I know there will be rejoicing in the streets of West London tonight but I also know, having met a few of these good parents, that there will be no crowing, no punching the air with one's fists, well, maybe just once or twice.
Here is the report from Hansard:
Asked by Lord Lexden -
"To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect their proposed amendment to the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2007 will be enacted".
[HL14404] 10 Jan 2012 : Column WA74
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford):
"We intend to make the amendment to the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2007 in January 2012 and anticipate it will come into force in February 2012"
(This is the change in the regulations that will require trustees of VA schools to appoint at least two parents of pupils on the school roll as Foundation Governors, unless it proves impossible to do so.)
So that means, just to emphasize the point....by next month it will be enshrined in law!
That is worth a dozen Gaudetes and quite a few huzzahs!
Photo: Ex Lord Lexden's website