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Governing board roles

The governance role in managing risk

Training & development

At a glance

Risk management is a requirement for academy trusts, but governing boards of all school organisations must understand risk and ensure that the right systems are in place and working properly. This practical session will build a clear understanding of what effective risk management involves and how to fulfil the board’s role in achieving it.  


The concept of risk and its management
Regulatory requirements
The governing board’s role
The types of risk relevant to schools and trusts
Identifying and quantifying risk
Barriers and challenges to managing risk
Fully bespoke

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

2 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:

  • Governors
  • Trustees
  • Academy committee members (local governing body)
  • The senior leadership team
  • The business manager or finance director of the school or trust

We would also recommend the attendance of:

  • The governance professional

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What are the benefits?

Participants will gain:

  • a greater understanding of what risk management is and how to approach risk management in their own school organisation so that it becomes a routine and secure aspect of governance
  • an awareness of how to work with the executive team to ensure that a suitable risk register is in place and regularly reviewed and that risks are managed and mitigated effectively

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How will you learn?

  • This two-hour session can be delivered via face-to-face or online workshop
  • It will be facilitated by a quality-assured NGA consultant with relevant governance and training expertise
  • It 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 and suggested activities to help with next steps
  • ‘The tutor pitched the terminology and content just right for those who were completing the training.’

  • ‘Over the past 20-plus years in Internal Audit I have attended many sessions on risk and the risk management process. This was by far one of the best.’

  • ‘The tutor included the right type of engagement early on and then used breakout rooms effectively – not too long and not too short, with really good discussion leads.’


    Christine Stretesky

    Education Partnership North East

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    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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