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Taking the Chair - Leading the Governing Board and its Committees Pts 1 & 2 (Tuesdays 22 AND 29 January 2019)

For chairs, vice-chairs, committee chairs and any governor considering taking up a chairing role.

Outline

A course in two parts - Tuesdays 22 AND 29 January 2019 - built around discussion.

  • The Chair leads the Board, ensuring that it is active and fulfils its functions well.
  • The role of the Chair is complex, demanding and multifaceted.
  • The National Governance Association has said that “as well leader of the Board, the Chair is at times a confidant, a critical friend, a cheerleader, an ambassador, an arbitrator and possibly a mentor and coach.”

We will consider all these aspects of the Chair’s role during the course.

You are invited to raise any issues that you would like to discuss during the course in advance of the first meeting on 22 January so that these can be built into the course. Please send a note about any issue for inclusion in the course to governor@lambeth.gov.uk.

Description

In addition to any issues raised in advance, we will consider:

  • Setting the tone – how to effectively agree and articulate the culture, values and ethos of the school, embed these in the work of the Board and the school, and monitor the impact on outcomes for pupils and the school’s reputation.
  • How to ensure that the work of the Board is focused on setting a clear strategic direction and holding the Headteacher/senior leaders to account for educational standards and financial performance.
  • How to establish a relationship that with the Headteacher/senior leaders that is both challenging and supportive.
  • How and when to approach difficult conversations with board members, the whole board and the Headteacher/senior leaders.
  • How to use the DfE's Competency Framework for Governance to develop the team, as well as individual Board members, and review the impact of the Board.

Programme

Day 1: 22/01/2019 | 18:30 - 20:30

Title: Taking the Chair Pt 1 (Tues 22 Jan)
Venue: 6th Floor Training Room Brixton Recreation Centre 27 Brixton Station Road London SW9 8QQ Telephone no: 020 7095 5100
Trainer: Pat Petch, Consultant

Day 2: 29/01/2019 | 18:30 - 20:30

Title: Taking the Chair Pt 2 (Tues 29 Jan)
Venue: 6th Floor Training Room Brixton Recreation Centre 27 Brixton Station Road London SW9 8QQ Telephone no: 020 7095 5100
Trainer: Pat Petch, Consultant

Outcomes

This course will provide you with an opportunity to discuss how chairs can operate most effectively in their role in some of the most challenging situations that you may face.

The course will also provide an opportunity for chairs to network and learn from the experience of others.

Booking Information

To book a place, please contact your School Business Manager.

Audience

This course is for current chairs and vice chairs of governing boards, chairs of committees and any governor who is considering taking up a chairing role.

22 Jan 2019 18:30 - 20:30

Closing date: 22/01/2019
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Day 1: 22 Jan 2019 18:30 - 20:30
Taking the Chair Pt 1 (Tues 22 Jan)
6th Floor Training Room Brixton Recreation Centre 27 Brixton Station Road London SW9 8QQ Telephone no: 020 7095 5100
Trainer: Pat Petch
Day 2: 29 Jan 2019 18:30 - 20:30
Taking the Chair Pt 2 (Tues 29 Jan)
6th Floor Training Room Brixton Recreation Centre 27 Brixton Station Road London SW9 8QQ Telephone no: 020 7095 5100
Trainer: Pat Petch