On Wednesday, 24th June 2020, I attended BELMAS Governing and Governance Research Interest Group meeting. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this RIG was held online via Zoom. The theme of this RIG was “The importance of governance in education during a time of crisis”. I talked about accountability during a time of crisis. Below are my slides and the notes that go with them.
Effective governance relies on there being a balance between the challenge and support the board offers the head and school leaders.
Because of COVID, heads and school leaders are experiencing a great deal of stress and uncertainty and people may feel that boards should be offering slightly more support and slightly less challenge nowadays.
What we have to watch out for is that when we tilt the balance towards more support and less challenge, we don’t end…
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