An introduction to being a trustee for experienced governors webinar Download Flyer
Becoming a trustee after being a governor in a maintained school may seem like a simple next step in your governance career, but the role can be significantly different and requires a real mindset shift to be an effective trustee.

This webinar provides practical guidance for experienced governors who have become a trustee of a multi-academy trust. It is an ideal refresher for existing trustees on their role and key responsibilities.

The following will be explored:

  • The legal structures of academies
  • Overview of the key differences between maintained schools and academies
  • The three core strategic functions - what is different?
  • The importance of trust vision, ethos and strategy in making a difference
  • Understanding the key 'musts' of the Academies Financial Handbook
  • How to get delegation right - the importance of organisation, communication and information management
  • Understanding responsibilities for risk management and scrutiny
Who should attend?
New trustees or existing trustees who want a refresher.

Rosemary Lovatt is the NLG Advocate for East of England and NE London. She is an experienced chair and governance tutor who runs the Governance Leadership Programme across England.

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’

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 (subject to social distancing guidance).

About NLGs
National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) are experienced chairs of governing boards. All NLGs have been through a rigorous designation process from the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), a part of the Department for Education (DfE), to demonstrate that we 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. All NLGs are trained to support governors through mentoring and coaching and provide governance services which are quality assured.

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 TSA Administrator.  Email:  Tel: 01277 314420. 


Delegate Price £85.00
TSA Member Price £77.00
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