Governor Training : Taking the Chair and Being Effective

Wellshurst Golf Club, North Street,
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Course description

The Competency Framework for Governance sets out the skills and effective behaviours expected of governors and specifically the Chair. These include:

• Leadership skills with the ability to build and work within a team

• The capacity to have good working relationships with key figures

• The ability to think strategically, be focused with a knowledge of statutory requirements and regulations

 This course aims to consider these principles of effective chairing and ways to develop good practice and is suitable for Chairs and Vice Chairs of Governing Boards, Chairs of Committees and Governors wishing to be a Chair in the future.

Training objectives

The session is designed to be practical and interactive with the opportunity to explore with other CoG, VCoG and Chairs of Committees, key principles for effective leadership of the governing body.

A focus will be around sharing best practice, potential areas of challenge and exploring how to better motivate and deploy individual governors towards more effective governance.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the course it is anticipated that governors will:

• Know more about the skills required to be an effective chair
• Recognise good practice
• Understand the influence and impact of effective leadership
• Be able to share views, ideas, questions and queries
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Target Audience
The target audience for this course are all chairs of governing bodies and committees in East Sussex maintained primary, secondary and special schools, East Sussex primary, secondary and special academies, independent and free schools.
Refreshments: Teas and coffees will be provided.
This is a core course.
Start Date
Tuesday 5 November 2019
End Date
Tuesday 5 November 2019
Closing Date
Monday 4 November 2019
10:00 - 12:00
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