Wednesday 14 June 2017

How many governors is the right number for your school? While most schools have between 12 and 15, there are others that have many more than 20. Read more

Thursday 01 June 2017

All independent schools must keep an up-to-date Single Central Register (SCR). The SCR, together with a school’s safeguarding policy, is a school’s key safeguarding document. All schools must keep a complete SCR of all staff (including supply staff, trainee teachers on salaried routes, volunteers and governors). Read more

Thursday 27 April 2017

Warren Buffett, the US businessman and investor, once said: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” While he was referring to businesses, the principle applies to any organisation, including schools. Read more

Monday 13 February 2017

Sometimes, governors can struggle to distinguish between day-to-day management and strategic oversight. As a result, governing body meetings can become dominated by discussions on irrelevant topics such as why the school football XI is underperforming or whether the IT department should order four or five new laptops. Read more

Thursday 09 February 2017

Policies. Just the word alone can reek of boring documents, and yet they are vital in demonstrating that a school understands its responsibilities.Some policies will be more relevant to one school than another, but together they demonstrate a school’s commitment to looking after its pupils well. Read more