Governor Development Programme – Supporting & Challenging Leaders

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NEW Governor Development Programme

Supporting and Challenging Leaders

Led by Catherine Nyman


This session will offer examples of the types of support and challenge that Governors should look to provide in their role.

  • We will demonstrate how to use challenging questions effectively and offer ways Governors can engage in professional dialogue in order to support school improvement.
  • We will offer strategies for holding leaders to account and supporting leaders well-being.
  • We will explore strong models for effective governance within Headteacher performance review.
  • Initial coaching strategies will be introduced to enable governors to work alongside leaders and goal set, support and develop professional practice so that challenge can happen.

DATE: Thursday, 13 June 2024

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 live session.

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:

Catherine Nyman is a highly experienced and dedicated school improvement professional with over 33 years experience in the education sector. She specialises in school improvement and school leadership; strategic planning and evaluation; effective and dynamic practice in Literacy and effective and targeted use of the Pupil Premium Grant, leading dynamic teams in schools and in a wider region. Catherine works with schools, LA’s, Academy teams and any other leader or settings that needs support and challenge. She always has the children, their experiences and provision at the heart of her work. 

Catherine is also a qualified, solution focused and supportive coach. She works across the West Midlands. as a leadership and a life coach, Catherine coaches colleagues from business and education. She has a BA (Hons), PGCE in Primary Education, M.Ed in School Improvement and has also NPQH. Catherine trained in the Power of Coaching and has successfully gained the Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching from Warwick University. She remains up to date in her professional practice attending seminars, training and has regular coaching supervision.

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