Governor Effectiveness

First Touch Governance                                     

First Touch Governance is an externally led governing body self-evaluation process that provides, acknowledging national standards and requirements, opportunities to examine current practice, explore strengths and barriers to development and recommends points for consideration to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the governing body.

First Touch Governance is completed in partnership with your school link adviser (or adviser colleague, if more appropriate) and will involve an ‘off site’ review of governing body self-evaluation and documentation, a supported discussion with members of the governing body addressing themes or trends and a short report that will summarise findings and make recommendations for future action.

To find out more about First Touch Governance or to book a review please contact:

Ruth Bennie: ruth.bennie@oxford.anglican.org     Phone: 07392 195495

Governance Review

The external review of governance is intended to be a supportive process. Through a series of meetings with stakeholders and the review of the evidence presented by the governing body, ODBE Governance Review process will provide governors with an overview of identified strengths, areas for development and finally, a list of recommendations for the governing body to take forward as it sees fit.

The review of governance is completed by two ODBE advisers who will lead the process and work alongside the governing body.  Nine key questions will be presented to the governing body from which they will choose four to be reviewed, depending upon the needs, requirements and situation of the school.

The process has been highly successful and beneficial for many schools and we look forward to working with you.

If you would like to book a governance review or find out more about it please contact:

Sarah Thomas:   sarah.thomas@oxford.anglican.org    Phone: 07801 884324