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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 - 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 termly network briefings 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. Information from our chairs’ briefings can be found below (although please note some information will only be shared with those who attend – incentive for you to come!)

Chairs briefings

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Our next briefings for 2019/20 - to be confirmed

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: 13 May 2019