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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.
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School Governors: building relationships
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.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Last updated on: Friday, 12th October 2012
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