Planning for success(ion) | Ruth Agnew

I have never yet known a school appoint a headteacher who said as part of the appointment process “go on then, if no-one else will do it I will”, and yet I come across lots of schools where that kind of comment is made during the appointment process for the chair of governors.

When I conduct external reviews of governance I consistently find little or no evidence of any kind of succession planning. You may or may not agree with the National Governance’s Association’s recommendation that chairs shouldn’t be in post for more than six years continuously in the same school, but common sense…

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