Monday, 5 February 2007

AND challenge number three... how do we develop governance to provide strategic leadership for new conceptual age...

I was reading one of the many OfSTED inspection reports over the weekend and today I bumped into Richard Smith who agreed that this is another huge issue we must address if we are really serious about driving up standards across all our schools. Again, we have some developing governance models that we should learn from but there is a huge training and development task if we want governors to take up this enormous challenge. How do we create governance models for this new extended services world? How do we ensure that schools stay focused on the standards and outcomes agendas? How do we help governing bodies to develop a strong strategic approach which empowers and challenges headteachers and their colleagues
How do we develop intelligent accountability systems which build brilliant learning places where every member of the learning team and every child and every young person is happy, healthy, safe and increasingly successful.

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