Working well as a board
Ko te mahi tahi hei poari
Keeping an eye on the relationships between board members and how well meetings run and checking in with board members for their views on the board culture is important. This is what is meant by monitoring.
What you need to know about monitoring
One of the best ways you can monitor how well you’re working as a board is to make a conscious decision to keep track of it. The chair might want to check in with board members every so often, keeping a note of what’s working well or what could be improved through training or some time out together.
How shared leadership between the principal and board can help
The board depends on the principal, as chief executive of the school, to keep the board informed and updated so they can do their job. In turn, the principal relies on the board for a safe and empowering work environment. A shared approach to leadership is an essential part of making the relationship and the school function well.