Governors are a valuable but under-used asset to independent schools. Under the day-to-day pressures of running schools, they are too often sidelined, yet are frequently called to account by parents and the media when things go wrong. Both new and experienced governors of independent schools will welcome this lively and informative handbook, originally published in 1998, which describes the positive and constructive role which governing bodies can play in the life of their schools. It provides up-to-date management techniques which can be effectively applied to enhance the quality of education and thereby the attractiveness of schools to parents and students.

chapter 1|2 pages

What is an independent school?

chapter 3|12 pages

Organising governors’ work

chapter 6|16 pages

Governors and school finances

chapter 7|16 pages

Governors as investors in people

chapter 8|5 pages

Governors and the curriculum

chapter 10|9 pages

Governors and parents

chapter 11|13 pages

Governors in difficulty