New guidance – Being Strategic: A guide for governing boards
March 9, 2018
Ensuring clarity of vision and strategic direction is one of the three core functions of governing boards. To assist governors and trustees in their strategic role, the National Governance Association and Wellcome have published Being Strategic: a guide for governing boards, three years after the popular original guide – a Framework for Governance – was released.
Following extensive feedback and consultation with governors, trustees and senior leaders, drawing on practical experience and real life examples, Being Strategic offers a robust annual cycle for creating, monitoring and reviewing strategy. It provides advice, poses questions for governing boards on each stage of the cycle, and supports school leaders in taking a broad and long-term perspective.
Emma Knights OBE, chief executive said: “NGA is encouraging governing boards and their senior leaders to listen more carefully to staff, pupils, parents, the community and employers, to have the courage of their convictions and use imagination to set a path that truly provides the best education possible. Our message to governing boards is to not be limited by national performance measures, but create ones relevant to their own school or trust. We need leaders who are not only visionary but have a strategy to realise that vision.”
To access a pdf version of the new guidance, click here.