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Things Have Changed, You Know! (Tues 12 November 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm)

A refresher course for governors who attended induction training some time ago, for whom induction is a distant memory or - heaven forbid - who never attended induction in the first place.


Governance has changed a lot over the past few years. Roles and responsibilities have been more clearly defined; statutory duties have increased; Ofsted’s School Inspection Handbook has been through multiple revisions… and there’s a lot more.

So if you haven’t been on a course for a year or two, why not invest a couple of hours of your time to bring yourself up to speed?

Ofsted will consider the commitment of governors/trustees to their own development as part of the judgement on the effectiveness of leadership and management.


The course is built around the key changes that have impacted on governance over the past few years. Good governance is now an expectation and Ofsted expects governing boards to be skilled, knowledgable and effective. During the course we will:

  • Review the strategic roles and responsibilities of the governing board
  • Consider the “challenge” role of the governing board and discussed how this impacts on the relationship with the Headteacher
  • Examine the implications for the governing board of the key statutory duties that must be met by the governing board
  • Review the skills that need to be developed across the governing board in order to work effectively
  • Review the key information that the governing board must publish about individual governors and the performance of the governing board
  • Considered the legal requirements and good practice in performance management/appraisal

… and much more!


By the end of the course participants will be up to date about the current strategic role and legal responsibilities of the governing board and expectations of governance. The topics covered are directly relevant to the matters that all governing boards discuss during meetings and that Ofsted will raise during an inspection.

Booking Information

To book a place, please contact your School Business Manager.


For all governors who have been in post for some time.

12 Nov 2019 18:30 - 20:30

Closing date: 12/11/2019
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Date and Time

12 Nov 2019 18:30 - 20:30


Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF Tel: 020 3757 8500


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