My School Governance Handbook: Keeping it simple, a step by step guide and checklist for all school governors

My School Governance Handbook: Keeping it simple, a step by step guide and checklist for all school governors

By Al Kingsley

Published 17 Oct 2022

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With nearly two decades of school governance experience across Infant, Primary, Secondary, All Through and Alternative Provision schools and academies, distilled into an easy-to-read format, Al Kingsley's My School Governance Handbook aims to make the complex world of school governance simple and accessible to all.

This handbook will take you step by step through the basics of school governance, what the role entails and what you need to know. It explains how schools and multi academy trusts are structured, the key areas of school life you need to understand, relevant questions to ask and finally, includes a handy dictionary to help you navigate your way through all those pesky education acronyms.

Including ideas and guidance from other experienced governors across the UK, 'My School Governance Handbook' is the perfect companion for any school governor or trustee.
Al Kingsley has spent the last 30 years in the Educational Technology space and almost 20 of those as a school trustee and governor.
He is Group CEO of NetSupport Ltd, an internationally acclaimed EdTech vendor, and has lived and worked in both the UK and US. He is Chair of Hampton Academies Trust and the Richard Barnes (AP) Academy, all in the East of England. He also chairs his region's Governor Leadership Group.
Alongside these roles, Al also sits on the DfE's Regional Schools Directorate Advisory Board for the East of England and is the Independent Chair of the County's SEND Board.
As a firm supporter of lifelong learning, he is also a regional Apprenticeship Ambassador and Chair of the Employment and Skills Board for his region's combined authority.
An active writer about all things Education, Al is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and sits on the advisory council for the Foundation for Education Development.
You can find out more about Al at or on Twitter at @AlKingsley_edu
  • Author Al Kingsley
  • ISBN 9781915261458
  • No. of Pages 300
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 17 Oct 2022