Working well as a board
Ko te mahi tahi hei poari
Engagement with your school community over the board’s key work areas and school performance is one way your board can express accountability for your decisions and the school’s progress. It’s also a good way to gel with your community and keep the communication flowing.
What you need to know about engagement
It’s up to you how often and how much you want to share with your community. If you have involved the community in the self-review process, you’ll obviously want to report back to them with the results of what you found and your proposed next steps.
How to engage effectively when there are issues
Communicating with the community can be tricky when you’re facing challenges as a board or when there are issues of privacy involved. When that is the case, it’s a good idea to meet first to plan things out. A simple communications plan can help you clarify what the issues are, what you want to say about them, to whom, when and through what channels.