Welcome to Thinking Governance – a strategic resource for governing bodies of schools of all kinds, developed by the Education Office of the Church of England.

It helps governors get a grip on the most elusive issues – clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school – and builds a new, fully-strategic plan for the school.

Uniquely, that new plan is contained on two sides of paper, meaning that everyone involved with the school can understand what the plan for the school actually is!

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, as well as the current SIAMS schedule. There’s more on those using the tabs at the top of each page.

The most recent updates to the programme are listed here.

Thinking Governance has much to offer your school*, and I do hope that you’ll take it, use it and see significant ongoing improvements as a result.

Kindest regards

Nigel Genders
Chief Education Officer

*Thinking Governance is also available in customised versions for DBEs, MATs and federations. For more on any of those, please contact Mark Craig, the programme’s developer, on 07811 696144 or at mark@question-mark.org