The Essentials of School Governance - An INDUCTION or REFRESHER for Governors/Trustees WEBINAR Download Flyer

Most people become school governors or trustees because they want to make a difference, but without the right training these good intentions can be wasted by focussing on the wrong things or lacking in confidence and understanding of the role.   

Join this WEBINAR over two evenings and leave
confident in your understanding of the governance role and how you can be effective and have impact quickly.

Delegates will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the school system and the national curriculum
  • The purpose and three core functions of governance
  • Recent changes, hot topics and latest guidance
  • What you should know about your school to be effective
  • How to work smart and make data work for you
  • How to be strategic
  • How to monitor and hold the school to account
  • How to participate effectively in meetings
  • How to oversee finances and ensure value for money
  • Understanding the statutory compliance and safeguarding duties of boards
  • How to use the latest Ofsted Inspection Framework to establish KPIs for your school 
  • How to ensure you are having an impact as a governor or trustee
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, including our monitoring plan and monitoring template, checklists for monitoring the curriculum and examples stakeholder survey questions.  

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 - Rosemary is an NLG and led National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) across the East of England and NE London for many years. She is currently Vice Chair of a multi academy trust. She is an experienced governance tutor, chair and trustee who has supported boards across England and has trained thousands of governors and trustees.

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.

About NLGs
National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) are experienced chairs of governing boards. All NLGs have been through a rigorous designation process to demonstrate they have the skills, experience and attributes to be a National Leader of Governance. All NLGs are either actively chairing standalone schools or academies, local governing boards or multi academy trust (MAT) trust boards or have done so within the last five years.

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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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 


Dates 15, 29 June 2023
Time 18:30 to 20:30
Delegate Price £160.00
TSA Member Price £144.00
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