Governance: Developing Chairs 24-25

This programme offers a blend of virtual and face-to-face learning specifically tailored to equip Chairs with the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to lead school governance effectively. This programme is structured into three 2-hour sessions, with the first two sessions held virtually and the third session held face-to-face.

Participants will explore:

  • The responsibilities of the Chair role and strategies for leading governing body business effectively.
  • Governance structures and the regulatory framework for governance.
  • Techniques for ensuring the governing body can effectively challenge school performance and build professional working relationships with school leaders.
  • Developing the right culture, setting strategic direction within a governance context, and strategies for stakeholder engagement and building partnerships.
  • Building and maintaining a high-performing, diverse governance team.
  • Leading in challenging circumstances.

The course emphasises practical application and personal growth, including a 360-degree feedback survey to provide valuable insights into leadership practice. By the end of the course, participants will be well-prepared to lead their governing bodies with confidence and contribute to the success of their school.

To purchase this course:

  • If your school has an account with SAfE please log-in to your account. Click on the “Book Ticket” button and follow the instructions.
  • If your school does not have an account with SAfE please email: and we will be happy to help you make your booking.

Please note that this course can be accessed if your school has purchased our “Building Excellence in Governance Support Package” (the package allows your school to send up to two governors on this training course free of charge).

£240.00 Excl. VAT

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Event Details

Day 1: October 03, 2024
Start time: 18:00
End time: 20:00

Day 2: January 15, 2025
Start time: 18:00
End time: 20:00

Day 3: May 14, 2025
Start time: 14:00
End time: 16:00