The Governance Services team continues to offer advice to Chairs of Governors across schools in Hackney. Please contact Maggie Kalnins on Maggie.Kalnins@learningtrust.co.uk 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.
- A roadmap for continuing of strategic governance in 2020-21
- Read the guidance on ensuring governance continuity - 19 March 2020
- To support governing boards continue to fulfil their statutory duties by considering strategic recovery plans and approving key decisions, we have incorporated these key matters and questions into these HLT agendas which you can download and edit for your use:
- Our guidance on video conferencing and virtual meetings includes tips and a link to the ICSA guidance on how to run virtual meetings
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.