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.
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
Governors are able to work strategically and hold school leaders to account
Tutor: Neil Hope-Collins Cost: £80 (twilight charge) free if they have bought the 19/20 GLAD