Resources for Headteachers and Governors

On this page you’ll find a list of resources that we hope will support you in your role as school leaders.


Governor Recruitment Toolkit

Spring Governance Conference – Key Note Speaker, Emma Knights, National Governance Association – Presentation Slides

Headteacher and Chair of Governors Agreement

Suffolk Guide to Forming a Federation – coming soon

Recommended Reading for Headteachers

  • ‘Braveheads – How to lead a school without selling your soul’. Dave Harris, Jan 2013
  • ‘Dare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough conversations, Whole Hearts.’ – Brené Brown, 2018
  • ‘The 5 Temptations of a CEO’ – Patrick Lencion, 2008
  • ‘The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable’ – Patrick Lencion, 2002‘Leadership With a Moral Purpose: Turning Your School inside out’ – Will Ryan, 2008
  • ‘Getting Things Done’ – David Allen, 2015
  • ‘Wholesome Leadership: The Heart, Head, Hands & Health of School Leaders’ – Tom Rees, 2018
  • ‘Headstrong :11 Lessons of School Leadership’ – Dame Sally Coates, 2015
  • ‘Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders – Viv Grant, 2014
  • ‘A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers’ – Roy Blatchford, 2015
  • ‘Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking’ – Matthew Syed, 2019

Governor Headlines

Governor Headlines is a regular e-newsletter produced by Suffolk County Council’s Governor Services team to support you in your role as governors and keep you informed of the latest updates. If yourself or a fellow governor does not receive the newsletter directly please email [email protected].

Governor Headlines #51 – September 2022

Governor Headlines Live

Our Governor Headlines Live session for the summer term took place on the 12th May 2021 and we were pleased that so many of you could join us.

The session covered:
▪ governors’ participation in SEO Visits and the value of reading the rolling record to strengthen governor understanding of school improvement priorities
▪ Early Career Teachers
▪ a national SEND update from Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of nasen (the National Association for Special Educational Needs) and a National Leader of Governance.

If you were unable to attend Governor Headlines Live, a recording of the session is available here.