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082 0  379.15310941 
100 1  Creese, Michael 
245 10 Improving Schools and Governing Bodies :|bMaking a 
       Difference 
264  1 London :|bTaylor & Francis Group,|c1999 
264  4 |c©1999 
300    1 online resource (146 pages) 
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505 0  Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents
       -- Figures -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- 
       Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Making a 
       difference Effectiveness and improvement -- Introduction -
       - Effective schools -- Effective governing bodies -- The 
       abdicators -- The adversaries -- The supporters' club -- 
       The partners -- What do we mean by school improvement? -- 
       Improving governing bodies -- The management of change -- 
       The role of the governing body in school improvement -- 
       Some practical examples -- Raising standards -- Enhancing 
       quality -- Increasing efficiency -- Achieving greater 
       success in promoting pupils' spiritual, moral, social and 
       cultural development -- Increasing the school's capacity 
       to manage change -- The climate for improvement -- The 
       moving school -- The stuck school -- The wandering school 
       -- The promenading school -- Some practical examples -- 
       Demonstrating commitment to staff (and governor) 
       development -- Practical efforts to involve staff, 
       students and the community in school policies and 
       decisions -- A management style that fosters leadership at
       all levels within the organisation and that focuses on 
       people as much as on outcomes -- Effective co-ordination 
       strategies -- Spending time upon enquiry and reflection 
       (asking 'how is it going?') -- Planning collaboratively --
       Conclusion -- Chapter 2 The efficient and effective 
       governing body -- Introduction -- Factors contributing to 
       an efficient and effective governing body -- Good teamwork
       -- Delegation and the use of subgroups -- The role of the 
       headteacher in promoting effectiveness -- Governor-teacher
       relationships -- Governors' commitment to the school -- 
       Governor training -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 The governing
       body, the curriculum and teaching and learning -- 
       Introduction -- Governors' responsibilities relating to 
       the curriculum 
505 8  Governors visiting their school -- Vignette 3.1 Governors'
       visits in three primary schools -- Vignette 3.2 The 
       governors' Curriculum Committee in three schools -- 
       Vignette 3.3  Governors' involvement in the development of
       curriculum policy -- Governors' involvement in the 
       recruitment and retention of staff -- Vignette 3.4 
       Governors and the appointment of staff -- Issues arising 
       from the vignettes -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 The role of 
       the governing body in strategic planning -- Introduction -
       - What is strategic planning? -- Vignette 4.1 The 
       governors' Vision Group in a primary school -- Vignette 
       4.2 Governors' involvement in strategic planning in a 
       secondary school -- Issues arising from the vignettes -- 
       Conclusion -- Chapter 5 Target-setting and school 
       improvement planning -- Introduction -- Promoting a 
       climate of self-evaluation and review -- Planning for 
       improvement -- Stage 1: How well are we doing? Analysing 
       performance -- Stage 2: How do we compare with similar 
       schools? Benchmarking -- Stage 3: What more should we aim 
       to achieve? Setting the targets -- Stage 4: What must we 
       do to make it happen? Planning for action -- Stage 5: 
       Taking action and reviewing progress. Making it happen -- 
       Vignette 5.1 The involvement of the governing body of a 
       junior school in development planning -- Vignette 5.2 
       Governors' initial involvement in setting curriculum 
       targets -- Issues arising from the vignettes -- Conclusion
       -- Chapter 6 Governors' role in review, evaluation and 
       monitoring -- Introduction -- Governors' role in 
       monitoring -- Vignette 6.1 The involvement of governors in
       reviewing the work of a secondary school department -- 
       Vignette 6.2 Governors' involvement in monitoring the work
       of a primary school -- Vignette 6.3 Governors' involvement
       in monitoring a special school -- Issues arising from the 
       vignettes -- Conclusion 
505 8  Chapter 7 The governing body and OFSTED inspections -- 
       Introduction -- The role of the governing body in 
       inspection -- The post-OFSTED action plan -- Governing 
       bodies and 'failing' schools -- Vignette 7.1 The 
       involvement of the governing body in post-OFSTED action 
       planning -- Vignette 7.2 The reaction of governors In a 
       junior school identified 'as in need of special measures 
       to improve' -- Vignette 7.3 The reaction of the governors 
       of a secondary school 'in need of special measures to 
       improve' -- Issues arising from the vignettes -- 
       Conclusion -- Chapter 8 The governing body and parents, 
       pupils and the community -- Introduction -- Parents as 
       partners -- Vignette 8.1 The governors' Students, Parents 
       and Community Committee in a secondary school -- Vignette 
       8.2 The governors and head of a primary school seek 
       parental views -- Vignette 8.3 The governors' Pupil 
       Services (Welfare) Committee in a secondary school -- 
       Vignette 8.4 The governors of a primary school work with 
       the headteacher to address issues of concern to the 
       community -- Vignette 8.5 The involvement of the governors
       of a primary school in promoting the school -- Issues 
       arising from the vignettes -- Conclusion -- Chapter 9 
       Accountability and the governing body -- Introduction -- 
       The relationship with local and central government -- Are 
       governors representative of the community? -- 
       Accountability -- The accountability of senior staff by 
       performance review -- Vignette 9.1 Setting targets and 
       salaries for the head and deputy -- Issues arising from 
       the vignette -- Governing body accountability -- 
       Conclusion: a new model of accountability -- Chapter 10 
       Towards school and governing body improvement -- 
       Introduction -- The governing body as an effective team --
       Governors' involvement in the life and work of their 
       schools -- Governor-teacher relationships -- The benefits 
       of an effective governing body 
505 8  Conclusion -- Appendix -- Almondbury High School, 
       Huddersfield, Kirklees -- Barstable School, Basildon, 
       Essex -- Chapel Road School, Attleborough, Norfolk -- 
       Croft Junior School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire -- Crowfoot 
       County Primary School, Beccles, Suffolk -- Dalton Junior 
       School, Huddersfield, Kirklees -- Felsted County Primary 
       School, Essex -- Green Dragon Infant and Junior School, 
       Hounslow, London -- Grundisburgh County Primary School, 
       Suffolk -- Hyrstmount Junior School, Dewsbury, Kirklees --
       Kirkheaton Junior and Infant School, Kirklees -- Leeside 
       Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Heckmondwike, Kirklees 
       -- Mandeville High School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire -- 
       Marlborough School, St Albans, Hertfordshire -- Mary 
       Linwood School, Leicester -- Nascot Wood Junior School, 
       Watford, Hertfordshire -- R.A.Butler Junior School, 
       Saffron Walden, Essex -- Sandy Lane Junior School, 
       Bracknell, Berkshire -- St Alban's High School, Ipswich, 
       Suffolk -- St Mary's Primary School, Banbury, Oxfordshire 
       -- St Matthew's Aided Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk -- 
       Stratford High School, Stratford, Warwickshire -- Temple 
       Cowley Middle School, Cowley, Oxfordshire -- Bibliography 
       -- Index 
520    This book provides school governors with a blueprint for 
       working effectively and enthusiastically to bring about 
       positive change in their schools, for the benefit of all 
       those concerned 
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