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Why are schools in the UK run by school governors? This free course, School Governors: Being strategic, will examine how the role has developed and the main tasks and responsibilities that exist today. We will also look at the need for self-evaluation and how the setting of a clear strategic direction can help governors achieve the required targets.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- explain briefly the history and development of school governance
- demonstrate an awareness of the role of the governing body in the strategic leadership of schools
- familiarise governors with their statutory responsibilities
- explain the work of governors as partners with the headteacher in the strategic management of their schools.
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School Governors: being strategic
Why are schools in the UK run by school governors? This course will examine how the role has developed and the main tasks and responsibilities that exist today. We will also look at the need for self-evaluation and how the setting of a clear strategic direction can help governors achieve the required targets.
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