Module 1

Swansea5-by-Alex-Baker-PhotographyModule 1 – The bigger picture

This first module is foundational to the others which follow. It provides the governing body with the chance to consider their really big goals for the school, and to develop a strategic sense of how these can be achieved.

The process for the first module centres around creating a ‘strategic picture’ (actually based on a concept called a ‘theory of change’).

The outcome is a considered set of governors’ goals for the school, along with a sense of how the activities of various groups (including governors themselves) are key in delivering them.

There are three ways to deliver this session:

  • Hard copy – this requires no technology, other than playback for some downloaded video, and is by far the easiest to run.
  • PC – this runs using a PC-enabled interactive whiteboard. It needs some skill, practice and the right kit.
  • Mac – this runs using a Mac-enabled interactive whiteboard. In addition to needing skill, practice and the right kit, it also needs the whiteboard to be optimised for Mac.

There is more on each of those options here.