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Improving school governance

October 28, 2013

See our ten practical tips for improving school governance and ten useful tools. Positive feedback from school councils and principals about these tips. Principals and school council presidents suggest that these ideas are a mix of both good practices that are do-able and ideals and aspirations that take time to develop and require resources and support. The ten tips are:

  1. Relate all school governance work to the school's purpose
  2. Be crystal-clear about roles, objectives, functions and powers
  3. Develop a workplan for policy, planning and reporting
  4. Promote awareness of personal skills and conduct
  5. Develop timely access to relevant information and data
  6. Plan in advance for building dialogue and managing conflict
  7. Use a set of easy practices to make all meetings productive
  8. Identify skills gaps and have a partnerships policy
  9. Have a communication plan to engage the community
  10. Build in routine reflection and improvement.

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