Who governs our schools - RSA

Who governs our schools? Trends, tensions and opportunities


  • Education and learning

Drawing on an eighteen month scoping study, this new report highlights the challenges and opportunities facing school governors and governing boards in a rapidly changing educational environment.

In particular, it explores how the governance landscape is changing with the rise of academies, multi-academy trusts, federations, regional schools commissioners and a plethora of new 'middle tier' bodies.

These changes have implications that impact way beyond the governing board itself, and promise to reframe headship and the relationship of schools with their communities in the process.

Download the report: Who governs schools? (PDF, 1.2MB)


Picture of Tony Breslin FRSA
Tony Breslin FRSA