Local Experience - Local Knowledge - Local Support
Advice and guidance

Our local experienced and skilled team understand the national expectations and the challenges faced by governors as volunteers, responding with time saving solutions whilst supporting and developing governors, clerks and governing boards in meeting the increasing demand for high-quality Leadership and Management.

Nationally the Department for Education’s:

clearly set out expectations placed on skills and training required for effective challenge and accountability.

                                                              Department for Education - Competency Framework for Governance 2017

 

► 1. Strategic leadership

  • Setting direction
  • Culture, values and ethos
  • Decision making
  • Collaborative working with stakeholders and partners
  • Risk management

► 2. Accountability

  • Educational improvement
  • Rigorous analysis of data
  • Financial management and accountability
  • Staffing and performance management
  • External accountability

► 3. People

  • Governor recruitment
  • Headteacher recruitment
  • Clerk recruitment
  • Governor induction
  • Leadership development - Chair of Governors support 
  • Governor retention and succession planning

 

► 4. Structure

  • Governing board - strategic role 
  • Governing board - accountability role
  • Governing board - financial accountability
  • Role and responsibilities of individual governors
  • Role and responsibility of the chair of governors
  • Constitution of the Governing Board
  • Governor types & appointment - maintained schools
  • Delegated functions 

► 5. Compliance

  • Complaint Handling
  • DBS Checks for School Governors
  • Exclusion Panels - Governors' Disciplinary Committees
  • School Policies
  • Statutory Information on a School Website

► 6. Evaluation

  • Managing self review and personal skills
  • Managing and developing the boards effectiveness