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The Governance Handbook states that:

"the purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance".

The three core functions of governance, clarify this, the first of which is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Many governing boards lack the confidence or in-depth understanding of their role to fulfill this aspect of their responsibilities.  This course provides guidance on how to ensure you have a clear vision for the future of your school / trust which is captured in a three-year strategy and annual improvement plan and an ethos that is clear to staff, parents and pupils.

What you will learn

  • The boards strategic responsibilities
  • Why a strong ethos is so important in every educational establishment
  • The importance of leadership style and involving stakeholders
  • What does a good school/trust vision look like?
  • How to develop a vision and three-year strategy 
  • Pulling it all together into a school improvement process
Who should attend?
All governors, trustees and school leaders.

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.

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).

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. 

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 21 September 2023
Time 18:30 to 20:00
Delegate Price £65.00
TSA Member Price £60.00
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