Improving School Governance

Author: Nigel Gann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317564928
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About the first edition: "School governors will find this a sound and practical guide to the nature of their responsibilities and the process of managing their workload. It is well researched, based on vast experience, illustrated from the best practice, free from jargon – and always interesting." Joan Sallis. Described by the National Association of Governors and Managers as "definitely a ‘must’ for your bookshelf"; reviewed in the Times Educational Supplement as an "essential guide to help governors". This book is about governing schools – about how a governing board made up largely of ‘ordinary’ people with no professional educational experience, working in partnership with professional leaders, can help to make schools better. It is intended for governors in schools in England and Wales, in other parts of the world where lay people engage in school leadership, and for people who work with governors. Improving School Governance examines: How school governors got to be where they are today How governing boards do their jobs How individual governors can best contribute to their schools Governors’ accountability The nature of governors’ meetings The rights that governors have The relationships between governors and the headteacher The role of governing boards in school inspection Governors’ relationships with parents and the wider community How to evaluate the performance and impact of governing boards What the future might hold for state-funded schools and their governance What national strategic issues will need to be addressed by governing boards in the next five to ten years

Improving Schools and Governing Bodies

Author: Michael Creese
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134628005
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This book provides school governors with a blueprint for working effectively and enthusiastically to bring about positive change in their schools, for the benefit of all those concerned.

Managing external relations in schools and colleges

Author: Jacky Lumby
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781853964602
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This book explores all the major aspects of managing external relations in schools of all phases, as well as in colleges. The authors use empirical research evidence to analyze how schools and colleges can manage external relations to achieve productive and supportive relationships with their communities. They explore how a responsive philosophy and appropriate marketing can be adopted in order to ensure continuous development.

Crying in Cupboards

Author: Pat Bricheno and Mary Thornton
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785892754
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Bullying in the workplace makes teachers’ lives a misery. It is a destructive social process which can lead to deteriorating physical and mental health, depression, even suicide. It not only destroys teachers’ lives, it also damages teacher recruitment and retention, and the finances and reputations of schools. In Crying in Cupboards, teachers tell their stories, giving real examples of bullying behaviour and the consequences for those affected by it. The teachers’ stories are at the heart of the book and can be dipped into or read quite separately from the underpinning literature and research methods. Senior school managers and Union Officials describe strategies and tactics used in handling it, offer suggestions on what steps to take once an incident has occurred, and suggest how to positively manage acts of workplace bullying. Crying in Cupboards looks at reasons for bullying of teachers, who become targets, what constitutes bullying behavior in schools and what does not. It also discusses what the law can and can’t do about it, including health and employment ramifications. The well-being of teachers is an important, but often neglected area, yet the education of our children depends on it. The current climate surrounding teachers’ work is one of high pressure, stress and anxiety. Unfortunately it is also a climate that allows bullying behaviour to flourish. Crying in Cupboards is therefore an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to understand adult bullying of teachers, whether you are a teacher being bullied at work, a manager wishing to prevent or reverse bullying in your workplace, a concerned relative, school governor, politician, an academic researcher or simply interested in the struggles teachers can face in the workplace.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1 Policy and Practice

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 926404471X
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Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, this book identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future.

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Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Who Governs Our Schools

Author: Roy Evans
Publisher: Triarchy Press Limited
ISBN: 095500814X
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Examines the difficulties facing governing bodies as they attempt to deal with increasing levels and complexity of education legislation. This pamphlet argues that more experienced semi-professional governors should be engaged to support, lead and where necessary replace failing and/or coasting governing bodies.

School Accountability

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Children, Schools and Families Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215543066
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This report considers the roles of a variety of different agents for accountability in the English school system. The first part examines self-evaluation, self-improvement partners and local authorities. Schools have increasingly been encouraged to formalise the self-evaluation process as part of their improvement strategy. They are assisted in their self-evaluation and improvement processes by School Improvement Partners (SIPs) who are appointed by the local authority. School provision is commissioned by local authorities, who also have a remit to monitor local schools' performance. The report then focuses on the work of Ofsted. School inspection reports are a major source of information about a school's performance, and inspection is often the trigger for a school to address its performance issues. The report then looks at the Achievement and Attainment Tables, formerly known as performance tables. The tables have been the subject of controversy for many years because, although they do not actually rank schools according to their performance in national examinations, they permit others, especially the media, to do so. Critics argue that they give only a partial view of a school's overall performance, and the proposed School Report Card is an attempt to address this issue by providing more information on a wider range of performance indicators. The school accountability process has become very complex with new programmes and policies emerging piecemeal from central government. There are concerns about the consistency of approach in such a complex system. And are schools really free to drive their own improvement given that they are still subject to programmes devised and applied by central government?