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Jacqueline Baxter

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326021

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.001.0001

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Governors Making Sense of Their Work

Governors Making Sense of Their Work

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(p.117) Six Governors Making Sense of Their Work
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School Governance
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Jacqueline Baxter

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.003.0007

Rapid policy-driven changes have presented challenges for allschools, but in areas of high socio-economic deprivation–traditionally difficult areas for governing bodies to operate–these challenges have been magnified. Some of the most recent research into issues faced by governors in these areas is documented in a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (see Dean et al, 2007). Although the report also emphasises that many of the problems encountered by schools resonate with all governing bodies, it makes the point that they are compounded by the difficulties of working in areas of high socio economic deprivation. This chapter draws on a case study of governors in two multi academy trusts in areas of deprivation. Using interview data it explores how governors working in these challenging areas make sense of their work and environment. It concludes that although conditions are undoubtedly very challenging, governors have a profound sense of community and the school’s role within it.

Keywords:   Deprivation, School governing, Multi-academy trusts, Community, Joseph Rowntree, Schools

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