Good CE Governance

For all new governors and especially foundation governors. An induction course of being a governor of a Church of England School.

The new governor will discover the principles and practices of being a governor in a Church of England School.  Understanding the church context and the importance of the Church of England's Vision for Education and governance in a school with a religious foundation will enable better engagement.  Plenty of tips and ideas will equip you with your role will be explained, and an online Learning Page with resources will be available after the session.  This is a required course for Foundation Governors, and others, including more experienced governors, are also welcome.

Location: Virtual

Duration: 2 hours

Suitable for: All Governors

Facilitator: Mike Simmonds


25 September 2024, 4pm - 6pm
4 February 2025, 9.30am - 11am
1 May 2025, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Course facilitator

Mike works as Governance Consultant for the Diocese of Chelmsford as well as Governance Development Officer for the Diocese of Chichester. He is a Tutor on the Online Church School Governance Course for Liverpool Hope University. These roles include delivering training, providing support for schools and governance bodies and creating resources including a Grove Book, 'Church School Governance'. Alongside this he is a conference speaker on governance and education in general.

Mike Simmonds has 40 years' experience in school leadership/governance across three counties. He is currently Vice chair of the Directors of a MAT (2 schools) and Chair of a Church School both in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Mike loves spending time with his grandchildren, reading, watching films as well as serving in several ways and preaching in St Michael's Church, Westcliff on Sea.


25 September 2024, 4pm - 6pm
4 February 2025, 9.30am - 11am
1 May 2025, 1.30pm - 3.30pm


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