Training / Event Details


Chairs Development Programme 3: Module 2: Working relationship With the Headteacher

“It is the Chair’s role to give the board clear leadership and direction, keeping it focused on its core functions"


As well as independent learning you will benefit from working together in groups.
The course offers a blended learning approach and the programme consists of:
  • Four face–to-face modules
  • Access to online resources and materials.
  • Opportunity to contribute an independent piece of work unique to your leadership/school

The course will support you to develop a leadership development action plan for future use.


Course Completion
You will need to attend all four modules to successfully complete the course
On completion of the course for those aspiring chairs there may be opportunities for you to be appointed to a chair/shadow chair role. For those already Chairs on completion of the course there may be opportunities to extend your skills further across the City.
You will receive a certificate of completion for your development portfolio.
Course outcomes
You will be better equipped and more confident to: -
lead the business
manage effective governance/build the team
lead school improvement
have a productive partnership with the Headteacher
offer challenge and support

"To be effective, you need a good understanding of the role and its responsibilities so that your school gains maximum benefit from the work that you do" (NCTL)


A strong and visible working relationship between the headteacher and chair encourages openness, support and challenge throughout the school.
An effective working relationship with the headteacher allows the chair to act as a critical friend, offering challenge, support, advice and encouragement as required.
Ensure that there is rigorous and robust performance management of the headteacher, including setting relevant targets that contribute towards school improvement.
Meeting regularly is important, meetings can be supplemented by telephone conversations or email

Booking Information

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.


New &/or Aspiring Chairs of Governors/Vice Chairs/Chairs of Committees to work collaboratively learning together and exchanging ideas.

13 Feb 2019 18:30 - 20:30

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Governor Support
Contact Provider

Date and Time

13 Feb 2019 18:30 - 20:30


Friends Meeting House (FMHQR / Quiet Room), Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF


Jenny Barnard-Langston