The Role Of Senior High School Board Of Governance
Granting schools more autonomy over policies and practices or the use of financial resources
gives them more opportunities to adapt to their specific needs and local context. However, its benefits depend onthe capacity of schools to plan effectively and manage their own development, as well as on how accountablethey are to parents, local communities and education authorities. Systems of accountability operate to various degrees in all school systems to check that the devolution of decision making from national to regional/local authorities and schools themselves are operating efficiently and effectively.
The membership of the school governing board in Ghana may vary in number from one
locality to the other. The numbers range from a minimum of seven to maximum of eleven
The board is made up of representatives from
School head, School assistant head, Teaching staff, Non-teaching staff, Traditional authority, Director of Education, Old student, Parent-Teacher Association Chair, Opinion Leader.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES OF SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD
The school governing body has vested powers to ensure effective and efficient governance of
the school. As such the job of the governing body is to promote the best interest of the school to ensure that the learners at the school receive the best education.
Functions of the School Governing Board
i. promote the best interest of the school and strive to ensure its development through the provision of quality education for all learners at the school.
ii. Adopt a constitution
iii. develop the mission statement of the school
iv. adopt a code of conduct for learners at the school
v. support the principal, educators and other staff of the school in the performance of their professional functions
vi. determine times of the school day consistent with any applicable conditions of employment of staff at the school.
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