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Governors Consultation

The public consultation has now closed and the School Governors’ Strategy for Improvement has been adopted. Sitting alongside our School Improvement Strategy, our vision is a commitment to facilitate and develop effective governance in ALL our schools.  It is ambitious in order to achieve the very best outcomes for every child in Bedford Borough.

This strategy supports and enhances the role for governors, in school improvement and comprises three elements:
• Strengthening Governor Training and Support
• Ensuring high levels of monitoring, challenge and intervention for schools
• Governor recruitment and retention – including the support of the importance of Governing boards

In addition the School Governors’ Strategy for Improvement incorporates key elements from the Department for Education Competency Framework for Governance  which focuses on the importance and significance of exemplary governance and leadership across the education system. Both the framework and the Governors’ Strategy for Improvement support governors as they seek to blend challenge and support to hold senior leadership to account.

 

How we consulted

Governors and members of the public were consulted using the Bedford Borough website and GovernorHub.  The Strategy was available to download from these websites and members of the public and governors were invited to answer three questions. Paper copies were available in Bedford Borough Hall reception area and Bedford Borough Libraries.


You can view a summary of responses here

 

What happens next?


The ideas outlined in the School Governors’ Strategy for Improvement will now be implemented. This will include an expectation that governors attend training especially initial Induction, Safeguarding and Interpretation and Understanding of data to support them as they challenge and support their schools to achieve a vision for the future. The Bedford Leaders of Governance initiative will be a pivotal strand in the support offered and governors will be encouraged to share good practice.

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