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Effective governance

Every School/Academy/Federation should have an effective governing body made up of well informed, knowledgeable, skilled governors. Working alongside and with governing bodies, advisory boards, committees and parents forums are an intrinsic part of improving outcomes for children and families, as well as focusing resources to address priorities.  Showing accountability and demonstrating how governance works is a key feature of current inspection regimes.

Ensuring that you understand terms of reference, create appropriate structures, strike the right balance between support and challenge and have clarity about decisions are all vital for providing effective governance.  This practical programme is provided to support governing bodies fulfill their strategic role effectively.

Learning Outcomes

  • Characteristics of good governance. 
  • The core functions of a governing body statutory responsibilities.
  • Performance management and capability.
  • Engaging with stakeholders governance in multi-academy trusts.


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