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Published in May 2011, this report by Neil Carmichael MP introduces itself by saying:
“More than half a million people contribute in excess of 2 million working days to serving schools as unpaid governors across England, Scotland and Wales within the state sector alone. This report seeks to acknowledge that contribution and to assess how the role and responsibilities of governors will need to adapt to a changing context and to other ways in which schools both individually and collectively may develop and enhance the quality of governance and the quality of experience for those who make a substantial and largely unacknowledged contribution to the UK’s education system.
This report from the University of Bath was commissioned by Business in the Community. It states that “Before any change to school governance is proposed, agreed and implemented, it is essential that we find out about the current state of affairs. Any change must be underpinned by a secure knowledge of: the history of and background to school governing; the existing arrangements;and the issues of concern. In addition, those considering any change should be ready to learn from good practice in other contexts.”
This report is from Ofsted and was published in May 2011. It’s summary is:
“School governing bodies are responsible for the conduct of maintained schools in England. The quality of their work is a matter of considerable importance. The aim of this small-scale report is to help all governing bodies to become excellent by showcasing examples of highly effective governance that is strengthening leadership and contributing to improved outcomes. The report looks at the principles and practices that contribute to outstanding governance in 14 schools and reports what outstanding governing bodies, and the headteachers of the schools they serve, contribute towards their effectiveness. Case studies from each of the schools visited are included to reflect something of the character of the governing bodies and how they have approached aspects of their work.”
This is a study of school governing bodies in England. It analyses the relationship between primary and secondary school governing and school performance and the way this relationship was influenced by the socio-economic setting.