Devised in partnership between the NAHT and National Governors' Association (NGA), this course considers what school leaders and governing bodies can expect from each other, in particular the relationship between the head teacher and the chair of governors. The elements of effective governance will be explored, including the information required by governing bodies to carry out their responsibilities to maintain the conduct of the school and ensure its performance. Practical ways of strengthening governance will also be covered; such as introducing a code of practice, using skills audits, distinguishing between the strategic and the operational, team building, using the Stronger Governance Systems material, putting school development plan priorities at the centre if governing body business and ensuring succession planning on the governing body.
National Governors' Association
Start: 0900 for 0930