Governors Virtual Office - Advantages

Governors Virtual Office helps improve access to key information for Governors. Simple process workflows help Governors fulfil their routine tasks more efficiently.

With better information and more time Governors can focus on their core value added role of providing strategic leadership for the school.

For Clerks

  • Reduced workload in scheduling meetings and preparing meeting packs.
  • Fewer requests for information from Governors since they can access it themselves online.
  • Less space taken up at home storing Governing Body papers.
  • Enhanced document security.
  • Simplified procedure when there is a change of Clerk.
  • Helps maintain all school policies up to date.

For Chairs

  • An excellent forum for keeping all Governors up to speed with what's happening between meetings.
  • An opportunity to remove some of the routine agenda items from meetings - allowing more focus on strategic issues.
  • Can improve the quality of debate through inclusion of a wider range of views.
  • Helps demonstrate process management to external inspectors.
  • Ready made induction pack for new Governors.
  • Can save time for Governors by taking detailed policy drafting out of meetings.
  • Simplified procedure when there is a change of Clerk or sub-committee chair.

For Head Teachers

  • An efficient way of keeping Governors up to speed with developments in the school.
  • Easy access to up-to-date policy documents.
  • Reduced printing, copying and postage costs related to preparation of meeting packs.
  • Improved security of documents.
  • Can help recruitment of governors since the school has demonstrably invested in tools to make Governors' work more effective.
  • Helps demonstrate process management to external inspectors.

For all Governors

  • All information is available to you whenever you want it.
  • A useful tool to help induction of new Governors.
  • Shorter, more effective meetings.
  • Can improve the quality of debate through inclusion of a wider range of views.
  • Less work for Governors in maintaining files and finding documents.
  • Less storage space taken in individual Governors' homes.
  • Easy visibility of upcoming meetings for all Governors.

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