Basics for School Governors

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Second edition, brought up to date in Spring 2000, and fully revised with additional information to cover new regulations. Often referred to as 'required reading' for school governors since its original publication, Joan Sallis' down-to-earth approach ensures that it is the most relevant introduction to working practices for new and recently appointed governors. School governors are overwhelmed with instructions on what they have to do. This book is different - it concentrates on helping them to do it. It gives governors a survival kit based on a clearer understanding of their role. This includes guidance on boundaries, better management of sensitive relationships, and knowledge of those rules and good practices which make for better teamwork. Joan Sallis is nationally known and respected for her writing and lecturing on school government and her weekly advice column in the TES. Above all, she is known for treating difficult issues with humanity and humour in everyday language. In 1996 she was awarded the OBE for services to education. In her role as the national president of the Campaign for State Education and as a consultant working with and on behalf of school governors for many years, Joan believes passionately that a better partnership between schools and their users offers the only hope for better funded and respected state education. She has been a governor of her local comprehensive school for many years.