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Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder engagement: the governance role


At a glance

Using case studies and interactive questions, this bitesized module explores what stakeholder engagement is, what it looks like when done well and how to go about doing it successfully in your school or trust.

You will cover:

how stakeholders can be involved meaningfully in the decision-making about what happens in their school or trust
what effective stakeholder engagement looks like
why effective stakeholder engagement is so important
the board’s role in achieving effective engagement
Study time

15 minutes

Certificate upon completion

Module description

NGA takes the view that stakeholder engagement should be included as a fourth governance core function. Unfortunately it can be difficult for schools to reach some parents and other stakeholders, as well as for parents and other stakeholders to reach the school or trust.

This bitesized module is not intended to provide a magic wand solution or a complete list of the many ways in which a school or trust can engage with its stakeholders. Instead it focuses on exploring how stakeholders can be involved meaningfully in the decision-making about what happens in their school or trust.

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      Who developed this module?

      Paul Aber
      Paul Aber

      Head of Training Development

      Paul leads and manages NGA’s face-to-face training, e-learning and development programmes. This includes recruiting, training and managing NGA’s team of consultants and trainers. Paul has many years’ experience of governance, including in maintained schools and academy trusts.

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