As part of the Visible Governance campaign we are exploring the importance of a good relationship between executive leaders and their boards. Here are some ways you can get involved and our resources to support boards and executive leaders to work well together.
- Sign up to our free webinar on what governing boards and school leaders should expect from each other on Thursday 20 May 4.30 – 5pm. Emma Knights will introduce the roles of the governing board and those employed to run the trust/school, what good relationships with senior leaders look and feel like, how mutual trust can be developed.
- NGA members can sign up to attend one of our Governance Leadership Forums– for chairs, vice chairs and senior executive leaders. The forums allow leaders to share their experiences and future plans with those who are governing and leading schools in similar situations to their own. Read more about the forums in this blog by Emma Knights.
We are encouraging executive leaders to take a moment to thank their boards for their continued contribution to their school/trust. You can do this by:
- Sharing thanks on social media – give a shout out to your board and what they do for you and your school/trust on social media using #VisibleGovernance.
- Share a thank you to your school community – why not take some time to tell your pupils, parents and staff why you value your governing board and what they do for your school/trust, for example, in your newsletter or assembly.
- Write a personal thank you to your board – in an email, card or letter to personally thank them for their work and let them know why you value their contribution.
We want to celebrate examples of heads/CEOs recognising their board and those with great relationships. Email us at email@example.com to share your story with us. We will showcase this on our website and social media.
NGA’s resources to support boards and executive leaders working together:
Educators on board
Senior leaders and executive leaders can make a valuable contribution of experience and expertise to the governing board of a different school/trust (to where they are employed) and is a fantastic professional development opportunity. Find out more about the Educators on Board campaign.
Visible Governance campaign page
Do you know an exceptional governor or trustee that deserves national recognition for their contribution to governance and education of children and young people? Consider nominating them for a National Honour. Find out more here.