The 'hidden givers': a study of school governing bodies in England

Chris James, Stephen Brammer, Michael Connolly, Michael Fertig, Jane James, Jeff Jones

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Abstract

This project analysed the relationship between primary and secondary school governing and school performance and the way this relationship was influenced by the socio-economic setting. The findings of the research confirmed that school governing is complicated, demanding, and goes on largely un-noticed. Much of the work of lay governors is hidden from view and is all undertaken for no tangible reward. The 300,000 or so school governors in England make a significant contribution to their schools and to the education system as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationReading
PublisherCfBT Education Trust
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)9781907496332
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    James, C., Brammer, S., Connolly, M., Fertig, M., James, J., & Jones, J. (2010). The 'hidden givers': a study of school governing bodies in England. CfBT Education Trust.