Governors can use the resources below to help identify areas of responsibility and develop skills for effective leadership, whether that involves holding headteachers to account or responding to increased scrutiny.
By law, there are a number of policies that your school must publish for public access, and ones that must have governor approval. Cate Hart shares a list that she used to keep a check on ensuring these policies had been covered
The National Curriculum for secondary schools has changed hugely. Use this briefing sheet to keep governors up to date with the time frame, key details of changes and how they can act to help implementation
In the last two months the Department for Education has been refining its thinking on governance and has published several documents on the subject. David Marriott reflects on the key messages and their implications for governors
To help avoid problems with recovering payments from parents, it is vital to have in place a clear policy on what the school will charge for, and what it will subsidise. Sue Birchall shares a copy of the policy she uses in her school