Sunday, 27 March 2011

Governing Body Health Check: Reviewing Weaknesses

The Review of Governing Body Weaknesses

Rate your governing body whether each of these weaknesses are either Extreme , Moderate , Slight or Not a problem

Following on from yesterday's 10 questions on strengths.

11.The school fails to meet one or more statutory responsibilities and lacks some of the policies that are required.

12. Governors fail to set a clear direction or priorities for the school’s work and rely too heavily on the headteacher.

13.The governing body has a limited awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of the school.

14.The governing body does not have processes for monitoring effectiveness of management structures throughout the school.

15.Governor business is badly organised and lacks focus or influence.

16.The governing body presents no challenge and does little to hold the school to account.

17.The governing body relies heavily on a small number of governors to fulfil its responsibilities.

18.The governing body has a high number of vacancies and poor attendance.

19.The future of the school leadership and the options for the school have not been considered.

20.The governors are not aware of the performance of teachers.

Rate your governing body whether each of these weakness statements are either an Extreme weakness , Moderate weakness , Slight weakness or Not a problem.

The full Governing Body Heath Check from East Sussex County Council can be found here

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