Understanding the work of the board
Ko te mārama ki ngā mahi a te poari
As a board, your work spans seven critical areas, representing the areas you’ll spend most of your time and energy focused on. Don’t forget NZSTA is here to help if you need it at any time.
What you need to know about the work of the board
Your board may decide that to help it carry out its work efficiently, a committee is required. For example, many boards have personel and student behaviour management committees. These committees would be permanent or 'standing committees'.
Your board might also need to form a committee to work on a particular issue, such as, a building project.
When setting up a committee, the board's resolution should specify who is on the committee and what it is empowered to do. You can find more information on the delegations and trustee eligibility page.
How to work efficiently as a board
To work efficiently and effectively, every board needs to put in place the policies and processes it needs to carry out each area of work. Your policies should act as your board’s guiding principles, its statements of intent and the rules and boundaries that provide direction for the board and principal to work within. Need to know more? Check out NZSTA's professional development modules on governance essentials and the board’s policy framework.
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