Governor behaviour

  • Addressing problems with your chair
    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.
  • Facebook 'cheat sheet' for governors
    Use our cheat sheet to keep your social media profiles secure and to help you understand what to do if you're contacted by a pupil or parent online.
  • How to manage confidentiality on your board
    You have a duty to maintain confidentiality in your role as governor/trustee. Here’s how your board can make sure everyone is on the same page, and what to do if someone breaches confidentiality.
  • How to respond to current events
    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
    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.