SCHOOL leaders have echoed the conclusions of a report that stresses the critical role played by governing bodies in the creation of successful schools.
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said it agreed wholeheartedly with the Ofsted report, released yesterday which revealed that the most effective governing bodies were those which built on good relationships with school leaders to drive forward improvements.
Russell Hobby, general secretary of the NAHT, said: “The combination of strong, inspirational leadership with a committed governing body is a formidable formula for turning schools into exceptional learning environments.
“The invaluable support that governing bodies can provide requires a relationship built on mutual respect, good communication and a shared vision for the school. Poor relationships between school leaders and governors only impede progress.”
He added that Ofsted had a role in supporting schools and governors.