School governance

Coronavirus update

The Governance Services team continues to offer advice to Chairs of Governors across schools in Hackney. Please contact Maggie Kalnins on if you have any queries. 

The team is producing regular updates to keep governors informed. You can read them all below. The team is also working to provide clerks to support virtual governor meetings.

Ensuring governance continuity

Our guidance on ensuring governance continuity aims to help boards understand the role they play in supporting schools and maintaining governance functions during this critical time. 

Governance handbook

Never has there been a greater need for strong and effective governance across a richly mixed economy of schools – either stand alone or in varying forms of partnership, including Teaching Schools Alliances, Federations and Multi Academy Trusts. Governance is becoming more complex, requiring greater accountability of educational standards and management of key risks.

The DfE governance handbook and competency framework contains Departmental guidance on the roles and duties of governing boards, and advice on the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be effective.


Governance Services

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