College governance: resources for leaders and managers
Effective governance structures support leaders and governors to communicate a clear vision for their college. Governors should have a good understanding of further education and high aspirations for students. The inspectorates Ofsted or Estyn will assess how effective they are in their roles. The information and guidance on these pages are aimed at college leaders and may also be useful for governors. Online training for governors will be available later in 2022.
Purpose and strategic direction
Does your specialist college have a clear purpose? Do governors know and understand its strategic direction? Top tips for answering these and other high level questions.
How should governance arrangements be structured in specialist colleges? One main body, committees or sub-committees? An overview with examples of practice.
Meetings and self assessment
How should governing bodies conduct their business? This section examines effective self-assessment, planning and the conduct of meetings.