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This book explores all the major aspects of managing external relations in schools of all phases, as well as in colleges. The authors use empirical research evidence to analyze how schools and colleges can manage external relations to achieve productive and supportive relationships with their communities. They explore how a responsive philosophy and appropriate marketing can be adopted in order to ensure continuous development.

Working with Governors: A Bridge to the Community?
Working with governors: A bridge to the community?
PeterEarley and MichaelCreese
Introduction

What do we mean when we talk of ‘a school’? A school photograph will include the pupils and the teachers, sometimes the non-teaching staff, but where is the governing body? Are the governors seen as part of the school or part of ‘external relations’ which the school has to manage? This is a difficult question to answer. Some of the governors will be teachers and other members of staff, some will be parents, but others may have only a rather tenuous connection with the school. In a major study of newly-appointed headteachers conducted in the mid-1980s, relations with governors were dealt with under the general heading of ‘the ...

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