National research indicates that a school is unlikely to succeed without an effective governing board. Strong governance is essential to ensuring successful educational outcomes since governors and trustees, although volunteers, play a vital strategic role in holding school leaders to account through support, challenge and driving school improvement. With an increasing national emphasis on skilled, knowledgeable governors and trustees who contribute to the effective governance and success of the school, it has never been more important to keep up to date with the latest legislation, guidance and good practice.
Governor Services enjoys a high reputation for excellence in supporting governors both within Essex and nationally, including representation on national bodies such as NCOGS. We recognise that governors’ responsibilities are wide-ranging, with boards facing new challenges on a regular basis, and can help with any aspect of governance from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Professional but approachable we are willing to listen, in confidence if necessary, to support you in carrying out your role effectively.
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On behalf of myself and my fellow governors, thank you for a most interesting and useful bespoke development session. We were all very surprised at the way you managed to elicit answers from us that were on topic and even relevant! It seems that we know more than we thought, but perhaps lack the confidence. For the first time we think as a group that we can survive Ofsted and that is certainly due to you instilling hope into us.
Jacqueline Stringer, Chair of Governors, Margaretting C of E Primary School
Well done to Debbi Botham and EES Governor Services for this blog for the National College on building strong governance in schools – Essex leading the way again!
Governor, Colchester Royal Grammar School
Review of Governance
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their self-evaluation and as a health check in preparation for inspection.
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