We’re Going on a Governance Hunt

Yes, really. Just because it’s raining is not a good enough reason to not go outside. Here The Elbow takes a sideways look at a popular children’s book…

Have you got your wellies on because here we go…
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Uh-oh! Rules!
Lots of regulations. We can’t go over them. We can’t ignore them. We’ll have to comply with them.
Swishy swashy!
Piffley whiffley!
Hocus pocus!
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Uh oh! Ofsted!
A deep divey feeling. We can’t ignore them. We can’t lie to them. We’ll have to be prepared.
Gulpy wulpy!
Wavy gravy!
Flakey shakey!
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Uh! Oh! Finance!
We can’t save more. We can’t save less. We can’t hide the spare change under the stairs.
Wibbly wobbly!
Audity lordity!
Holes in my pockets!
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Uh! Oh! An FGB.
We can’t avoid them. We have to prepare for them. We need to review them.
Minutey moments!
Sarky clerky!
Wafty drafty!
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Uh! Oh! A policy change.
Have we adopted it? Did we read it first? Is it on the website?
Checky wecky!
Mind the gap!
Out of datey!
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Uh! Oh! Pupils!
We can’t avoid them. We can’t be alone with them. We have to listen to them.
Clever cloggy!
Honesty modesty!
Listening ears!
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Tip toe, tippy tappy…what’s that?
A shiny wet nose? Phew! It’s only the school dog.
Tip toe, tippy tappy …what’s that?
Quick. Run. Back from whence you came.
Back through the minutes, back over the audits, back behind the deep dives and back to the meeting.
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.

So, did we find The Why girls and boys?

Can we tell Ofsted ‘it’s behind you’?

Can we be that brave?

When we find The Why we’ll know you know.
We’re going on a governance hunt. We’re going to find The Why.
It’s a lovely day and we’re not scared.
Much!