I suppose we knew it wouldn't be long. All those promises from academy groups that there would be no change to governing bodies and that schools could be assured that they would still have the same representation on the governing body post-conversion.
The dubious E-act chain is the first to go public with its intention to sack ALL of its schools' local governing bodies in favour of new bodies which will "play a central role in celebrating the academy's achievments (read 'get invited to sharing assemblies'). Governing bodies with parental representatives will no longer hold their local schools to account.
Article from the Beeb here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35347602