National Induction Programme For Governors - Modules 3 & 4

Course Code
Finance Note
Free to schools who buy into governor training otherwise £95
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Bolholt Stables Country Club
No Of Sessions
Target Group
Specifically all relatively new school governors from all sectors, but also an update for more experienced governors
Activity Leaders
David Eccles, Private Consultant, Onside Education ~Geraldine Bradbury, Private Consultant, Onside Education
Please Note

Light refreshments available.

Course Objectives

To enable the participants to gain more confidence in fulfilling their role by providing them with a ‘job description’; and raise awareness and understanding of Education and governance issues.

The course also offers an excellent opportunity to meet with other newly appointed governors from across the local authority and share experiences and ideas.

Course Content

Through a variety of activities, presentations, discussions and handouts governors will learn about :
1) the overall purpose and responsibilities of the governing body and its three key roles
2) the changing education system and how to cope with all the jargon
3) what the ‘strategic role’ involves
4) the range of powers and duties of governing bodies
5) the role of the governing body in school improvement planning and policy-making
6) how the governing body supports and challenges the work of the school
7) what the governing body’s role is in monitoring and evaluating the progress of pupils
8) why, how and to whom governing bodies are accountable
9) the role of headteachers and how they account to the governing body through providing information, reports and evidence.
This course is aimed at those relatively new to school governance but can also be seen to be a refresher for more experienced governors.

Additional Information

David Eccles is an independent consultant.

Previous Experience Expected


Dates and Times

Wednesday 17th November  2018 1.00 to 4.00pm