Governance questioning

Develop a practical understanding of questioning skills used in coaching to help governors ask the right kind of questions of their school leaders that holds them to account without being confrontational. Develop a partnership approach to this key governance focus.

Location: Online via Zoom

Duration: 2 hours

Suitable for: Governors

Facilitator: Governance Consultant


17 March 2022, 6pm

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 Simmonds


  • £30+VAT or
  • 1 Learning Module*

* Schools that subscribe to our Partnership Agreement are allocated 4 free Learning Modules to use during the academic year.


17 March 2022, 6pm


If you subscribe to our Partnership Agreement and would like to use a Learning Module to book a place on this course, please email the Education Team with your school name, attendee name and email address.

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