ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
The third function is particularly relevant with regards to managing resources. Whilst NCVO’s blog post is not directly related to schools, at a time of uncertainty over funding and an inevitable need to make efficiencies, it can be useful to look beyond the education sector for good practice in this area. Many of the hints and tips mirror those set out in the Department for Education’s Financial Health and Efficiency pages.