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It is important that every governing board reviews its performance as a whole and NGA recommend that this exercise is carried out internally annually. Governing boards may also wish for an external perspective on their performance, or an external review may be recommended by Ofsted.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 237 4600 for more information.
For a complete list of the professional development sessions NGA offers for governors and trustees click here.
This two hour session focuses on how the new DfE Competency Framework for Governance, recruitment procedures and the management of the board can help ensure that your organisation gets the right people around the governing board table.
This two hour session is designed as an overview and can be delivered to governors of maintained schools, or trustees of single academy trusts or multi academy trusts.
This two hour session examines how to promote good relationships so that meetings are properly effective.
This two hour session focuses on the strategic board and introduces the Framework for Governance.
This session looks at the options for governing groups of schools from federation to forming or joining a MAT.
This session looks at the issues governors and trustees should be aware of when considering forming or joining a MAT.
This two hour session introduces the concept of risk, risk management techniques and some of the risks school organisations should be considering.
This two hour session covers the basic principles of performance management and how the governing board should lead and manage the process.
This two hour session focuses on the governor and trustee role in ensuring that their organisations are safe places for pupils.
This two hour session looks at the issues that governors and trustees must be aware of when recruiting staff for their organisation.
This two hour session will raise governors’ and trustees' awareness of the data sources, the extent to which they can be analysed, and other means by which governors and trustees can get to know their school.
This two hour session covers the key data sources and also covers how pupil progress and attainment is measured in your organisation.
This two hour session looks at the governor and trustee role in ensuring that the pupil premium is used effectively.
This two hour session covers both the requirement to comply with guidance and the practicalities of holding the school to account for the performance of pupils with SEND.
This two hour session will develop governors’ and trustees’ understanding of why visits matter, their purpose, and the framework that needs to be established to enable effective visiting to take place.
This two hour session covers the principles of panel work and the practicalities of setting up a panel for hearing complaints, reviewing exclusions or disciplinary hearings.
This two hour session on the approach governors and trustees should take when questioning and challenging and when, and how, to conduct a courageous conversation.
This two hour session will raise governors' and trustees' awareness of their responsibilities for financial oversight, ensuring value for money and making an impact.
This session introduces the Ofsted framework, explains how the inspection process works and outlines what governors and trustees will need to know.
call: 0121 237 4600