The document celebrates the achievements and contributions of governing bodies. It also looks at what the DfES’s Five-year Strategy for Children and Learners means for school governors and how governors can take advantage of the new opportunities it offers. It emphasises the important role governors play and the need for strong governing bodies. It also looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities facing schools and governing bodies. In particular, it explores what Government and others need to do to help governors meet these challenges.Schools will have more autonomy and flexibility in how they operate. They are also encouraged to work with other partners, including private, voluntary and community sector providers, and health and social care services. Together they can deliver a wide range of services for children and communities as part of the Every Child Matters agenda. Governing bodies will play a key role in deciding what will work for their individual schools and in driving improvement and change.
The document is available at: http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/Governing%20the%20school%20of%20the%20future.pdf