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  • Do headteachers need to notify the chair of governors when absent from school? ASCL advises that it’s not obligatory for headteachers to let the chair of governors know if they are absent, but that this may be a good idea in some circumstances.
  • Exit interviews for staff Exit interviews are a great way to find out why staff are leaving. You can then use this information to improve staff retention. Download our template with questions to ask and see further examples of how others conduct their exit interviews.
  • Governor access to staff survey results Can the chair of governors view the results of the staff survey? One of our associate education experts describes how staff survey results should be shared with the chair and the full governing board. We point to further articles from The Key on governors' role in staff morale and wellbeing.
  • Monitoring and supporting staff workload and wellbeing Find out how you can promote a healthy staff work-life balance, during coronavirus and beyond, without stepping on the toes of the day-to-day running of the school.
  • Poll comments: alcohol at staff parties Have your say.
  • Raising staff morale: role of governors How can governors support the headteacher in raising staff morale? We relay advice from 3 of our associate education experts on how governors can support the headteacher to raise staff morale. We also link to a further article from The Key which points to examples of staff wellbeing policies.
  • Staff wellbeing questionnaires Staff surveys are usually the responsibility of your headteacher. Have a look at examples of staff wellbeing questionnaires and case studies of 2 schools' approaches to help your headteacher in developing your own surveys.