Education Committee - Second Report
The Role of School Governing Bodies

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 4 July 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Recruitment and retention of governors

Skills versus stakeholders

Impact of the 2012 composition regulations on the profile of governing bodies

Impact of the 2012 composition regulations on the size of governing bodies

Improving recruitment and retention

Incentives for business volunteers

Raising the profile of governors

Pay for governors

3 Governor effectiveness


Inspection, self-assessment and peer challenge

Ofsted's Data Dashboard

Information, advice and guidance for governing bodies and the role of
the clerk

Arrangements for tackling underperformance and failure of governing bodies

4 The relationship between the governing body and headteacher

Division of responsibilities

Training for headteachers and chairs of governors

Appointment and terms of office of governors

5 New models of governance

Accountability of academy governance

Alternative models of governance

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

30 January 2013

27 February 2013

20 March 2013

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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