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questions to head

Discussion in 'Governors' started by jojoclarkson, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. jojoclarkson

    jojoclarkson New commenter

    Should individual governors repeatedly e mail head privately with questions rather than raising them in committee or full gb meetings?
     
  2. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    No. An occasional query might get a response but this is not correct procedure.
     
  3. jojoclarkson

    jojoclarkson New commenter

    Thanks - do you know where to find official guidance on this - I feel I may need to refer to it at some point
     
  4. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    This is happening to me too.
    The governors code of conduct says that governors cannot act as individuals but must work as a whole governing body.
    I replied to one of the emails saying I would put the item on the agenda at our next meeting.
     
  5. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Speak to the Chair. They need to have a word about protocols and procedures.
     
  6. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Established commenter

    As governors today tend to be recruited on the basis of their skills it is becoming more likely a governor will want an item on the agenda that other governors will not fully comprehend. I have promoted a more formal approach to project control, disaster recovery, critical assessment and IT strategy planning with no success. I write reports and make recommendations to the head who responds that they are too busy and refer instead to a local supplier who has a vested interest in selling their wares.
     
  7. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Established commenter

     
  8. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Established commenter

    There is no 'correct procedure' . To avoid conflict you drop the question or the chair advises you it is 'not appropriate' via whatever means they think will prevent an embarrassing challenge to the head.
     
  9. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    There is a correct procedure. Governors cannot act individually but must act as a collective. The governors code of conduct sets out the correct procedure.
     
  10. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Established commenter

     
  11. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Established commenter

    The head is usually also a governor. Many heads make decisions and take actions which should have been agreed by the governing body but do not.
     
  12. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Such as?
     

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