New Governor Certification: Induction programme - how to be an effective governor or trustee Download Flyer

Our certified induction programme for new governors and trustees covering the essentials of governance and what is involved in being a governor or trustee.  The programme runs over six weeks and consists of three x 2-hour webinars. Participants take a short test at the end to gain their certificate of governance.

What you will learn

The programme will cover a wide range of topics including:
  • Understanding governance structures and the role of governors/trustees
  • An introduction to being strategic
  • How to prepare and participate effectively in meetings
  • Planning, completing and reporting your monitoring
  • Understanding the curriculum and monitoring education
  • Understanding safeguarding, prevent and pupil wellbeing
  • An introduction to special educational needs (SEN)
  • An introduction to vulnerable pupils – Pupil Premium, looked after children and young carers
  • Understanding the financial responsibilities of a board
  • An introduction to the employee responsibilities of the board
All delegates will receive an electronic copy of the presentation and supporting materials and resources to help them be more impactful in their governance role plus a certificate on successful completion. 

Who should attend?
Governors and trustees of all phases.  This is a highly effective new governor INDUCTION, or a REFRESHER for the experienced governor.

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.

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. All our training is provided by National Leaders of Governance who are experienced governance trainers. Our training can be provided as webinars, bespoke sessions for your board or group of schools or face to face sessions.

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’

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. 

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Venue Trainer led via Zoom
Dates 15, 28 November, 13 December 2023
Time 18:30 to 20:30
Delegate Price £235.00
TSA Member Price £212.00
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