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New to Governance 2014-15

New to Governance
Aimed at: New or recently appointed Governors

Duration: Twilight

Chris Gajewski – School Improvement Consultant

Chris Gajewski has had a broad range of experience within schools and local authorities nationally as a head teacher, school improvement partner and adviser. He is currently working as a freelance school improvement consultant and is also a lead assessor for the ‘Challenge Award’ which involves him assessing good and outstanding primary and secondary schools throughout the country to review the on-going quality or provision by observing learning, scrutinising work, interviewing staff, parents, governors and pupils and reviewing a broad range of evidence. His work is highly regarded by schools as he quickly establishes positive and effective working relationships through honest challenge and measured professional support.

This session will explore the role of the governing body in supporting and challenging schools as team members, mechanisms for efficient, effective procedures in enhancing school leadership and management, and a range of support materials will be shared.
 The governors strategic role be explored alongside the operational role of the school management team and examples of good practice will be shared . In addition, overall statutory responsibilities will be reviewed and  there will be a question and answer session.
Course attendance will support newly appointed governors  to rapidly become active and knowledgeable partners in on going school development.
Delegate Price:  
X1 Governor £50   x2 Governors £80   x3 Governors £100
Day Date Start Finish
Wednesday 1 October 2014 6.00 8.00

                       To book places, please contact Jeanette Gillott at St Peter’s Learning Centre on