18th Apr 2024

Strategic Chairing : Course B

Overview of Learning

In this interactive session, delegates will look at the Chair’s strategic role in ensuring the effective functioning of the board. This is an ideal course for established Chairs and an excellent succession planning tool for future Chairs. By the end of this session, you will have:

  • Reviewed the role of the Chair
  • Outlined Ofsted’s expectations in relation to Governance.
  • Considered the importance of forming good working relationships
  • Explored strategies which support Governor wellbeing
  • Considered the Senior Leader’s Workload/ Wellbeing
  • Examined how organisation and structure supports effective governance
  • Reflected upon the importance of self-review in improving effectiveness and performance


All governors, trustees and local governors of schools and academies, particularly Chairs, Vice-Chairs and those aspiring to take on a chairing role.


Mrs Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer


This course will be held in person at the Bolton Science and Technology Centre.



Pricing and Cancelation

Fees for this session are payable via the school budget and not by individual members of the governing board. If your governing board has signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement, sessions are free of charge. Governors of governing boards who have not signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement may attend for a fee of £90 per session.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332116 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a place is cancelled by the delegate within five working days of the course date. Schools who have signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement will be charged £25 for each cancellation within five days of the course. If your school has not signed up to the SLA the full course fee will be charged. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer on 01204 332116 or via email at

Price per session: Governance Training SLA/ £90 per session

Venue: Bolton Science and Technology Centre

Time: 2-4pm

Category: Training

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