NCOGS: Online Participation - Guidance for School Governors
The way people communicate is starting to change, with use of the internet increasing throughout society. Easy to use tools such as social networking sites like Facebook make it a simple task to have conversations online and for people to share information, experiences and knowledge. Of course, most of us are very used to emailing, which continues to be a common form of communication for governors.
These present an incredible opportunity for school governors to communicate and collaborate more effectively – however it is one that comes with risks and governors must be aware of the implications of participating online in their official capacity.
This document published by National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS) sets out the considerations governors should bear in mind when using the web, to ensure risks are mitigated and opportunities achieved.