Governance Toolkit

The Governance Toolkit is designed to ease the pressures you face as a governor. It is a practical and informative guide to enable you to focus on those aspects of the governor role that will impact on your own involvement and the overall effectiveness of your governing board in fulfilling its strategic functions. At your fingertips, you will have quick and easy access to a comprehensive 311-page single-point of reference publication.

The Toolkit builds on expectations from the Governance Handbook 2019 and Competency Framework for Governance 2017, together with the Academies’ Financial Handbook 2019, and offers you, not only a summary of your role and responsibilities, but practical guidance to enable you to effectively carry out your role. Designed to be your practical and informative guide to governance, it details extensive information to support your governance roles and responsibilities, accompanied by a comprehensive range of templates, checklists and best practice advice resulting in saving you time.

The Toolkit follows the outline of the Governance Handbook, following the six key features of effective governance in detail:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Accountability
  • People
  • Structures
  • Compliance
  • Evaluation.

The Toolkit also contains supporting information on the Purpose of Governance and thirteen audit tools to save you time and aid you to provide effective governance, for example, if you want to understand more about your responsibilities around parental engagement, you’ll find an audit tool for that.

From mental health and well-being to the school’s website, the Governance Toolkit summarises your responsibilities and gives you practical solutions to assure your board that you are up-to-date and compliant. It is suitable for all governors whether you are based in an academy or a maintained school. Fully revised annually, the document has been expanded further to include the most up to date information following changes in legislation and the changing educational landscape.  

A sample extract is also available to download below.

  • Cost: £75 - (Discounted to £50 for additional copies for schools already subscribing to our governance packages).
  • A sample extract from the toolkit is also available to download here

For further information, call us on 01603 303355, email or order online here

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