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Debate, School Governor Case Study Resource

Safeguarding issues and need for LA support

Posted on 26 February 2020 by WISERD

What was the issue addressed? Difficulty arising from safeguarding pupils who have very high support needs which are potentially too much for school staff to cope with effectively. Issues arose with a very few pupils causing high risk situations (one with a blade), to staff and other pupils. Pupils with such high support needs have
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Insight, School Governor Case Study Resource

Financial shortfall and potential redundancies

Posted on 26 February 2020 by WISERD

What was the issue addressed? Potential redundancies due to budget shortfall. The effect on staff morale. The impact on children’s learning. The impact on meeting requirements to raise standards. Satisfying all stakeholders that we are trying to provide an excellent service for all during trying financial times. The impact of not having a budgetary forecast
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Reflection

Getting to grips with the role

Posted on 26 February 2020 by WISERD

What was the issue addressed? There is no shortcut to the fact that when you start as a governor (as in any job), there is an awful lot to learn. In my experience the process of induction is still very paper-led and, as such, learning is very one-way. There are some existing support structures in
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Debate, School Governor Case Study Resource

Suspension and sacking of a member of the senior leadership team

Posted on 26 February 2020 by WISERD

What was the issue addressed? As Chair I had to intervene with an issue in school in the Headteacher’s absence. The Headteacher was off sick at the time. As a result there was a conduct issue with a member of staff within school. Then as Chair I took a whistleblowing call. What happened? I carried
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