Presentation on theme: "East Midlands Workshop: Effective Governors/Gov.Bodies Paul Mason."— Presentation transcript:
East Midlands Workshop: Effective Governors/Gov.Bodies Paul Mason
GOVERNORS SCHOOL COMMUNITY LOCAL AUTHORITY DfES / GOEM
SHAPING the FUTURE SCHOOLS CAN: Deal with change Deal with resources Have implemented National Agreements Continually seek new ways of doing things Continually ask, What value does this add to pupil learning?
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. The activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination John Schaar
DIRECTIONS and DILEMMAS Directions: Self-managing Schools School improvement Personalisation of learning ICT Access Every Child Matters
Dilemmas: Local Management – Central Direction Market Place – Strategic Planning Competition – Collaboration Fragmentation – Coherence Consultation – Leadership Whats best for My School – Whats best for Wider Community
RELATIONSHIPS The High-Trust Local Authority OpenFair AccessibleResponsive ListeningTransparent ConsistentInvolving
SCHOOL A Rural Primary School – Pro-active Governing Body Key Words:Effective Teaching : Community Needs : Pre / Post School Focus:Governors; School improvement : Staffing; After-School / Nursery
ACTION: Audit of Staffing / Accommodation / Finance Temporary Classrooms After-care (Alongside extra-curric. activities) Business Plan Consultation with Parish / LEA / EMDA etc. Management Group Funding : Implementation. OUTCOMES : THE FUTURE
SCHOOL P Medium size Secondary School – Failing; Socio-econ. Deprivation Key Words:Governing Body – LEA:Community : Recruit / Retain Focus: School; Community; Governance Structure; Parents
ACTION: Gov. Body evaluation ---- Action Plan Clear Vision of Strategic Direction for Gov. Body to support School Identification of appropriate knowledge / skills required Focus on Parent Governors Explore community business interests to recruit Develop partnership with H.E. College to support specialist status OUTCOMES : THE FUTURE
SCHOOL B Medium size Secondary School – Area of Soc. Deprivation Key Words:Challenge : Empowerment : The INCLUSIVE School Focus:Environment : Needs; Barriers; One-Team; Expectations
ACTION: Salamanca Statement 1994 UNESCO Leadership and Governor roles Attitudes Analysis Disability -- Medical / Social models School Access Plan - Physical environment Empowerment planning Access to Curriculum Plan One - Team concept ; review of roles Parents : Finance OUTCOMES : THE FUTURE.