The compliance function of school governance is one that some governors and trustees find challenging. The stakes are high and compliance breaches can have negative consequences, sometimes drastic, for pupils, staff, governing boards and the school organisation.
This module raises awareness of the key areas of compliance not covered in other modules including safeguarding, health and safety, admissions, information publication and management and school policies.
It also explains what the expectations are for governing boards, governors and trustees and how these respective expectations can be discharged in practice so that all are confident of their role and understand that it is not necessary to be an expert in all areas to effectively assure your organisation.
The module will also explore how to effectively monitor, challenge and hold your organisation to account in relation to compliance specifically.
You will have the opportunity to test and develop your understanding of key compliance areas and the governance role through the virtual review of a school, its website and some of its policies.
You can find this module in your Learning Link account.