A Board Responsibility
Now that you are "On Board" it is time to get to grips with other specialised board responsibilities:
- Your principal is due for an appraisal - help!!
- What does that financial report actually mean?
- How do you deal with a suspension or expulsion?
- Is that the Chairperson's role?
Because all boards have different requirements, NZSTA has put together an exciting and varied Professional Development Programme designed to support your board through the essentials of good governance.
Master of Ceremonies, Referee or Navigator
The Role of the Board Chair
Whether you are an experienced, newly appointed or potential board chair this session will be useful as it will cover the things you need to know as you lead the board successfully.
The Governance Manual: A Valuable Tool for an Effective Board
Ensure your trustees have all the information they need to be effective. This session will provide you with useful tools and processes to put your own governance manual together.
Boards and Their Right to Discipline
This practical session looks at the intent of the legislation regarding student stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions and will share practical examples and good practise.
This session will give practical examples of what the performance process involves and highlights good practice. A must for every trustee!
Student Learning - the Board's Role
What do you know and what should you know about student learning, in order to contribute to educational success in your school? This session will explore this information using practical examples in order to contribute to successful achievement.
Financial Literacy: A Foreign Concept?
If you can't answer basic financial questions regarding the schools health you cannot govern effectively. Spark your financial understanding by attending this practical session.
The Bermuda Triangle - Board Relationships
This session looks at the relationship between the board, the principal and the chairperson. What authority has the board delegated to the chair? What expectations does the board have for its relationship with the principal? Are you all running around in circles, and getting nowhere fast? Take a step back and look at your relationships and learn how to get the most out of your valuable time together.
Appointing the best principal for a school doesn't happen by chance. The best possible principal appointments are as a result of robust principal appointment processes. This session outlines the requirements of the process and contains examples and timelines for success. At the end of this session attendees will understand:
- the importance of getting the best person for the job
- the requirements of the process
- the options available
- the support available
The Board's Annual Plan
Does it take your board 6 months to get organised every year? Do you know when you are going to receive reports on particular areas of the curriculum this year? Have you planned out what is to happen and when? If you would like to have a more organised and planned approach to board work then come along to this practical session and see how easy it can be - process must outlive personnel and there is no time like the present!