Key functions of the governing board

Key functions of the governing board

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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

What exactly is the role of the governing board?

At the very heart of governance sits the improvement of schools and responsibility to ensure all children get the best education possible.

These aims form the basis of all governing board functions and actions; NGA works to ensure governors have all the knowledge and skills needed to carry out this vital responsibility.  

We have designed this module on Learning Link to bring you key governing board functions in a short earning shot, complete with a short quiz to test your knowledge.

This format is perfect for people with busy schedules as the learning is roughly 55 minutes long and can be done during lunch or even on the train thanks to our 24/7 multi device access.

After completing the module, you will have an in-depth understanding of not only the boards’ key functions, but also the framework within which governance operates.

You will also be given the means to apply this learning to the real world and consider how effectively your own governing performs these functions.

To develop your understanding of this key element, existing Learning Link users can find the module in the ‘Active Learning’ section of  their  Learning Link account.

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