What Governors should expect from headteachers

8th November 1996 at 00:00
Headteachers are under a contractual duty to assist their governing bodies to fulfil their strategic role, the new Department for Education Guidance on Good Governance points out.

Published by the DFEE in response to calls from the National Association of Head Teachers and governor trainers for a clearer definition of governors' roles, the booklet also says governors have a right to expect heads to make themselves accountable. Governing bodies can ask heads for reports on any aspect of the work of the school. And headteachers should make termly written reports to the governors on: * issues that need discussion;

* decisions governors need to take;

* updates on the management of the school;

* progress towards development plan objectives;

* information on pupil and staff achievements;

* expenditure of the school budget.

Guidance on Good Governance is obtainable free from DFEE publications Centre, PO Box 6927, London E3 3NZ.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now