While staff governors have the same duties and responsibilities as other governors, because they are always around the school and at events, they tend to be approached about issues and problems. This can give rise to challenges.
This course is built around the challenges and difficulties that staff governors may face and provides suggestions about how you could tackle these effectively and sympathetically whilst maintaining your role. The course includes:
The course will be based mainly around a discussion of issues and provides an opportunity to exchange experiences and raise issues.
- The context in which staff governors work – the expectations and responsibilities
- Why we have staff governors. Do you have a particular role on the Governing Body?
- Are you a representative? The relationship between staff governors and school staff.
- Are there any “no go” areas of work?
- The relationship with other governors and parents – complaints and problems.
- Your relationship with the Headteacher.
- Reporting back decisions of the governing body and confidentiality
- What should you do if you disagree with a decision of the Governing Body?
By the end of the course participants will have a sound understanding of the boundaries of their role as a staff governor together with some suggested constructive approaches to the challenges that might arise.
To book your place, please contact your school office.
This course is intended for elected staff governors and governors who are also members of a school's staff.