Having a good relationship with your chair is an important part of being an effective governor. If you’re struggling to build a good rapport or are concerned about your chair’s effectiveness, use these tips to help get things back on track.
Know how to deal with problematic behaviour from governors and trustees so you can make sure your board functions effectively. See our example scenarios and understand what steps to take to resolve disputes.
Understand your role when it comes to addressing major news events in school - such as the invasion of Ukraine. Find advice on how to challenge and support your school leaders to make sure they're making considered and informed decisions when responding to difficult events.
The Nolan principles are 7 rules that everyone involved in public life must abide by, including governors and trustees. Understand what they mean for you and see examples of codes of conduct that refer to them.