A session for Head Teachers and their Chair of Governors outlining the importance of this criticial relationship and how to get the best out of it.
The relationship between the Chair of Governors and the Head Teacher must be one of mutual support based on a clear understanding of each others roles and responsibilities. An understanding of the difference between strategic and management roles and why these roles are separate is important to effective working relationships.
This relationship although crucial is often difficult to define and achieve. Challenging conversations, if not handled carefully, can damage this relationship and can lead to disharmony at best.
This training course is designed to equip both Chairs of Governors and Head Teachers/Senior leaders with the knowledge and skills to consider their roles in forming and maintaining an effective relationship and to develop the relationship further.
Course content will include;
- The psychology of professional relationships
- The strategic role
- The management role
- Managing effective communication (negotiation, emotion, positive language etc.)
- Undertaking challenging conversations
- Building a professional relationship
- Relevant ethical considerations
- Collaborative and supportive working
The course is interactive and a number of real scenarios are used to illustrate and develop a range of skills.
The course is delivered by Trevor Kendrick a qualified psychotherapist and trainer (Cert Ed) and is an experienced school governor. Trevor is a National Leader of Governance (NLG) and a consultant for the National Governors Association. He has worked as a police negotiator and advanced interview skills instructor and has designed and delivered senior management training in the commercial and educational sectors.
You can read more about Trevor here: https://www.5wellstsa.org.uk/index.php/school-to-school/national-leaders-of-governance/17-trevor-kendrick
It is a legal requirement that governing boards of both maintained schools and academy trusts carry out their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Boards must also have regard to statutory guidance when considering what arrangements they need to make for this purpose. School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 require all governing bodies of maintained schools to ensure at least one person on any appointment panel has undertaken safer recruitment training.
Is your school and its governing board legally compliant? Will it remain complaint?