Governance in international schools
Of governing bodies make decisions from a stated set of policies.
Of governing bodies assume long-term financial responsibility.
Of the schools have a governance tenure policy of over five years.
Of respondents said that board members are self-perpetuating i.e. the board votes for replacement board members.
ISC Research collaborated with the Principals Training Center to produce this first research published in 2019 into governance practices within international schools.
403 international schools contributed to the survey which researched legal status, composition, areas of governance responsibility, meeting and decision-making practices, and more. The report identifies a number of correlations related to legal status, composition and decision-making.
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- Correlations with regard to legal status
- Who may serve as a member of school governance and how each individual achieves membership is of interest among school leaders and parent communities
- How the tenure of governance members can be the difference between a school significantly achieving its mission or just maintaining it
- Responsibilities of the governing body
- How governing bodies are composed and that those that are involved in making policy decisions and amending by-laws are seen as a significant factor in direction-setting for the school
Included in this report:
- Executive summary
- Research process and participants
- About ISC Research and PTC