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Chairs and lead 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 chairand lead governors play 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) 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 governor training programme include' The effective chair' in addition to induction training for all new governors. These will be offered as both face to face and online training sessions.

Chairs' and lead governors' briefings 2020/21

The briefings will be run half termly and are free to Ealing Learning Partnership schools.

In addition, there will be termly learning conversation meetings to provide an opportunity for governors to share good practice as part of a networking opportunity. Each session will have a structured format focusing on core functions of governance and self-review. These can be booked via Ealing CPD online

Previous briefings

26 November 2020

Chair/lead governor briefing (pdf)

15 October 2020

10 September 2020

Chairs' and lead governors' briefings 2019/20

11 June 2020

4 June 2020

14 May 2020

7 May 2020

5 February 2020

27 November 2019

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

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Last updated: 27 Nov 2020