Race and Religion

How should governors handle a sudden rise in racial tension? Three real governors watch a series of reconstructed sequences highlighting the type of scenario they may have to deal with at their school. Governor expert, Paul McGann, who has many years of experience at LEA level, assesses their responses to the scenarios and passes on helpful advice and guidance.

Today’s scenario looks at how governors should handle a sudden rise in religious and racial tension at a hypothetical school. Paul McGann advises that full discussion with the community is vital and that an agreed and accurate policy is devised after consultation. Whilst the panel discuss difficulties that exist in encouraging ethnic minority groups to become governors, Paul notes that this should be eased through greater community involvement.

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