§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation giving power over teachers' contracts to boards of governors as advised by head teachers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The Education (No. 2) Act 1986 recognises the importance of governing bodies by extending their role in vital areas such as the curriculum, discipline and the appointment of teachers in county schools. Teachers in aided schools are already employed by the governors. The Government have no plans to introduce fresh legislation on this subject.