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 news chairs' briefing (pdf) June 2017 - login* - 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) - login* 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.
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Support for chairs
Ealing run a termly network for chairs (existing, new, aspiring chairs, vice and chairs of committees) and also has an extensive programme of training available on Ealing CPD online for all governors and clerks.
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28 November 2018
ELP presentation (pdf)
ELP priorities on a page (pdf)
For more information on ELP go to www.egfl.org.uk/elp