Stage 3: Thematic analysis
Confidential individual interviews are conducted with all members of the board including the Principal and the Business Manager (assuming this role acts as the company secretary for the board). Interviews gather qualitative data about key areas of board performance and enable directors to reflect and pose questions about the effectiveness and dynamics of board processes. Interviews provide important insights into the functioning of the board. A Stage 3 thematic analysis results in a report to the Chair setting out the key findings of the review with an accompanying set of recommendations for the board to consider.
It is desirable that school boards undertaking the Stage 2 and/or Stage 3 review also complete the Stage 1 School Board Survey which provides important data to inform the later stages of the review.
School board reviews are facilitated by Dr. Chris Duncan, Head of Governance and School Reviews. Costs for a Stage 2 or Stage 3 reviews are based on the daily consulting rate for AISNSW member schools. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Chris Duncan.