Unfit for purpose?
According to the NASUWT I am unlikely to be “fit for purpose” in my “well-meaning” role as chair of governors of my local primary school. They might well be right - certainly in the general case. Schools, particularly the larger ones, are complex organisations with a complex set of funding, pedagogic, staffing, social and political pressures to navigate. Keeping on top of it all in your spare time, while also trying to do the day job, is a non-trivial undertaking.
The union wants the government to look at other modes of governance, e.g. that used in the UK health service.
I have to confess that I don’t quite know what that means… but, it seems to me quite likely (to badly paraphrase Winston Churchill) that using “well-meaning untrained volunteers” to help run schools may well turn out to be the worst option, apart from all the others.