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School Governors: Being strategic

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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.

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • To briefly explain the history and development of school governance.
  • To explore the role of the governing body in the strategic leadership of schools.
  • To familiarise governors with their statutory responsibilities.
  • To explain the work of governors as partners with the headteacher in the strategic management of their schools.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 10 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 27th July 2011
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Educational Practice
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School Governors: being strategic

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Why are schools in the UK run by school governors? This unit 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.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in Education, Childhood & Youth qualifications. [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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