Saturday, 11 December 2010

School Governing Body Code of Practice

The National Governors’ Association (NGA) has for a number of years recommended that governing bodies adopt a code of practice which sets out the purpose of the governing body and describes the appropriate relationship between individual governors, the whole governing body and the leadership team of the school.

The NGA recommend that the code should be thoroughly discussed so that the whole governing body has ownership of it, and, once it has been adopted, the governors should be asked to review it and sign it, on an annual basis ideally at the first meeting in the autumn term.

Some governing bodies already have a code of conduct. However there are also many governing bodies which do not yet have a code of conduct and the NGA wants to help spread this good practice.

Each governing body may want to tailor this recommended code to their own situation, but this gives them a starting point which is built on the best practice from around the country.

Download Code of Practice here

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