"When a member of the Governing body decides to leave it can create a knowledge vacuum.

Effective planning can mitigate against vulnerability in key areas"

Succession Planning & TeamworkOne of the positives of the structure of Governing Boards is that they are made up of a diverse set of volunteers, with different experiences, skills, perspectives and from different professions. However, this also makes developing an effective team challenging, with infrequent meetings, and boards tending not to invest in their own team development, in the same way an employed team would. Boards that invest in their own develop benefit from better succession planning.



By using Shaping Governance: Review and Improve, governors build the necessary foundations for an effective board: relationships and team working by:

  • Getting to know each other better and understanding the skills and attributes they posses;
  • Understanding how they can work more effectively together;
  • Creating a buzz and excitement, helping all to remember why they became governors!

Our support helped Hebden Green School, Winsford

to invest in strengthening the knowledge and working relationships between

 governors and senior leaders - An essential dynamic for

effective governance.



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