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School governors & school boards

See below for a selection of the latest books from School governors & school boards category. Presented with a red border are the School governors & school boards books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great School governors & school boards books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Moving to Management School Governors in the 1990s

Moving to Management School Governors in the 1990s

Author: Angela Thody Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Originally published in 1992. The emphasis of this book is on the role of governors rather than their powers. It considers the tasks of management which must be carried out in schools and discusses the parts which governors can play in these management activities. Its objective is to help governors and school staff develop mutually acceptable roles.

Moving to Management School Governors in the 1990s

Moving to Management School Governors in the 1990s

Author: Angela Thody Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2018

Originally published in 1992. The emphasis of this book is on the role of governors rather than their powers. It considers the tasks of management which must be carried out in schools and discusses the parts which governors can play in these management activities. Its objective is to help governors and school staff develop mutually acceptable roles.

School Boards in the Governance Process

School Boards in the Governance Process

Author: Lejf Moos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2016

This book analyses local school district governance in a comparative, cross-cultural perspective based on national studies of local school boards in the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The overarching research question explored by the national studies contained in this volume is: How are transnational influences of standardization and accountability, alongside national policies, transformed into local policy cultures by the school boards? In all the Nordic countries, the municipalities are equivalent with the school district level, and municipalities, as such, play a role as the interface between state policies and the schools. This book discusses the variation across different national systems in the Nordic countries in the degree of decentralism, as well as the processes through which sources of political autonomy are put into practice by school boards. It explores the interplay between context and policy-making at the local level, and analyses how local discourses expressed by school boards differ from national policies and trans-national influences. The book's analysis of the country-cases and thematic chapters shows that there are both important similarities and significant differences in governance functions, power relations and understandings of school board chairs and members between the countries studied. Moreover, the book analyses the many ways in which these similarities and differences affect the work context of school leaders and teachers in the Nordic countries.

Modernising School Governance Corporate planning and expert handling in state education

Modernising School Governance Corporate planning and expert handling in state education

Author: Andrew (University of East London, UK) Wilkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Modernising School Governance examines the impact of recent market-based reforms on the role of governors in the English state education system. A focus of the book concerns how government and non-government demands for `strong governance' have been translated to mean improved performance management of senior school leaders and greater monitoring and disciplining of governors. This book addresses fundamental questions about the neoliberal logic underpinning these reforms and how governors are being trained and responsibilised in new ways to enhance the integrity of these developments. Drawing on large-scale research conducted over three years, the book examines the impact of these reforms on the day to day practices of governors and the diminished role of democracy in these contexts. Wilkins also captures the economic and political rationalities shaping the conduct of governors at this time and traces these expressions to wider structural developments linked to depoliticisation, decentralisation and disintermediation. This book addresses timely and original issues concerning the role of corporate planning and expert handling to state education at a time of increased school autonomy, shrinking local government support/oversight, and tight, centralised accountability. It will appeal to researchers and postgraduate students in disciplines of education, sociology, political science, public policy and management. It will also be of interest to researchers and policy makers from countries with similar or emerging quasi-market education systems.

The Effective School Governance

The Effective School Governance

Author: Mark A'Bear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2016

What is a governor? How do you become one? And how can you make a difference to your school? If you are thinking of becoming a school governor or are new to the role then this is the book for you. School governors bear a great deal of responsibility and whilst there is a lot of information on what these responsibilities entail, there is far less practical advice on how to behave and how to get the best out of those around you, whether they be fellow governors, teachers, staff, parents or pupils. This book is the first to focus on the practical guidance school governors need rather than just the statutory framework. A reassuring and trusty aid for all governors as well as a tool for head teachers. It will turn a pedestrian governing body into an effective team. It includes: * What is a Governor, who can be governor and how you can be most effective * Board structures and committees * Understanding your school and stakeholders * Understanding the finances * Accountability Who should buy this book? It will be your job to ensure your school makes the most of its opportunities and meets its obligations.This book is required reading for school governors, head teachers and teaching staff in a leadership responsibility and trustees.

School Governance Policy, Politics and Practices

School Governance Policy, Politics and Practices

Author: Jacqueline Baxter Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2016

Jacqueline Baxter takes the 2014 `Trojan Horse' scandal, in which it was alleged that governors at 25 Birmingham schools were involved in the Islamisation of secular state schools, as a focus point to examine the pressures and challenges in the current English education system.

Better Principals, Better Schools What Star Principles Know, Believe, and Do

Better Principals, Better Schools What Star Principles Know, Believe, and Do

Author: Delia Stafford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2015

A school is only as good as its principal. This quip forms the thesis of Better Principals as it provides a bird's eye view on the enactment of Haberman's eleven core functions of a star principal. Better Principals is imperative for two main reasons. First, the achievement gap between 20 million children in poverty and their mainstream counterparts is continuing to become even wider. Many students are constantly subjected to inequality of educational opportunity, which limits their future opportunities. Second, Haberman is one of the most prolific producers of administrators of the twentieth century (and into the twenty-first century). He reminds us that quality school systems, with quality leaders, benefit our society. Haberman explained that there is often selection blindness when it comes to identifying school leaders, and this deficiency has many negative consequences for education in general, and learners in particular. Haberman has generated theories, training programs and tools to engender substantive changes needed to produce better schools. Each chapter in this volume contains reflection questions for discussion to remind us all why selecting quality principals must be paramount when hiring school leaders. These illustrative book chapters emphasize the execution of Haberman's star principal ideology.

Better Principals, Better Schools What Star Principles Know, Believe, and Do

Better Principals, Better Schools What Star Principles Know, Believe, and Do

Author: Delia Stafford Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2015

A school is only as good as its principal. This quip forms the thesis of Better Principals as it provides a bird's eye view on the enactment of Haberman's eleven core functions of a star principal. Better Principals is imperative for two main reasons. First, the achievement gap between 20 million children in poverty and their mainstream counterparts is continuing to become even wider. Many students are constantly subjected to inequality of educational opportunity, which limits their future opportunities. Second, Haberman is one of the most prolific producers of administrators of the twentieth century (and into the twenty-first century). He reminds us that quality school systems, with quality leaders, benefit our society. Haberman explained that there is often selection blindness when it comes to identifying school leaders, and this deficiency has many negative consequences for education in general, and learners in particular. Haberman has generated theories, training programs and tools to engender substantive changes needed to produce better schools. Each chapter in this volume contains reflection questions for discussion to remind us all why selecting quality principals must be paramount when hiring school leaders. These illustrative book chapters emphasize the execution of Haberman's star principal ideology.

Improving School Governance How better governors make better schools

Improving School Governance How better governors make better schools

Author: Nigel (Hamdon Education Ltd., UK) Gann Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2015

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 School Governance How better governors make better schools

Improving School Governance How better governors make better schools

Author: Nigel (Hamdon Education Ltd., UK) Gann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2015

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

Leadership and School Boards Guarding the Trust in an Era of Community Engagement

Leadership and School Boards Guarding the Trust in an Era of Community Engagement

Author: Laura E. Reimer, John Wiens Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

School boards shape society through systems of education. They choose who leads the system and how educators are selected to lead classrooms. They approve the allocation of millions of dollars every year. As leaders, the school board determines how their community defines the values, resources, and belief systems that together form the democratic mosaic of our times. Embedded within this knowledge are timeless foundations that have carried us from the origins of school boards to our current systems; these are the keys to community engagement, and these are the keys to empowered and strong school systems. This book is about the remarkable and unique purpose of school boards. It is not a book about abolition, or drastic reform. It explains clearly that school boards were established as part of the foundation for a strong democratic society and encourages everyone involved with school systems to guard that foundation. School boards embody the most immediate principles of democracy. This is an exciting book, appropriate for our times, focused on the powerful leadership necessary in the school board, and the potential to deliver ever-improving results through consistent and deliberate governance.

Leadership and School Boards Guarding the Trust in an Era of Community Engagement

Leadership and School Boards Guarding the Trust in an Era of Community Engagement

Author: Laura E. Reimer, John Wiens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2015

School boards shape society through systems of education. They choose who leads the system and how educators are selected to lead classrooms. They approve the allocation of millions of dollars every year. As leaders, the school board determines how their community defines the values, resources, and belief systems that together form the democratic mosaic of our times. Embedded within this knowledge are timeless foundations that have carried us from the origins of school boards to our current systems; these are the keys to community engagement, and these are the keys to empowered and strong school systems. This book is about the remarkable and unique purpose of school boards. It is not a book about abolition, or drastic reform. It explains clearly that school boards were established as part of the foundation for a strong democratic society and encourages everyone involved with school systems to guard that foundation. School boards embody the most immediate principles of democracy. This is an exciting book, appropriate for our times, focused on the powerful leadership necessary in the school board, and the potential to deliver ever-improving results through consistent and deliberate governance.