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Dear Clare - SLT

Discussion in 'Governors' started by lizzieshoes, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Hi Clare,
    If you are on the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) does that mean you have to be a Governor?
    Elizabeth


     
  2. Hi Clare,
    If you are on the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) does that mean you have to be a Governor?
    Elizabeth


     
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Lead commenter Forum guide

    No. The headteacher is automatically a governor (although has option not to be), other SLT are no more entitled to be staff governors than any other member of staff. Only if they get elected! It is common though for deputy heads to be invited by the governing body to attend GB meetings, but they are there to observe and report as required by the governors. They are not there as governors and have no vote.
     
  4. Heaven forbid [​IMG]. Seriously there is a serious problem with having the operational management team en mass as part of the governing body, whose role is strategic and monitoring.
    All staff governors (except the head who is ex officio) are elected by the staff, or should be. Their role, as with any governor, is to bring a perspective and personal expertise to the governing body to enable it to monitor, challenge and examine the performance of the school in strategic terms. The SLT has the role of implimenting policies and procedures so as to manage the operation of the school and those policies.
    For that reason, SLT members are often invited to attend GB meetings in whole or part, so that they can provide information and present data. That does not give them governor status or a vote.
     

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