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IGovS recognise that Chairs often take the role at very short notice or in extenuating circumstances and so they may feel that they need some external and independent support, mentoring and coaching. So all of our members are committed to providing the very best mentorship to those Chair of Governors or Trustees for as long as they need it in the early days of their term of office.

These discussions may include:

  • The 3 Core Roles of Governance

  • Situational context

  • Personal governance context and history

  • Board strengths and areas for development

  • Relationships with Executives (HT, EHT, CEO, SLT etc)

  • School/Trust Financial Position

  • Governance Structure

  • Governance Professional/Clerk

  • Meetings and board culture

  • Agendas/Minutes/Governance papers

  • Executive/HT Report to Governors

  • Maintained Status or Future Academisation

  • Academic Partnerships

  • Governor Training

  • Governor Resources/Subscriptions

  • Governor Visits

  • Governor Policies and Compliance

  • MAT Schemes of Delegation

  • Understanding Data

  • Effective working with your Vice Chair and other governors

  • Vision, strategy and values/ethos

  • Evaluation and impact

  • Preparing for Ofsted inspection

  • Culture, ethos and values

  • Self-review and 360 degree review of Chairs performance

  • External Reviews of Governance

If you feel you would benefit from these types of discussions and would like to speak to one of our members on a regular basis, please get in touch using the form on our contact page.

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