This book will provide readers with knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of managing finance, resources and stakeholders in schools and colleges. Written specifically for those studying for an academic qualification at Masters level in educational management, it provides self-study material and links to other key texts in the field. The authors deal with the links between finance, resources and stakeholders in the context of school and college self-management. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom. Building on an examination of theoretical perspectives, practical considerations and applications are examined in a format which encourages the reader to explore the c
Chapter 7: Working with Governing Bodies
Working with Governing Bodies
The Nature of ‘Governance’
The previous chapters have considered the theoretical perspectives of external relations as well as specific examples of ways in which the school or college may manage links with various stakeholders. The governing body (sometimes known as the school board, board of trustees or school managers) provides a more formal forum for the views of these stakeholders to be represented and their views taken into account. There are models of self-governance, such as those of England and Wales (Pierson, ...