Friday, 18 February 2011

Four key principles on which the role of the school governor

There are four key principles on which the role of the school governor is based:

The governing body only has statutory authority as a corporate body (school governors have no authority as individuals).

The essential role of the governing body is strategic not operational.

The most effective approach of the governing body is to be a ‘critical friend’ to the school.

The recommended working practice of the corporate governing body is to delegate authority to individuals or groups of its members to carry out functions on its behalf.

These four principles were clarified in Terms of Reference Regulations, promulgated in September 2000 and revised in 2003, and feature in A Guide to the Law for School Governors and other government publications.

Over the next 3 days I will cover some principles of School Governance namely

The strategic Role

Giving support and challenge

Effective Delegation

The material in this blog article has been drawn from Joined-up Governance book by Jane Martin and Ann Holt, revised edition 2010,Adamson Publishing.

It was reproduced on the website which you can sunscribe to for free here

1 comment:

  1. Sean, thanks for this. it's a really timely issue for me and fellow governors,