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School Governors: Organisation and practice

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How does the board of governors of a school work? This free course, School Governors: Organisation and practice, looks at the roles of Chair of Governors, Vice-chair and Clerk to the board and examines how the workload can be shared between the members. The governing body should focus on the quality and delivery of education provided by the school, not on daily management.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the composition of governing bodies and to consider the respective roles of the ‘officers’ of the governing body
  • understand the sharing of the governing body's workload within an agreed formal committee structure
  • develop governors as effective managers of their role through critical self-evaluation
  • encourage governors to undertake appropriate training as a means of establishing good practice within the governing body.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 10 hours
  • Updated Thursday 11th August 2016
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Educational Practice
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School Governors: organisation and practice

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How does the board of governors of a school work? This course looks at the roles of Chair of Governors, Vice-chair and Clerk to the board and examines how the workload can be shared between the members. The governing body should focus on the quality and delivery of education provided by the school, not on daily management.

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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