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Role of the Chair Module 3 - Strategic Role Ensuring Accountability

Outline

Attendance on this course will enable you to develop an understanding of the role of the chair in leading and managing the work of the governing body and increase your confidence in carrying out the role.

Description

Aimed at chairs, vice chairs, committee chairs and prospective chairs, the session focuses on the role of the chair in ensuring the governing body fulfils its roles in taking the strategic lead and holding the school to account including consideration of:

The role of lead governors in ensuring the governing body understands what it means to work strategically, and what this means in practice
The role of lead governors in ensuring that the governing body receives the information it needs to hold school leaders to account
The role of lead governors in leading effective support and challenge

DfE governor competencies covered:

1a Setting Direction
the strategic priorities (and where appropriate, charitable objects) for their organisation
tools and techniques for strategic planning
the difference between strategic and operational decisions
1b Culture, Values and Ethos
the ethos of the organisation and, where appropriate, that of the foundation trust including in relation to any religious character
2a Educational Improvement
the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum
the rationale for the chosen curriculum and how this both promotes the ethos of the organisation and meets the needs of the pupils/students
the relevant national standards for the phase and type of education and how these are used for accountability and bench marking
4a Roles and Responsibilities
the strategic nature of the board’s role and how this differs from the role of executive leaders and what is expected of each other

Outcomes

Governors are able to work strategically and hold school leaders to account

Booking Information

Tutor: Neil Hope-Collins
Cost: £80 (twilight charge) free if they have bought the 19/20 GLAD

27 Feb 2020 18:00 - 20:30

Closing date: 20/02/2020
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Date and Time

27 Feb 2020 18:00 - 20:30

Venue

Hudawi Centre (TR / Training Room), Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6BG

Trainer

Neil Hope-Collins
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