Launch Message for the School Governors' Network


As a result of the Deanery Mission and Pastoral Plan produced in 2006/2007, our Synod and Standing Committee have thought to establish ways by which good practice within the parishes of the Deanery may be shared more widely. After initial soundings from Synod as to the mission and pastoral areas where sharing may take place, we have begun to set up informal networks, which so far have been well appreciated.

One of these is the Network for School Governors which was launched in September 2009 with a presentation evening lead by Derek Holbird, Director of Education at Diocesan House, Guildford.


It would be helpful for us to know something of the key issues which such a group may address and where discussion and sharing would be useful. This is particularly true with new governors in mind. We would appreciate it if you could find some time to respond briefly to outline these issues from your point of view, letting us have your ideas for further use of the Network. Input is welcome from anybody with an experience in school governing; anybody facing the challenge of becoming one for the first time or anybody having to work with school governors.

Also, we would be particularly grateful for a reasonably experienced governor in the Deanery to act as a facilitator for this informal network. If you feel that this is something you could do, please contact us shortly.

Any input please via the Runnymede Administrator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Update March 2010:

- We are still looking for a a facilitator for this network!!!

- Please feel free to send any links/documents you would like to see distributed to the School Governors Network or published on this website to Petra (via email link above).

- Also, please bring to her attention any issues coming up which you would like to see discussed in the Network.