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School Governors: Building relationships

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School governors need the skills to develop working relationships with the school community. This free course, School Governors: Building relationships, will help you to understand what each stakeholder within the community needs, from headteacher to pupils and parents. Effective interaction between all parties can prevent problems from arising.

This unit will help you, as a school governor, to:

  • explore the relationship between the full governing body and the headteacher, as the school's senior professional;
  • understand the need for building sound working relationships across the whole school;
  • develop your confidence in supporting your school while, at the same time, providing an element of challenge;
  • consider how the governing body works with other stakeholders, particularly in relation to pupils and parents.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 11 hours
  • Updated Friday 12th October 2012
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Educational Practice
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School Governors: building relationships

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School governors need the skills to develop working relationships with the school community. This unit will help you to understand what each stakeholder within the community needs, from headteacher to pupils and parents. Effective interaction between all parties can prevent problems from arising.

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