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Governance for maintained school leaders: working with your governing body - Autumn 2024

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This new session will help headteachers and other maintained school leaders to build their understanding of how to work effectively with their governing body. 

At a glance

This 90-minute online session will cover: 

  • Acknowledging the power of good governance   
  • Recognising the challenges and opportunities for maintained school governance   
  • Building and maintaining a successful relationship with your governing board and chair   
  • Working together to develop the strategy  
  • Efficient and effective reporting for you and your board 
  • Making the most of meetings  

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Who is this suitable for?

  • New and experienced headteachers 
  • Other maintained school leaders

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What are the benefits?

This session will help school leaders to make the most of the support and challenge available from their governors to achieve good governance, strong outcomes for pupils, a sustainable school organisation and a positive school culture.

You will explore key themes, common challenges and realistic expectations to define how you can contribute to and benefit from good governance practice.

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How will you learn?

  • For the convenience of busy school leaders, this 90-minute standalone session focuses on the essentials and is delivered online at the end of the school day
  • It will be facilitated by a quality-assured NGA consultant with relevant governance experience of school leadership and expertise in maintained school governance
  • The session will be interactive with a mixture of participant activities and facilitator-led explanation and discussion
  • It will be supported with session materials including a resource toolkit to help with next steps
  • The session will also identify opportunities for further professional development through other NGA training and services
  • "A good source of reliable and trustworthy advice and resources."


    Claire Barker

    Head of School

    Highcliffe St Mark Primary Schoo

    Member price

    £ 60

    Members' discount applies. If you are booking with the members' discount, please have your trust's postcode ready for filling the booking form.

    Non-member price

    £ 125

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