Successful boards work in partnership with school leaders and staff for the benefit of students. Each has their respective roles and responsibilities but is dependent on working cooperatively with the other to be able to carry out their responsibilities effectively.
Good communication is an important part of being on a board, as trustees need to be able to talk to one another, share information, ask questions, and discuss important issues. In doing so, you develop relationships based on trust and work effectively together as a board.
A board’s main responsibility is to ensure that all students at their school are achieving well. This includes making sure that the Principal and staff are supported and resourced to achieve high-quality teaching and learning. To do this, trustees need reliable and detailed information from school leaders about the learning and wellbeing of children at their school.