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New School Governor Induction

This induction workshop has been developed for new governors and as a refresher for existing governors.  The workshop uses an interactive approach to give you a good overview of how Governing Bodies organise their business.

The workshop considers the key roles of your Chair, Headteacher, Clerk and committees. It aims to provide you with the insights and the confidence to contribute effectively in your first year as a new governor. The content of this workshop has been prepared to reflect the regulations for maintained schools and the most recent Ofsted criteria used by Ofsted inspectors to judge the effectiveness of schools. 

This workshop will help you to understand your Governing Body’s strategic roles: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Holding the Headteacher and Senior Leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

This workshop is open to our partnership schools' new Governors plus Headteachers who are new to headship and Governors looking for refresher training.

This programme costs £55 per delegate, a charge will be made if a place is cancelled less than a week before the event.  

Non partnership schools are welcome, please contact the Swaledale Alliance for further details and non-partnership prices.

Forthcoming Dates

Date Time
Thursday 23rd November 2023 5 - 8pm
Wednesday 13th March 2024 5.30pm - 8pm (Virtual via Teams)
Wednesday 12th June 2024 Cancelled
To express your interest in further dates, please contact Margaret -