GOVERNOR DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT

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DFE GOVERNANCE HANDBOOK 

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New Competency Framework for Governance

The Department for Education has published a new Competency Framework for Governance in Schools (January 2017).  The framework sets a national baseline standard for effective governance.

The framework is structured into 6 key sections which are:

  • Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.
  • Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.
  • People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.
  • Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.
  • Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

Under each section there is a list of expected competencies for anybody who sits on a board, those with specific roles and also specific competencies for the Chair.

Further information can be obtained by clicking here.

ELMWOOD SCHOOL NEW GOVERNOR HANDBOOK

Governor Handbook

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Walsall Council’s Financial and Contract Rules Contract & Financial Rules (2013)

Scheme for Financing Schools Document – scheme_for_financing_schools_version_april_2012

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/b0069984/vfm