Your governing body, as a whole or as groups or individuals, may need some practical support for a number of reasons including:
It is preferable that governing bodies seek support even when they consider themselves effective on the basis that ‘there’s always room for improvement’.
The Diocesan Governance Consultant is available, by arrangement, to meet with the Chair of Governors and headteacher for a two hour consultation, as part of the Partnership Agreement. Additional time may be agreed by arrangement.
As part of the consultation suggestions as to how the governing body might be supported to undertake its role effectively will be provided. This might include recommendations for training, ideas to help the governing body develop, and suggestions for the mentoring and personal development of individuals.
The Consultant will be able to consider an ongoing relationship with the governing body, if desirable, and provide a range of support, at an agreed cost, or point to other providers.
Contact the Education Department to request a consultation visit from our Diocesan Governance Consultant.