Having a good relationship with your chair is an important part of being an effective governor. If your chair’s behaviour is problematic and you’re struggling to build a good rapport, use some of these tips and tricks 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 find out what steps to take to resolve disputes.
You have a duty to maintain confidentiality in your role as governor. Here’s how you and your board can make sure all governors are on the same page, and what you should do if someone breaches confidentiality.
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.