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Strengthen Your School Governance with AISA

AISA Code of Governance FINAL 05Oct2017AISA member schools are varied in their governance structures, but they face many of the same challenges. Frequent transitions of senior leadership roles, including board members, new members of the board with limited governance experience, few support mechanisms, school infrastructure challenges and operating environments that are unstable or hindered by weak government institutions, to name just a few. These challenges risk the school operating effectively and achieving its goals for student learning.

Understanding that strong governance is an essential part of school effectiveness, AISA is committed to providing school support and guidance in this vital area.

For more information on how AISA can support your school governance efforts, contact AISA Executive Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AISA Governance Resources

AISA’s Code of Governance addresses the basics, such as roles and responsibilities and fulfilling fiduciary requirements of school boards. The AISA Code of Governance includes guidance on:

  1. Clear Roles & Responsibilities
  2. Fiduciary Responsibilities
  3. Effective Governance
  4. Boards as Strategists and Visionaries
  5. Sustaining the Head of School
  6. Conducting the Business of the Board
  7. Board Oversight of School Success

Download the AISA Code of Governance here.

BoardSource Resources

As part of AISA's Governance Programme we seek to provide our member schools with access to a wide variety of governance policy exemplars, templates and resource documents including the excellent resource provided by BoardSource.

Some of these resource documents are licensed and therefore ONLY accessible to the Head of our AISA member schools. If you are Head of an AISA member school, contact the Executive Director for details on how to access this service: director@aisa.or.ke


AISA Governance Learning Events

Throughout every school year, AISA provides a number of learning opportunities for school leaders and Boards to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of school governance.

AISA Leadership Conference 2018

ALC2018 includes a number of institutes that are designed to strengthen school governance, these include:

  • Grading and Reporting Student Learning: Understanding the Perspectives of Parents and Families
  • Leading a Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Review Cycle
  • Leading Organizational Transformation
  • Implementing a Child Protection Programme: Develop a Model for your School
  • Managing Allegations and Investigating Abuse: A process to guide inquiries and engage external experts