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‘Being strategic: a guide for governing boards’

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To assist governors and trustees in their strategic role, the National Governance Association and Wellcome have published a new guide called 'Being strategic: a guide for governing boards to assist governors and trustees in their strategic role'.

This follows on from the original guide – a framework for governance – that was released three years ago.

The report offers an annual cycle for creating, monitoring and reviewing strategy. It provides advice, poses questions for governing boards on each stage of the cycle and supports school leaders in taking a broad and long-term perspective.

The guide provides governors, trustees and senior executive leaders in all settings with a framework that they can use to set a strategy for their organisation and monitor progress within an annual cycle. The core functions set out in the guide are consistent with the criteria that Ofsted use to judge governing boards.

First published 24 April 2018