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New Headteacher Induction - Session 5 - Governance

Audience: Primary, Secondary
Single session
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4

Brief Overview

Session 5 with Lorraine Monkhouse  - What Headteachers Need To Know About Governance

This session is part of the KCC Induction programme which is a key component of the Kent Leadership strategy and an important way of supporting leaders’ development. The programme is aimed at all new headteachers in Kent and is relevant to primary, secondary and special schools.

The programme is comprised of a sequence of six sessions which take place termly.It is flexible allowing headteachers to join at any point over the year

This half-day session will be split into two main parts: the first will include an informal tour and learning walk around the host school; this will offer an opportunity to showcase different settings and share practice.The second will include training by the key speaker who will take you through the essential ‘need to knows’ in terms of statutory practice and expectations; this will also include time to ask any questions that are particularly pertinent to you and your individual setting

Learning Outcomes

The understanding governance session, relevant to headteachers from the maintained and academy sectors, will focus on:

  •  the purpose and functions of governance, including the governor’s strategic role with an understanding of the division between strategic and operational.
  • effective governance; how it works, different models of governance including those within academy trusts and how the board at all levels holds the headteacher to account.
  • building a strong professional relationship with your governing board, including the key relationships you will have with the chair, clerk and governance team.



  • Session - 08/05/2024 09:00  -  12:30

Event Type

Face 2 Face


Dartford Science and Technology College
Heath Lane

Delivered by

  • Mark Rivers
  • Lorraine Monkhouse

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