Is our model of school governance broken?


The session will be designed to raise questions about some fundamentals of governance and its role in compliance, assurance and quality management. The aim will be to start a more fundamental debate about what we expect from Governors, the key distinction between effective ‘governance’ and effective ‘governors’ and whether there should be more time spent in exploring the question of reforming the system to get better outcomes. It will however also come back to some pragmatic and practical issues that would allow for some of the ideas to be implemented in the here and now.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.