Governor Development Programme – The Strategic Role of the School Governor

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NEW Governor Development Programme

The Strategic Role of the School Governor

Led by Philippa Ollerhead


This online training course will support governors of maintained and academy schools to fully understand the strategic role of the school governor.  The training aims to enable school governors to support school leaders to move their schools forward strategically.

Aims of the course:

  • Governing Body structure for your setting – how to organise meetings and delegate responsibility to sub-groups.
  • What does mission, values and ethos mean for your school – how will this change over time?
  • The core functions of a governing body.
  • How to ask challenging questions.
  • Strategy – how to set out the priorities needed if the school/trust is to achieve its vision.
  • Operational – day-to-day delivery of the agreed strategy and the responsibility of the leadership team.

DATE: Thursday, 28 September 2023

TIME: 6:30-8:30pm

COST: £80 per person (for non-subscribing schools)

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The recording of this session will only be available to schools that have purchased the Governor Development+ Subscription.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Governor Development Programme have THREE FREE places on this meeting.

Additional places can be purchased – charges will apply. Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Philippa Ollerhead has over 35 years experience in education and have been an education improvement adviser for the last 8 years. Having undertaken two headships in the secondary and alternative sectors, she now receives training every academic year in the rigours of the common inspection framework in order to prepare primary, secondary and independent school leaders and governors for Ofsted and ISI visits and to ensure teaching and learning is maximising pupil outcomes.

She is a training partner for the National Association of Headteachers delivering courses for senior leaders across the country, and I work with schools, both maintained and academised and academy trusts across the country supporting leaders to maximise pupil outcomes and prepare for external audit.


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