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dc.contributor.authorPoultney, Val
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-15T15:34:44Z
dc.date.available2013-05-15T15:34:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/291162
dc.descriptionThis article will be published in a special edition of Management in Education (July 2013). The research has been conducted in conjunction with the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Research Interest Group: Governing and Governance in Educationen
dc.description.abstractMuch of what we understand about school governance is generally under-researched and there is almost no recent research undertaken into the governing of schools in the non-maintained, private or independent sector that are financed by the payment of fees. These schools broadly follow a model of governance that is similar to that of the maintained sector in their constitution, with some notable differences around how governors are appointed and their roles are conceived. This article aims to analyse the nature of independent school governance generally, focusing on a case study of a small private school located in the Midlands. The context of this school is a fairly unique one with governance being held accountable to non-executive Trustees who have overall control of the school operation, but who devolve that responsibility to the governing body. This article starts with a review of the current governance model in private schools, then looking in more depth at the characteristics of governance in this independent school. An analysis of the findings is then explored with some thoughts and conclusions around opportunities for further exploration into private school governance.
dc.description.sponsorshipBELMASen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectIndependent schoolsen
dc.subjectTrustees
dc.subjectFaith schools
dc.subjectStakeholder models
dc.subjectGovernance
dc.subjectAccountability
dc.title‘Personal reflections on the governing of private schools: a case study’en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalManagement in Educationen
refterms.dateFOA2019-01-23T13:21:09Z
html.description.abstractMuch of what we understand about school governance is generally under-researched and there is almost no recent research undertaken into the governing of schools in the non-maintained, private or independent sector that are financed by the payment of fees. These schools broadly follow a model of governance that is similar to that of the maintained sector in their constitution, with some notable differences around how governors are appointed and their roles are conceived. This article aims to analyse the nature of independent school governance generally, focusing on a case study of a small private school located in the Midlands. The context of this school is a fairly unique one with governance being held accountable to non-executive Trustees who have overall control of the school operation, but who devolve that responsibility to the governing body. This article starts with a review of the current governance model in private schools, then looking in more depth at the characteristics of governance in this independent school. An analysis of the findings is then explored with some thoughts and conclusions around opportunities for further exploration into private school governance.


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