Monday, 17 October 2011

How the National College can help Chairs of Governors

The National College, with its partners, will be developing a leadership development provision
that will be available for all chairs of governors and organisations to use.They will also be
providing opportunities for outstanding chairs to support other chairs by asking them to play an
important system leadership role.

The leadership development provision for chairs will be available from April 2012 and will draw on what really effective chairs of governors do, including: ensuring the governing

 -- body makes a difference and improves the school

-- putting the accountability role of the governing body into practice

-- leading the team of governors and managing the business of the governing body

The leadership development provision will also include a self-assessment tool to identify your
areas for development as a current or future chair of governors.

We will be looking for groups of chairs to help shape and trial the materials.

Building on the success of the College’s National and Local Leaders of Education (NLEs/LLEs) and National Support School (NSS) programmes, we will work with governor associations, local
authorities and dioceses to identify and develop outstanding chairs of governors to play a system leadership role. This role will be targeted on school improvement and will involve working with chairs of governors who are working in schools in challenging circumstances, and
supporting those new to the role. 

If you are interested in getting involved in either of these areas, please email or go to
chairsofgovernors for more information.

More help and resources

Membership of the National College is free and gives you access to a range of services, benefits and networking opportunities, including:

-- monthly e-newsletter

-- comprehensive library of leadership resources and research

-- training events

-- online seminars, discussions and networking opportunities exploring current issues,
good practice, school improvement and leadership development

For more information and to sign up go to

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