School governors to be named on national database in wake of ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal

School governors will have to be publicly named and be registered on a national database for the first time in the wake of the ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal.

There is presently no central register of who serves as a school governor, raising concerns that schools could be taken over by groups with radical agendas.

The Department for Education has promised to “toughen up” requirements for schools to publish the identities of governors, as well as creating a national database.

However, it will lead to concerns that some parents may be reluctant to take up the role if their details are made public.

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