There is increasingly strong evidence that in the most effective schools a strong and mutually supportive relationship exists between the head teacher and their governors.
In all of Newport Educational’s course, we are mindful of this and careful to emphasise the critical importance of a working partnership approach between the head teacher and their governing body; getting the balance right between challenge and support.
As a head teacher, we want to support you in your work and collaboration with your governing body. Head teachers and staff are always most welcome at any of our training courses and events.
In particular, Newport Educational helps head teachers and their governors in schools where:
- Governors are unclear about their basic duties and responsibilities
- Governors are passive and lack confidence, requiring too much time and support from the head teacher
- There is a need to know what information the head should provide and how it should be provided
- Governors are assertive and challenging, but about the wrong things
- Governors need help with their performance management responsibilities
- Relationships need to be built with a new head teacher
- Relationships need to be built between governors and staff
- Relationships are strained between governors and the head teacher
- Governors need to focus in times of difficulty, bad results or an adverse Ofsted report
- There is a need to help governors engage effectively with school development planning and action plans