Schools which measure themselves primarily against outputs in the form of target test/exam results and Ofsted inspection grades may have had a less than satisfactory response to the Covid emergency. Peter Gillar Moss and Ben White say this is an ideal time for school governors to review some underlying issues about their school’s performance.
No school likes to think of themselves as racist. But subconscious bias and discrimination is playing a devastating role, argues Professor Paul Miller.
The current administrative environment seems to be a breeding ground for toxic leaders. Ian Craig makes connections to toxic leadership and accountability pressures, the changing education landscape and the fragmentation of the school system.
Funding, staff recruitment and the government’s performance on education are the major issues facing volunteers governing state-funded schools, according to this report by the National Governance Association and the TES.
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Increasing confusion now hangs over the role of school governors. In
an era of MATs, Julia Steward unpicks the question of what their
role really is?
Is your school making the most of its governors? Geraldine Hutchinson reveals the huge influence governing bodies can have in the pursuit of higher attainment by students
What happens when governors come into open conflict with a headteacher? Katie Paxton-Doggett examines one troubling recent case in the south of England
Is your school involved in a PFI project under Building Schools for the Future? Education law expert, Mark Blois, from Browne Jacobson, offers a vital guide to governors’ legal responsibilities.
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It is estimated that there are between 235,000 to 350,000 school governor posts in England and approximately 11 per cent of posts are vacant. This report is an overview of research evidence on governors from a preliminary search of key websites and journals, focussing on governors’ effectiveness.
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With questions being asked about the future of governors – and the academies programme seemingly posing a serious threat – Phil Revell restates their vital role in accountability.
The future role of governors seems far from clear in the age of city academies and disengagement from civic life. Alan Dyson asks: where next with school governance?