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Chair and vice chair of governors

Being a chair of governors is a key leadership role and governing boards are central to the effective accountability of schools.

Leading the governing board and working in partnership with the headteacher, the chair plays a pivotal role in school improvement.

To be effective, you need a good understanding of the role and its responsibilities so that your school gains maximum benefit from the work that you do.

You also need to ensure that all governors understand the role and responsibilities of the governing board, which can vary slightly depending on the type of school such as voluntary aided, foundation, academy, multi-academy or federation.

Induction for new chairs

Welcome to new chairs' briefing (pdf) June 2017 - The local authority have developed this introductory briefing on the key roles and responsibilities of chairs of school governing boards giving all new and current chairs a clear overview of what is involved. It is in addition to the Ealing chairs of governors information pack (word) for all new (and existing) chairs.

Ealing's CPD online will be offering' The effective chair' in addition to induction training for all new governors.

Chairs briefings 2019/20

  • 14 May 2020
  • 9 June 2020

For more information and to book a place go to Ealing CPD online

7 May 2020

5 February 2020

27 November 2019

For more details and to book a place please go to Ealing CPD online

Previous learning conversations/chairs' briefings 2018/19

8 May 2019

6 February 2019

Chairs and clerks joint briefing 6 February 2019 presentation (pdf)

28 November 2018

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Last updated: 12 May 2020