The DfE Governors’ Handbook, revised January 2015, states that governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions: a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our induction programme focuses on these areas so that governors will be confident to carry out their main roles and responsibilities effectively. This programme is also useful for new clerks so they are able to advise their governing bodies on effective governance. We recommend that governors carry out a school induction first and attend at least one full governing body meeting. This helps put the contents of this programme into some context
Understand how governing bodies are formed and why, Know who the key partners are and how to build good relationships Understand how decisions are made, Know the characteristics of effective governing bodies Know the difference between the role of the headteacher and GB, Be able to carry out your strategic role by using your School Improvement Plan effectively Understand different ways governors can monitor and evaluate, Explain the role of the critical friend Understand how schools are funded and governors’ budgetary responsibilities
Please note: Refreshments are provided, but lunch is not. You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch. Alternatively there are plenty local places to eat nearby.
firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that you will no longer see a message on training confirmations about cancellation charges. For courses in our Governor Support Training Programme, there will be no charge for cancelling your place at a course. However, it is still important to let us know, as it has an impact on refreshment charges, training materials and the trainer may also have to adapt their delivery
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