How to lead your governance team as the chair

The Governance Handbook states:

The chair, with support from the vice chair, is responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the board and has a vital role in setting the highest of expectations for professional standards of governance.


A training event for Primary and Secondary chairs, vice chairs, new chairs or aspiring chairs.  Across three sessions, the following will be explored:

  • The legal responsibilities and accountabilities of the chair
  • Building effective relationships as chair
  • Recruitment, retention and development of the governance team
  • Getting your governance structure and organisation right
  • Planning the governance teams work
  • Leading effective meetings
  • Leading strategic governance
  • Ensuring statutory compliance
  • Leading impactful governance

Who should attend?
Anyone leading a governance team, whether in a standalone school, MAT, or local governing board should attend this training, including:

  • Chair of Governors
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Aspiring Chairs

Rosemary Lovatt – An experienced National Leader of Governance and NLG Advocate for East of England and NE London. An experienced chair and governance tutor who runs the DfE Governance Leadership Programme across England.

About our training
As experienced Chairs of Governors we strongly believe in providing training that gives you the knowledge, tools and examples to be effective governors. Our aim is to give you the confidence and tools to improve your governance as quickly and effectively as possible. All our training is provided by National Leaders of Governance who are experienced governance trainers. See our website for more details:

About NLGs
National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) are experienced chairs of governing boards. All NLGs have been through a rigorous designation process from the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), a part of the Department for Education (DfE), to demonstrate that we have the skills, experience and attributes to be a National Leader of Governance. All NLGs are either actively chairing standalone schools or academies, local governing boards or multi academy trust (MAT) trust boards or have done so within the last five years. All NLGs are trained to support governors through mentoring and coaching and provide governance services which are quality assured.

What people say about our training

‘The best governor training I have ever attended’

‘Inspiring! Thank you! I now feel confident to be a more strategic governor’

‘At last, training that provides the tools, examples and checklists to help us do the job’

Becoming a Member of the Billericay TSA
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Logistics and Booking
Please complete your online booking by selecting the 'BOOK' link next to the date you wish to attend from the grid below and using the 'BOOK' link.   If the 'BOOK' link is not visible, please let us know you are interested in the next available date by selecting the 'ENQUIRE' button below.

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 for Summer 2020 course

Other Governance Training
We provide a range of Governance training for your school, (full packages, bespoke sessions or pay as you go public courses).  Please CLICK HERE for further information.


Dates 04 May, 08, 29 June 2020
Delegate Price £225.00
TSA Member Price £203.00