Research and practice from a range of sectors tells us there are eight key ingredients to ensure governing bodies fulfil their role well.

We have explored these eight topics in more depth to help you ensure you are operating as an effective governing board: 

  1. The right people round the table

  2. Understanding the role & responsibilities

  3. Good chairing

  4. Professional clerking

  5. Good relationships based on trust

  6. Knowing the school – the data, the staff, the parents, the children, the community

  7. Committed to asking challenging questions

  8. Confident to have courageous conversations in the interests of the children and young people 

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  • Phone: 0121 237 3780 | Contact Us
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