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  • Governing board: strategic tasks What strategic tasks should governors perform? We refer to advice on core strategic tasks and explain the headteacher's role in the operational day-to-day management of the school, as well as the need for strategic documents. We also look at information about governors from schools.
  • Governors' role in monitoring academic performance How can governors monitor academic performance? We relay advice from 2 of our associate education experts on governors’ role in monitoring academic performance, and how classroom visits, book monitoring and receiving information about teachers' performance can help them fulfil this duty.
  • Schemes of delegation: maintained schools Are there any schemes of delegation for maintained schools? This article looks at schemes of delegation from community schools and a community and foundation school federation. It also links to examples of schemes of delegation of financial powers.