Sam Hyde wrote:
and yet another constructive post from young Mr Hyde - 6th form debates must be highly entertaining if the current level of posting is anything to go by.
The current pupils really don't seem to 'get' the point (consistently made throughout the board) that it was the Governors job to govern and ... as has been proved by the evidence recounted in the report, it was a task at which they failed.
I am led to understand that one of the aims of St James was to produce great leaders (something that some of you recently attended some event about ... can't find the link just now), so I don't believe that I can be alone in finding that the example provided by these Governors is one that really matches with the high standards that the school espouses. Whatever happened to 'Falling on your sword'? I'm not sure that if a similar situation were to arise and the heads of a public body or company on the stock exchange were found guilty of over-looking the mis-behaviour of staff under their control, that they would be able to resist, in the same way, calls for their resignation by the press or stockholders. Clearly the Governors see themselves as accountable only to the head of the SES.