Last reviewed on 12 June 2020
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Now, more than ever, is the time for you to take ownership of your school’s priorities, vision and values. Use this unique opportunity to reflect and rebuild, to make your school even better and stronger than before. Here's how.

As schools reopen to more pupils, you and your school leaders are likely to be considering 2 key questions:

  • When will things return to normal?
  • How will we know when we get there?

The responsibility for answering these questions lies with you, the governors. 

"Consider the events of the past few months to be as consequential as if the school had burned to the ground - and that you now have the opportunity to make it just as transformative," was a suggestion from one of the people we spoke to about this article.

As the guardians of your school's vision and values, it's vital that you renew your energy and focus to set your school back on the road to that vision. 'Recovery' will be the point where you can comfortably say that your school is firmly fixed on that vision and making steady progress toward that singular goal.

The first step is