Diocese of Chichester Education

Training for Governors

Being a school governor is an immensely rewarding role and the opportunity to make a significant impact on the life and work of the school and the local community.

All Governors have three key roles:

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

Church school governors have the additional role in developing and upholding the distinctive ethos upon which their school was founded. The Education Team at the Diocese of Chichester provide a wide range of training and opportunities to support Church school governors in their roles and responsibilities.

During the current time of COVID 19 we are developing our training package to be able to support governors at the same time ensuring that Government and Local Authority requirements during the Pandemic are followed.  The diocese has taken the decision to suspend all in person training until the end of the year. We are currently working on providing a selection of online training for governors, to launch in October.

All new foundation governors are expected to attend New to Church School Governance and Safeguarding (LA or Diocesan) Training in their first year of appointment. Other Governor training includes:

SAFEGUARDING FOR CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNORS
GOVERNORS’ NEW TO CHURCH SCHOOLS
BEING AN EFFECTIVE CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNOR
NEW TO CHAIRING A CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY
NEW TO CLERKING A CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD
GOVERNORS’ NETWORK BRIEFING

There is wider training that Governors may find useful on the Training page of this website. The training can be found under the following headings:

Christian Distinctiveness and RE (SIAMS)   
Managing and Maintaining your Buildings (VA schools)  
Leadership, Management and Succession Planning

All Training to be booked through Eventbrite