Apparently, John Beaumont, the Sloven governor who made the deeply inappropriate and offensive comments about LB became a governor in Feb 2016 so wasn’t in place when I sent the letter to the governors in January. My mum emailed the Council of Governors later that month too. I assume John Beaumont didn’t see her email either*.
Apparently the governors set up a ‘task and finish’ group [I know] to draft a response to letters from ‘complainants’ received in January. The proposed draft reply by Mark Aspinall was shot down in flames by a certain, er, John Beaumont, at the April governors meeting. You can hear him here [at 2hrs 29 mins though it’s worth listening beyond his apoplexy to hear some sense from John Green for the following few minutes]. [So blinking rare].
Mark mentions this dispute in his letter of resignation as a governor a week or so later:
I eventually received a reply on behalf of the Council of Governors in May 2016. Yes. May. A terrible reply that says crap all. Ongoing enquiries apparently… Of course.
My mum just received acknowledgement that her email was circulated to the governors. But what does she matter?
*Communication between the Sloven board and governors is a little bit, shall we say flakey? Arthur Monks, another governor, was told a copy of the Holder report was available at Sloven headquarters (an 80 mile round trip) when he asked for a copy.