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.
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ELMWOOD SCHOOL NEW GOVERNOR HANDBOOK
Walsall Council’s Financial and Contract Rules Contract & Financial Rules (2013)
Scheme for Financing Schools Document – Scheme for Financing Schools 2017