One of the roles that I love is being the Chair of a Governing Body. The aim of this post is to share what we are doing, as a Board, during these difficult time. I will refrain from commenting on the role of the Government, DfE and local authority as I intend for this to be both a positive and useful post. What is clear is that governing bodies have a crucial part to play. I am grateful both to the brilliant Clerk and the National Governance Association whose Covid advice pages are fantastic.
Firstly; from the outset, the brilliant leadership team that I work with have my unwavering and public support. Regardless.
As this is a fast evolving crisis, often with pages of advice, guideline and directives to decipher and digest on a daily basis. As such, the role of governing bodies is twofold:
1. to prioritise the providing of support to the Headteacher and all colleagues in the school, and
2. to allow them to get on with operational matters and decision making.