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An introduction to governance: MAT academy committee members

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At a glance

For those new to MAT local governance or local governors seeking a refresher, this short programme provides the essentials to help participants make an effective contribution from their first meeting.

It includes follow-on activities and signposting to allow participants to build their understanding of their specific roles and responsibilities, how good governance works at school level in their particular MAT, and how to make more confident contributions as they get their feet under the governance table.

This focused four-hour programme, split into four modules, will cover:

Introduction and governance principles
How governance is structured in your MAT
Roles and responsibilities of your local academy committee (local governing body)
Being strategic
Holding to account
Financial oversight
Fully bespoke

This session can be tailored to the circumstances of your school or trust.

4 hour session

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Who is this suitable for?

The session is suitable for the following and will be contextualised for each setting:

  • New academy committee members (local governing body)
  • Academy committee members (local governing body) looking for a refresher
  • Senior leaders who will be taking on a governance role or who wish to learn more about local governance in their MAT
  • Governance professionals looking to develop a better understanding of how local governance should work in their MAT

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What are the benefits?

This is an opportunity to work with a governance expert and fellow local governors to:

  • understand the core functions of governance in their MAT
  • understand how governance is arranged within their own MAT
  • appreciate the role and responsibilities of their own local academy committee (local governing body)
  • develop a solid grounding in the purpose, practice and challenges of good governance
  • access and navigate key regulatory and guidance resources
  • plan sensible next steps towards becoming a more confident and effective local governorĀ 

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How will you learn?

  • This programme is made up of four modules which can be delivered as a half-day session or as two two-hour sessions
  • It canĀ be delivered via face-to-face or online workshops
  • It involves a few pre-work tasks to make the most of the session time
  • It will be facilitated by a quality-assured NGA consultant with relevant governance and training expertise
  • Each session will be interactive with a mixture of participant activities and facilitator-led explanation and discussion
  • The programme will be supported with session materials including a resource toolkit and suggested activities to help with next steps

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If you would like to book the session or find out more then make an enquiry.

This training is designed for a group of participants at a school, trust or other organisation.

It is also suitable for a group of schools to share.

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