Question Mark developed Thinking Governance - the Church of England's national strategic governance resource for its 4700 schools.
It aims to help governors get a firm grip on that most elusive and complex of issues – strategic vision for their school.
Having done that, the programme then helps to take that strategic vision and ground it in the reality of the school's development plan. That's one of the issues which inspections most often comment on as being under-developed by governors.
TG has four modules, which take around 90 minutes each to complete. Together, they take a governing body or a MAT Board from developing a radical new strategic vision for their school(s) to understanding how to implement that new vision.
It's unlike anything else available, and the Church of England makes it available free of charge at:
To get the best out of it though, Question Mark offers two workshop options (as Mark created and wrote Thinking Governance, he's best placed to help you get the very most out of the programme!).
QM offers two workshops using Thinking Governance – one for people thinking of using it themselves and one in which Mark leads the full programme for a school, for two schools simultaneously (halving the cost to each school) or for a MAT, using a specially-developed version of the programme.
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