Governors' Handbook

The Department for Education (DfE) has released a new Governors' Handbook for January 2015. This is the fifth edition of the Handbook that was first published last year. Annex A (page 123) summarises the changes since the previous edition. 

Download the new Governors' Handbook

List of statutory policies for governing bodies
 

The government is encouraging governors to “focus on three core strategic functions:

 
  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; 
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.”
 
NGA supports this, and believes the vast majority of governing boards do know these are their priorities.    
 
 

Published: 16/07/2012, by Philip Wood
Last Updated: 16/01/2015, by Ellie Howarth

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