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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
Short URL https://schools.ealingcpd.org.uk/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=18790 
Event code SCH 21/415 
Event description This 90-minute course, delivered via Zoom, has been devised and will be led by governor trainer and consultant, Andrew Dodge, a school governor and chair himself, with experience in infant, primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academy.

As well as some presentation, this online session is fully interactive including activities and group discussion. The DfE’s Governance Handbook outlines three core functions of governance. The first of these is “to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,” which is also referred to in Ofsted’s expectations of governance. Strategic Leadership is also one of the key features of effective governance described in the DfE’s Competency Framework. This session explores how governors can fulfil this function. It is suitable for all governors and focuses on how they can appropriately and effectively contribute to the vision, values and strategic direction of the school.

 It will cover:

  • Shared values and ambitious vision

  • Self-evaluation

  • Improvement Planning

  • Resourcing

  • Appraisal

  • Planning to meet Statutory Responsibilities

  • Succession Planning × Evaluating and evidencing the strategic effectiveness of the governing board

Suitable for all governors.

As a courtesy to your trainer and fellow delegates if you could please note the following that will be much appreciated:

  • Please do not share the online training link with others. Participants must register on www.ealingcpd.org.uk for courses. Attendees who have not registered in advance, may not be admitted by the trainer. 

  • By joining this session you understand that your name, school and e mail will be shared with the trainer so they can allow you access to the online session 

  • Please make sure you can access the platform prior to the session i.e. Zoom 

  • Please join the session 5 minutes before the starting time. When you join the session, you will be placed in a waiting room until the trainer opens the meeting. The session will commence promptly.

  • If you are more than 5 minutes late to the session, it is at the trainers discretion whether they will admit you 

  • We understand at times participants may lose connection. Whilst the trainer will be mindful of this it may not be possible for you to re-join the meeting once it has started or there may be a delay.

We look forward to seeing you at this session. 
Training objectives

  • To get a clearer understanding of the strategic role of the governing board

  • To explore key aspects of the role

  • To identify ways to maximise strategic effectiveness

Target Group All governors 
Key stages
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Subject areas Governor training
Target audience Governors: All, Governors: Chairs, Governors: Vice Chairs
OFSTED areas Quality of leadership and management in the school
Professional Standards
Venue via Zoom (online), ., . map
Admin contact Stella Bernard (eec@ealing.gov.uk)
Event Commissioner Tina Birch (tbirch@ealing.gov.uk)
Andrew Dodge
Course Costs
Standard cost£97.00
CPD/Training SLA£0.00
*Ealing Learning Partnership pay as you go£90.00
Start date Monday 21 March 2022
Times 12:00 - 13:30
Number of sessions 1  
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