Governance Guide

CAIS values the constant and deliberate quest for excellence, and we recognize the vital leadership role that governors play, in partnership with Heads, in the success of our schools. We want all of our schools to have strong Heads who focus on supporting the students of the present, but we also want strong Boards that focus on supporting the students of the future.

We surveyed our members and we spent a year figuring out what makes for effective governance in independent schools. Our updated Governance Guidelines include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.