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1006 Governance Policy Review 15 June 2010

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Chicky RudkinMary DavisKaz ChamberlainalfAngelineTracy

Introduction

The Governance Policy emphasises strategic leadership rather than administrative detail, makes a clear distinction between governance and staff roles, concentrates on the future rather than the past or present and is pro-active rather than reactive.
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All elected, appointed and co-opted trustees, whether they are parent, staff or student representatives, come to the board entrusted to ensure effective governance despite the different perspectives they bring to board discussions.
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Individuals are neither advocates nor delegates with sectional interests but work for positive outcomes for all concerned.
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Comment: Introduction Section
Don't really understand the third question.please explain abit more to the third part thanks

Board Roles and Responsibilities

The Board's key areas of contribution are to:
Set, and as needed, modify, the Vision, Values and Mission
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Ensure that there is a sensible and feasible Strategic Plan
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Approve and monitor the Annual Plan
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Monitor and evaluate student learning outcomes
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Develop and review the Governance Policy and the Board Operations Policy
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Appoint, assess the performance of and nurture the principal
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Act as good employers
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Provide financial stewardship
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Approve major policies and programme initiatives
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Build a broad base of community support
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Exercise governance in a way that fulfils the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi by valuing and reflecting New Zealand’s dual cultural heritage
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Comment: Boards Roles and Responsibilities
What is financial stewardship?just a few things i need clarified thanks Not being a staff member or a Teacher, I feel i am not in a position to comment.

Trustees' Code of Ethics

The board is committed to ethical conduct in all areas of its responsibilities and authority. Trustees shall:
Ensure the needs of all students and their achievement is paramount
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Be loyal to the organisation and its mission
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Respect the integrity of the principal and staff
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Observe the confidentiality of non-public information acquired in their roles as trustees and not disclose to any other persons such information that might be harmful to the school
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Be diligent and attend board meetings prepared for full and appropriate participation
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Ensure that individual trustees do not act independently of the board’s decisions
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Speak with one voice through the board’s adopted policies and ensure that any disagreements with the board’s stance are resolved within the board
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Avoid any conflicts of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibility
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Recognise the lack of authority in any individual trustee or subgroup of the board in any interaction with the principal or staff
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Recognise that only the chairperson can speak for the board
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Continually self-monitor their individual performance as trustees against the Governance Policy and participate in the annual Board Review
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Comment: Trustees' Code of Ethics
What is fiduciary responsibility?not to sure of this

Chairperson’s Role

The chairperson is the leader of the board and carries overall responsibility for the integrity of the board’s processes. The role involves the following responsibilities:
Spokesperson for the board on strategic leadership matters
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Establish and maintain an ongoing working relationship with the principal
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Build an effective team
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Ensure that the principal’s Performance Agreement and Appraisal are completed on an annual basis
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Protected Disclosure Officer
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Receive correspondence addressed to the board and direct all correspondence that does not relate to the board’s strategic leadership role to the principal
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Chair meetings
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Ensure that meeting discussion content is only concerned with issues that relate to the board’s strategic leadership role
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Ensure that deliberation is fair, orderly, thorough, limited to time and kept to the point
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Comment: Chairperson's Role
Need to set up either meeting time for Principal/Chair or email regularly to keep informed as required Have contacted previous appraisers Don Edmonds, Mac Stevenson for 2010 year, neither available, other appraisers contacted costs exceed total pd budget.Chairperson meets with principal once a week to discuss board stuff.What is a protected disclosure officer?