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Home / News and Insights / Press / Know your constitution

With numerous external factors affecting school operations, including potential change in government policy, as well as an increasing demand for environmentally and diversity conscious institutions, senior associate Kate Parkinson advises that governing bodies need to start looking inwards.

Writing for Independent School Management, Kate Parkinson writes,

‘Knowing your constitution is essential, not least because it contains key information about your charitable purposes (which you exist to do) and the powers the governors have to further those purposes. Not only that, but the constitution will also include obligations and procedures that must be adhered to, for example, to ensure valid decision-making (and which may or may not be included in published guidance or legislation). Even if you have a working knowledge of your constitution, when was it last reviewed to ensure that it is fit for purpose? Is it fit for a modern school facing new challenges?’

The full article can be read on the Independent School Management website.

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