Governance Policy

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NAG 1 to 6 New Zealand Schools OER Portal/Governance

March 2012


  • The Board of Trustees emphasises strategic leadership rather than administrative detail and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements
  • The Board of Trustees focus is first and foremost ‘enhancing student development’.
  • The Board of Trustees is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders. Stakeholders include students, parents, staff, community, local and national government.


The Board of Trustees key areas of contribution are

  • Representation
  • Leadership
  • Accountability

Board members roles and responsibilities are to

  • Set the strategic directions and long-term plans and monitor the board’s progress against them.
  • Make decisions that protect the special character of the school.
  • Monitor the financial management of the school and approve the budget.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Effectively manage risk.
  • Ensure that the board is compliant with its legal requirements.
  • Attend board meetings and take an effective role as a trustee.
  • Approve major policies and programme initiatives.
  • Fulfil the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi by valuing and reflecting New Zealand’s cultural heritage.
  • Approve and monitor personnel policy and procedure. Act as good employers
  • Appoint, assess the performance of and support the Principal.
  • Deal with disputes and conflicts referred to the Board.
  • Represent the school in a positive and appropriate manner.
  • Oversee the use of our resource base for the present school population without comprising the asset base for future generations.
  • Hand over governance to new board/trustees at election time

Review schedule: Triennially

Reviewed April 2012

Related Policies and Procedures related to NAG 2 (Planning, Assessment and Self Review Policy)


  • Governence Policy


  • Management Unit


  • --NathanP 06:38, 3 April 2012 (UTC)