Governing Schools: The Role Of Community And Professional Volunteers

The rapid expansion of academy schools has seen increased demand for high-calibre governors with management and professional skills. This research by the Economic and Social Research Council outlines the findings and recommendations of a recent study on school governance. It indicates how a skills-based model of governance is necessary but not sufficient to enhancing accountability and highlights the challenges and benefits of professional and community volunteers working together to make schools publicly accountable institutions. Leadership Briefing 9.05(101)

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