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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
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Event code SCH 21/468 
Event description This NGA Leading Governance leadership development programme provides chairs, vice chairs, committee chairs and future chairs opportunities for developing leadership skills and confident governance.

Led by experienced facilitators, participants will attend workshops and access effective one-to-one mentoring throughout the duration of this programme. Learning will be both group-led and independent.

What’s included in the programme?
This is a leadership programme designed for those in a chairing role, or a future chair, and will include:

  • six virtual face-to-face sessions focusing on leadership development

  • a 360° appraisal to highlight strengths and development needs, and a repeat appraisal at the end of the programme to demonstrate impact

  • access to interactive e-learning modules and resources

  • participation in action learning sets and peer to peer support groups

  • the opportunity to observe other boards practice

  • support with creating a school-based project and action plan

Benefits of the programme
This programme aims to develop chairs’ leadership skills, ensuring that governance is both effective and sustainable by:

  • developing the chair or future chair’s knowledge, leadership skills and networks

  • supporting the creation of an action plan which is realistic in scope and will ensure impact on governance practice and therefore pupil outcomes

  • targeting areas where knowledge gain is required

  • enhancing the chair’s awareness of their own strengths and areas for development

  • creating self-supporting groups to ensure learning continues beyond the duration of the programme

  • offering delegates a system to problem-solve through action learning sets

If you are interested in taking part you will need to register directly on the NGA website. The full cost of this programme is £500 per participant.

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Training objectives By the end of the programme, participants will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of strategic leadership within the context of governance. Participants will:

  • know how to manage and build their team, how to build a relationship with the senior executive leader, and how to plan for succession and other changes, and will be able to lead and influence when required

  • be knowledgeable about governance structures and effective delegation, and how to work with the clerk to best effect

  • understand the governance role in school improvement and will be able to lead the board in effectively challenging the school organisation on its performance

  • be able to assess their own effectiveness, to problem-solve, and to create and sustain their own networks

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Subject areas Governor training
Target audience Governors: All
OFSTED areas Quality of leadership and management in the school, Leadership and management
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Course Costs See event description
Start date TBA
Times 09:30 - 11:30
Number of sessions 1