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Last reviewed on 4 June 2020
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If you’re a chair, think now about how you can structure your board moving into the next academic year so you can monitor your school effectively during recovery.

How to decide your structure

There aren't any hard and fast rules - you know your board best and what structure will work for you. 

To help you work out your board structure, keep in mind your:

  • School improvement plan (SIP)
  • Governors' skill sets
  • School's situation

Use your school improvement plan (SIP)

Link committees and governors to individual SIP objectives - this will help you decide how to structure your board to make sure you’ve got eyes on your priorities.

You might:

Depending on your SIP, you’ll be able to see which areas of recovery will fall under existing structures, and which will require new roles to

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