Structures, roles and responsibilities

Structures, roles and responsibilities

These modules will help you to understand school and trust structures, and what is expected of you as a governor or trustee.

Governance: your role, responsibilities and organisation
Governance: your role, responsibilities and organisation +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the key features of school governance
  • Understand the expectations on governors
  • Understand the essential ingredients of an effective governing board
  • Reflect on the type of school that you govern
  • Understand how to manage conflicts of interest
  • Learn about the importance of constructive governance

Study time: Approximately 2 hrs

Getting it right as a staff governor
Getting it right as a staff governor +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand staff governors and the constitution of the governing board
  • Understand the law relating to staff governors / trustees
  • Explore the edibility and election of staff governors
  • Understand the role of staff governors
  • Test your knowledge through a short quiz   

Study time: Approximately 50 mins

Key functions of the governing board
Key functions of the governing board +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the key functions
  • Understand the governance framework
  • Apply this learning to your own board
  • Review how your board is involved at a strategic level

Study time: Approximately 55 mins

The constitution of the governing board
The constitution of the governing board +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the different types of governing boards
  • Know what options the governing board has
  • Understand the current regulations around board constitution
  • Know the timescales and procedures to follow

Study time: Approximately 55 mins

Governance of a church school
Governance of a church school +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the history and characteristics of Church schools
  • Have a better awareness of the Christian distinctiveness of Church schools
  • Recognise the strategic responsibilities involved in Church school governance
  • Understand the difference between Ofsted Inspections and the Section 48 Inspection process.

Study time: Approximately 45 mins

Different models of governance
Different models of governance +

This module will help you to:

  • Raise awareness of the different models of governing boards currently in use in schools
  • Improve understanding of different models of governance
  • Consider the benefits and/or implications of working in partnership with other governing boards

Study time: Approximately 55 mins

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