The Governance Handbook

The Department for Education (DfE) has released a new Governance Handbook (previously Governors' Handbook) for November 2015.

Download the new Governance Handbook

List of statutory policies for governing bodies

The government is encouraging governors to focus on "three core 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: 10/05/2016, by Ellie Cotgrave