Chairs' Briefings

Chairs' Briefings

The Governance Services Team understand the importance of the chair’s role in driving school improvement and therefore provide termly briefing sessions to assist them in their role.

The briefings are held early each term in order to prepare chairs for their forthcoming governing or trust board meetings and to equip them with the knowledge, information and advice needed to effectively undertake their role.

          

The Chairs’ Briefing sessions aim to:

  • Deepen the understanding of the role of the chair
  • Enhance confidence and skills in managing the role and relationships.
  • Widen the strategies for developing the partnership between the governing or trust board, the senior leadership team and staff.
  • Share leadership issues and make good use of the skills and knowledge of others.
  • Provide extensive information about meeting procedure and regulations.

The Bolton Chairs’ Handbook has been prepared as a reference tool to equip chairs with the relevant guidance and information. It is intended that the handbook be updated at each termly briefing with the handouts and materials provided.

           

Attendance at the briefing is free of charge for all chairs of governing and trust boards that purchase  the Governing Board Clerking service level agreement. A fee is chargeable to those schools and academies for chairs attending from boards that do not buy into the service.

The Chairs' Briefings for the 2017/18 academic year are detailed below. Chairs of governors and trusts may book on the sessions by selecting 'Further Information' . You only need to attend one sessions per term.  

 
Chairs’ Briefing - Autumn Term 2017
Session 1
Monday 25 September 2017
1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Session 2
Monday 25 September 2017
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
 
Chairs’ Briefing – Spring Term 2018
 
Session 1
Monday 29 January 2018
1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Session 2
Monday 29 January 2018
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
 
Chairs’ Briefing – Summer Term 2018
 
Session 1
Monday 14 May 2018
1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Session 2
Monday 14 May 2018
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm