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School & trust leaders

Balancing act

Governing Matters

Together, school and trust leaders and the governing board constitute the leadership of English schools. In other sectors these roles are often distinguished as executives and non-executives. Although governance models have changed with the introduction of multi academy trusts (MATs), the essence of a successful partnership, which lies at the heart of successful governance has not. One of NGA’s eight elements of effective governance is ‘good relationships based on trust’.

“Whether governing bodies or trust boards, trustees or governors – getting good governance right is key. When it works well, it enables a school to flourish.”

Andy Walls, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

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