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The Governance Handbook states:

The chair, with support from the vice chair, is responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the board and has a vital role in setting the highest of expectations for professional standards of governance.


This comprehensive chair's programme supports chairs and aspiring chairs of governors understand their role, giving them knowledge and tools to lead the governance team effectively. The programme covers:

Session 1

  • The purpose of governance and the core functions
  • The responsibilities of the chair
  • Building effective relationships 
  • The ingredients of an effective team
  • The importance of expectations and accountability
  • Recruitment, retention and development of the team
  • Understanding and planning the governance teams work
Session 2
  • Understanding the ingredients for school improvement
  • Leading the strategic direction of your school
  • Leading monitoring 
  • Getting the right information to be effective
  • How to hold to account
  • Leading effective meetings

Session 3
  • Understanding your role in resource management and school effectiveness
  • Your responsibilities as an employer
  • Oversight, scrutiny and monitoring of school finances
  • How to manager risks
  • Ensuring statutory compliance 
  • Reflecting on your impact
  • Building effective relationships as chair

Who should attend?
Anyone leading a governance team, whether in a standalone school, Multi Academy Trust,  or local governing board should attend this training, including the Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of Governors and any aspiring chairs.

Rosemary Lovatt – An experienced National Leader of Governance and NLG Advocate for East of England and NE London. An experienced chair and governance tutor who runs the DfE Governance Leadership Programme across England.

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. See our website for more details:

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.

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’

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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 CLICK HERE for further information.


Delegate Price £195.00
TSA Member Price £176.00
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