I have been extremely fortunate to work alongside strong governing bodies in all of the schools that I have worked in. When I was a Headteacher I had an excellent Chair of Governors who was able to provide fantastic support and challenge. I have great respect for all governors for the energy, time and commitment they have in supporting schools. I have recently gained more of an understanding of what it is like to become one myself as a parent governor at my son’s primary school. It has been a really interesting experience sitting on the other side and having a different role. Has anyone else found this different?
There have been a couple of good publications recently that I thought I would share on here:
The first is the new Governors’ handbook produced by the DfE and update at the end of January.
The second is a new publication produced by the National Governors’ Agency (NGA) that is focused on improving governance in schools. The publication is a flexible guide to strategic planning
Are you a governor?
What has it like being on the other side?
Are you a member of the NGA? How do you find it?
Have you used the handbook or strategic planning tool? What do you think?