6 black & white tables, 3 black & white line drawings
2nd Revised edition
Table Of Contents
Acknowledgments Preface Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 People and their Schools How lay governors, after a long history, came to have an important role in school governance Chapter 2 The Revival of School Governance How governing schools came to make a meaningful contribution to school improvement Chapter 3 The Strategic Governing Board How the governing board brings about school improvement Chapter 4 The Responsibilities, Roles and Rights of Governors In which we look at some ideas about governing Chapter 5 Governance, Leadership and Management Being an investigation of the relationships that governing boards have with their headteacher and staff Chapter 6 School Governance and School Inspection A consideration of the impact inspection has on school governance Chapter 7 Schools, Parents and the Community In which we consider the relationships of schools with parents and other local people Capter 8 Evaluating Governance How do we know how well we are governing the school? Chapter 9 Schools in an uncertain future What the present looks like and what the future might hold; the state of the nation and its schooling; what governing boards might need to think about in planning for the future. Chapter 10 The futures of governing schools School governance in the uncertain future Reading list Bibliography Appendices Index
Nigel Gann is an independent education consultant working with school governors and headteachers and has been involved in managing and governing schools for more than thirty years. He has written, spoken and trained on school leadership for the Department for Education, Ofsted, the British Council, BBC TV and Radio, the National College for Teaching and Leadership, the Universities of Leicester and Southampton, CfBT Education Trust, the National Governors' Association, Governors Wales, Worklife Support, most of the local authorities in England and Wales, and in Russia, the Middle East and Cyprus. He has been a governor in eight schools, including spells as chair in three of them.