The Importance of School Governance


By Rob Merino
on 06 July, 2015

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A Ministerial Perspective

Speaking at the National Governors’ Association Summer Conference in Manchester, the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, emphasised the important role of school governors in ensuring schools are linked with the outside world in an increasingly school-led, profession-driven system.

She advised that this is not a stakeholder but a skills-driven model and particularly referenced governors’ role in financial management by ensuring that schools remain financially healthy with robust management systems in place.

The Education Secretary also advised that the commitment to improving coasting schools doesn’t mean automatically sacking heads and governors or academisation, it means schools need a clear and sufficient plan for improvement.

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