Chairs of Governance Leadership Programme Download Flyer

Are you an existing, new or aspiring chair, who wants to know if you could improve your leadership of the board?

Our certified professional leadership development programme gives you the support of an experienced chair for three terms. The programme will ensure your thinking about governance is up to date and you know what is expected of a chair of the board in 2023/24.

Chairs or prospective chairs will be taught best practices from a National Leader of Governance (NLG) and shown how to lead a governing board though an academic year.  We will be there by your side over three terms with a free advice line available to all participants.

Topics covered over five webinars include:

  • Building a high performing governance team
  • Leading strategic thinking for your school or trust
  • How to be risk aware and manage risks
  • Working smart and planning your year
  • Communication and developing relationships
  • Chairing effective meetings
  • Leading financial oversight and benchmarking
  • Staffing matters
  • Handling complaints and exclusions
  • Ensuring statutory compliance
  • Listening to stakeholders, (i.e. parents, staff and pupils).

The programme includes:

  • A facilitated self-review of your board
  • Chair’s skills audit
  • Five x 2-hour webinars over three terms
  • Access to a Free advice line
  • Resource Pack of useful checklists, calendars etc
  • Access to Mentoring (optional, at an additional cost)

Rosemary Lovatt is a highly experience governance consultant who ran the DfE governance leadership programme across the country for three years and within Essex for a further three years. she has extensive experience of undertaking governance reviews and designing, developing and delivering training for governors and trustees. Rosemary's background is in the corporate sector where she gained 20 years experience as a senior global leader. she has a BA(Hons) in Accountancy and Business Studies.
Rosemary has chaired boards in a large secondary academy, a maintained primary school, a primary school within a multi academy trust (MAT) and a large junior school within a diocesan MAT, as well as being a trustee in four different MATs. Rosemary was designated a National Leader of Governance and is currently vice chair of a growing MAT and has recently joined the local governing board of a special school in Essex. Rosemary is also an NGA consultant.

Logistics and Booking 
Please complete your online booking by selecting the 'BOOK' link next to the date wish to attend from the grid below and using the 'BOOK' link.  If the 'BOOK' link is not visible, please let us know you are interested in the next available date by selecting the 'ENQUIRE' button below.
If you have any difficulties, please contact Melanie Jones, Billericay Teaching Alliance Administrator.  Email:  Tel: 01277 314420

About our training
As experienced Chairs of Governors we strongly believe in providing training that gives you the knowledge, tools and examples to be effective governors. Our aim is to give you the confidence and tools to improve your governance as quickly and effectively as possible.

What people say about our training

‘The best governor training I have ever attended’

‘Inspiring! Thank you! I now feel confident to be a more strategic governor’

‘At last, training that provides the tools, examples and checklists to help us do the job’

Becoming a Member of the Billericay Teaching Alliance 
For further information on the benefits of being a member please visit

Other Governance Training
We provide a range of Governance training for your school, (full packages, bespoke sessions or pay as you go public courses).  Please visit


Venue Trainer led via Zoom
Dates 31 October, 27 November 2023, 30 January, 19 March, 16 May 2024
Time 18:30 to 20:30
Delegate Price £395.00
TSA Member Price £360.00
Follow @Billericay_TA on Twitter! Follow @BillericayTA on LinkedIn!