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:
The course will support you to develop a leadership development action plan for future use.
- Four face–to-face modules
- Access to online resources and materials.
- Opportunity to contribute an independent piece of work unique to your leadership/school
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
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.
New &/or Aspiring Chairs of Governors/Vice Chairs/Chairs of Committees to work collaboratively learning together and exchanging ideas.