Governance Masterclass Series for Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Independent Schools – Hosted by AGBIS
We’re delighted to be participating in three Governance Masterclasses hosted by AGBIS in January and February 2021.
Please see below for full webinar details and booking information.
Tuesday 19 January 2021, 5:00-6:30pm: Governance Masterclass for chairs and vice-chairs – Part 1
Building an effective governing body: How is the chair’s role different to that of the other governors? Who are your governors? Do they know what they should be doing? How are they performing?
We will start by looking at the skill sets that each governing body should have, the key requirements of governors, performance reviews and how AGBIS’s Model Governance Manual for Schools can improve your governance.
Tuesday 26 January 2021, 5:00-6:30pm: Governance Masterclass for chairs and vice-chairs – Part 2
How do you and your governors interact with the senior leadership team, in particular the head? How do you and your governors use your time?
Part 2 will consider how chairs and vice-chairs can set the key relationship between the governors and the SLT on the right course, and navigate the fine line between effective oversight and ‘meddling’ in management. It will also look at how chairs can best prioritise governors’ time, with reference to agenda setting and committee structures.
Tuesday 2 February 2021, 5:00-6:30pm: Governance Masterclass for chairs and vice-chairs – Part 3
Do you set aside enough time to look at your school’s medium to long term strategy and risk profile? Do you have a handle on how the school is planning to maintain/increase its income streams?
Dealing with the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is an inevitable priority, nevertheless a key role of the chair is to ensure that the governing body takes ownership of securing and overseeing the long term sustainability of the school, in particular its financial viability. This last session will look at the governing body’s role in the oversight of fundraising (and associated data protection considerations), income from the school estate and property development, the use of restricted funds and the associated risk ‘red flags’ that you as chair/vice-chair should be aware of.
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