Governance reviews

Governance reviews

Once in a while most schools like to consider their governance arrangements. How many people are on the board of trustees and do they have the necessary range of skills? How often should the board meet? What sub-committees should the school have and what should be their terms of reference? How much involvement should governors have in the day to day life of the school and how much should they let the SMT manage and just provide oversight? How should they develop long-term strategies? Many schools like to involve an external specialist to help them in reviewing these questions.

Baines Cutler has a wealth of knowledge of school governance. Tim Baines has been the leading schools' audit partner in the UK over the last 10 years and he has acted for schools of all sizes and types, including many of the UK’s very top schools. During that time he has carried out many governance reviews and has seen governance at first-hand – what works and what doesn’t.

In working with our clients on governance reviews we use checklists, self-assessment questionnaires and interviews to find out the current issues. We then provide recommendations, chair away-days and work with your advisors if legal changes are necessary. We then help you develop action plans and move to decisions. If you would like to find out more about our services or discuss your requirements please Contact Tim with your issues.

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