The appointment of teachers as managers or governors of voluntary schools in which they are employed raises issues requiring further consideration. Enlargement of the body concerned would not necessarily be required in either case.