KCC Governors’ Conference 1 May 2014. Tina Gimber Lorraine Monkhouse. Re-constitution - Consultation. DFE have consulted on changes to the regulations and statutory guidance (closed 14 March 2014 )
DFE have consulted on changes to the regulations and statutory guidance (closed 14 March 2014)
Part of the national agenda for smaller more skills based GBs
Act more like corporate boards and only appoint people with the skills to help the school succeed
More professional standard of governance
Guidance on GBs as strategic leaders setting out their core functions clearly
How is this going to affect your GB?
Have you discussed this at a FGB meeting?
Will your GB use this as an opportunity to remodel or will they look to just transfer the governors in post?
Area of Governance / Expertise
CPD / Succession Planning
GB of 13 in TOTAL
GB of 7 in TOTAL
When did you last complete a skills audit?
How do you currently recruit more governors?
Have you considered the process you use to fill vacancies?
Does this currently involve the skills required by the GB?
What action do you take if you fail to get the field/ skills you require?
What is the difference?
Flexibility, choice, freedom, experience, engagement, understanding the role
What is the structure of your GB?
When was the last time it was reviewed for effectiveness?
Are governors clear about their role and structure?
Reconstitution inline with skills needs/improvement plans
Governing body structure inline with skills available
Address training needs of existing members/advertise for new ones.
Future development of the Body
Do you have any questions about reconstitution?
Do you need further clarification of any points?
Please talk to you Chair, Vice Chair or Clerk about the timing to put this on the agenda.
Ensure your GB is familiar with the consultation regulations.