Publications

These books and guidance documents provide excellent advice on a range of topics. Publications are grouped into the following categories:-

General governance
Strategy
Monitoring and evaluation; support and challenge
Accountability
Governors and headteachers
New governor induction
Clerks and clerking
Self evaluation and governing body self-review
Policies
Specific governor categories
Education
Magazines, newspapers and newsletters

 

General governance

The School Governors' Yearbook
Price (Mail Order): £9.95 + £1.10 RRP: £11.95
ISBN: 978 0948543 93 7
www.adamsonbooks.com

Joined-up Governance
Making sense of the role of the school governor
Jane Martin & Ann Holt
Price (Mail Order): £12.00 + £1.10 RRP: £15.00
ISBN: 978 0948543 17 3
www.adamsonbooks.com

Managing the Work of the Governing Body
The toolkit consists of a simple booklet and a CD-ROM organised around the six steps.
Price (Mail Order): £54.00 + £0.70 RRP: £55.00
ISBN: 978 0948543 13 5
www.adamsonbooks.com

Getting to Grips with Performance Related Pay ebook imageGetting to Grips with Performance Related Pay (ebook)
David Marriott
Performance-related pay for teachers was introduced in September 2013, with the outcomes of teachers' appraisals being linked to their pay progression. Getting to Grips with... Performance-Related Pay ebook takes a practical look at what the introduction of performance-related pay will mean in your school.
Price: £59.00
ISBN: 978 1907567 74 2
www.optimus-education.com

Outstanding Governance for Academies: Ensuring a skilled and confident governing body ebook imageOutstanding Governance for Academies: Ensuring a skilled and confident governing body (ebook)
David Marriott
Ensuring a skilled and confident governing body is a training pack which helps ensure your governing body know their roles and responsibilities and are confident in asking pertinent questions.
Price: £249.00
ISBN: 978 1907927 43 0
www.optimus-education.com

 

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Strategy

Being Strategic
A practical guide for school governors
David Marriott
Price (Mail Order): £8.50 + £2.20 RRP: £9.95
ISBN: 978 0948543 43 2
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Monitoring and evaluation; support and challenge

Monitoring and Evaluation
A practical guide for school governors
David Marriott
Price (Mail Order): £8.50 + £2.20 RRP: £9.95
ISBN: 978 0948543 48 7
www.adamsonbooks.com

 

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Accountability

Accountability
A practical guide for school governors
Stephen Adamson
Price (Mail Order): £8.00 + £2.20 RRP: £9.95
ISBN: 978 0948543 97 5
www.adamsonbooks.com

 

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Governors and headteachers

Headteachers and Governing Bodies
A practical guide to making the partnership work
Martin Pounce
Price (Mail Order): £8.00 + £2.20 RRP: £9.95
ISBN: 978 0948543 92 0
www.adamsonbooks.com

Performance Management Revisited
A toolkit for the performance management of heads, teachers and support staff
Michele Robbins
Price (Mail Order): £6.00 + £2.20 RRP: £15.00
ISBN: 978 0948543 52 4
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New governor induction

Start Here
What new school governors need to know
Stephen Adamson
Price (Mail Order): £2.50 + £0.70 RRP: £3.00
ISBN: 978 0948543 37 1
www.adamsonbooks.com

 

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Clerks and clerking

A Manual for Governing Bodies and their Clerks
Price: £10
www.governors.uk.com

 

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Self evaluation and governing body self-review

School Self Evaluation, Improvement Inspection
A practical guide for school governors
Martin Pounce
Price (Mail Order): £8.50 + £2.20
RRP: £10.95
ISBN: 978 0948543 38 8
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Policies

Policies
A guide for school governors and headteachers
Michele Robbins & Martin Baxter
Price (Mail Order): £17.50 + £2.20 RRP: £19.95
ISBN: 978 0948543 18 0
www.adamsonbooks.com

 

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Specific governor categories

Community Governors
Joan Sallis
Price (Mail Order): £5.00 + £0.70 RRP: £5.75
ISBN: 0 948543 86 8
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Foundation Governors
Joan Sallis
Price (Mail Order): £5.00 + £1.10 RRP: £5.75
ISBN: 0 948543 91 4
www.adamsonbooks.com

Parent Governors
Joan Sallis
Price (Mail Order): £5.00 + £0.70 RRP: £5.75
ISBN: 0 948543 71 X
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Staff Governors
Joan Sallis
Price (Mail Order): £5.00 + £0.70 RRP: £5.75
ISBN: 0 948543 76 0
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Education

Education for the Good Society
Edited by Neal Lawson and Ken Spours
This publication starts with the fundamental question, what is education for? It tries to answer that question with a values based approach to education underpinned by the belief that everyone can be educated and that those who have least should get more resources and focus. It also recognises the importance of educating for togetherness not for social separation; and the need for a broad, creative curriculum that develops knowledge and skill, and nurtures innovation.
Compass publications cost £5 inc. P&P. To order, please contact via:-
www.compassonline.org.uk

 

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Magazines, newspapers and newsletters

Governing Matters
The NGA magazine
Matters Arising is a 32 page full colour magazine with news, features, comment and reviews. Most of the editorial copy is written by governors, and the magazine offers a wealth of material about the business of governance. With six issues a year the NGA magazine should be a central part of every governing body's professional support package. Individual NGA members are sent a magazine as part of their membership package; standard governing body members receive a maximum of five magazines delivered to named governors and to the school. Gold Governing Body members can all receive an individual copy.
www.nga.org.uk

Times Education Supplement
The only publication that's as committed to the teaching profession as you are.  With three editions covering England (TES), Scotland (TESS) and Wales (TES Cymru) you can keep up to date with education news and views in your area. With its high quality news, analysis and features, the TES will inspire you both in and out of the classroom. Whether you work in nursery, primary, secondary or further education, and whatever stage you are at in your career, the TES has something for you, from best practice to advice from practising teachers and experts. Every copy also comes with our Jobs supplement containing 100s of jobs in one place and our glossy magazine is ideal for weekend reading. The TES Magazine tells the human stories behind the headlines. With in-depth features on life in and outside the classroom, plus tips on best practice, behaviour management and teaching resources, it makes a great weekend read. Published each Friday and available from newsagents.
www.tes.co.uk

Governors’ Agenda
This newsletter is written by David Sassoon who is an education consultant, clerk to school governing bodies and principal at Schools’ Support Services Ltd. To get in touch, please email david@governorsagenda.co.uk. Download the newsletter free at the website.
www.governorsagenda.co.uk

 

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