Welcome to the Thinking Governance web site.

Latest update – the programme is now available in a version for non-Church schools: please click here for more on that. Module 1 is adapted for non-Church schools – the other modules are the same for Church and non-Church schools.

Thinking Governance is a resource for governing bodies, developed by the Education Office of the Church of England. It aims to help governors get a grip on those most elusive and complex of issues – clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for their school.

Having done that, the programme then helps to take that clear vision and create a radically-new way of delivering it. That’s one of the issues which inspections most often comment on as being under-developed by governors.

The programme also embeds the core aspects of the Church of England’s Vision for Education…

The programme also embeds the new SIAMS schedule – click here for more.

I’m delighted that you’re having a look at what Thinking Governance can offer, and do hope that you’ll take it, use it and improve your school as a result.

Kindest regards

Nigel Genders
Chief Education Officer