Please email mjones@billericayschool.com for further info.

WEBINARS for governors and trustees.  

Please see our extensive list of governance webinars. If the webinar you require does not have a date listed, don’t worry, just let us know and we will try to arrange that webinar for you!

  • Make a great start to 2022 by investing in the development of your skills and competencies as a governor.
  • Webinars are linked to the Governance Competency Framework and address current issues such as the return to school following the pandemic.

To Book
Each of the Webinar titles below (or dates if there is a Spring and Summer course) are hyperlinked to our online booking system.  Please click on the title or date you wish to attend to book.  If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Jones E: mjones@billericayschool.com.

2022 Programme

Code Webinar Title Date and time
Competency Area: Strategic Leadership
SL1 How to ensure clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for your school or trust 25-05-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
SL2 How to engage your key stakeholders to improve your school or trust
SL3 Thinking strategically about effective and efficient use of resources to improve your school or trust (HOT TOPIC) 12-05-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
SL4 The boards role in ensuring you are the employer of choice
SL5 Strategic risk management – a guide for governors and trustees
SL6 Questions to ask before approving your Improvement Plan
Competency Area: Accountability
AC1 ‘NEW’ Monitoring Pupil Premium 20-04-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC2 Governance of SEND
AC3 Understanding your school data (bespoke sessions only)
AC4 How to monitor progress and hold to account 19-04-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC5 Monitoring the quality of education and the curriculum 22-03-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC6 How to monitor finances
AC7 Ensuring robust performance management in your school
AC8 How to monitor staff wellbeing and workload 24-04-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC9 ‘NEW’ Monitoring pupil behaviours for learning, mental health, and wellbeing (HOT TOPIC) 11-05-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC10 ‘NEW’ Developing effective professional relationships as chair
AC11 Holding to account for the use of the catch-up premium (HOT TOPIC)
AC12 Questions to ask before approving your school budget
AC13 Impactful board meetings to make a difference
Competency Area: People
PE1 The essentials of school governance (two sessions) – an induction/refresher 17-01-22 & 22-02-22
6.30pm to 8.30pm
or10-05-22 & 24-05-22
6.30pm to 8.30pm
PE2 The recruitment, retention and development of your governance team
PE3 How to lead your governance team as the Chair (three sessions) 02-03-22, 16-03-22 & 30-03-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm


04-05-22, 18-05-22 & 08-06-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm

PE4 The role of Members within a trust 
PE5 ‘NEW’ An introduction to being a trustee – a guide for experienced governors
PE6 New Trustee Induction 15-06-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Competency Area: Structures
ST1 Organising your governance team to have an impact (bespoke only)  
ST2 ‘NEW’ Getting delegation of governance right within a MAT – enhancing your Scheme of Delegation (HOT TOPIC)
ST3 How to be an effective local board within a MAT (bespoke)  
ST4 ‘NEW’ Getting communication and information management right in a MAT (HOT TOPIC)
Competency Area: Compliance
CO1 ‘NEW’ Understand the latest Ofsted framework and preparing for your next inspection (HOT TOPIC) 17-03-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm


26-04-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm

CO2 ‘NEW’ Developing a whole school approach to parental complaints 17-05-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
CO3 ‘NEW’ Safeguarding for governors and trustees
CO4 ‘NEW’ Health and Safety for governors and trustees  29-03-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
CO5 ‘NEW’ The boards role in exclusions and panel hearings 19-05-22 6.30pm to 8.30pm
CO6 ‘NEW’ How to ensure your school or trust is statutorily compliant
CO7 ‘NEW’ Compliance with the Academy Trust Handbook
CO8 ‘NEW’ The role and responsibilities of a Trust Audit and Risk committee (trusts only) 


If the title you are looking for does not appear in our programme, please email mjones@billericayschool.com to express interest.

Key Features of our training solutions

  • All sessions address current issues boards are facing and offer practical skills, guidance, examples, and tools to do the job
  • Free high quality electronic resource packs including templates, tools, examples and checklists to take back to share with your board
  • Signposting to national resources, research and DfE guidance
  • All sessions develop the key governance competencies defined by the DfE
  • All sessions are led by experienced chairs who provide real-life examples
  • Action plans for governors to complete and take away

What people say about our training
We pride ourselves on delivering high quality governance services that really have an impact. Here are some comments from delegates who have attended our training.

‘The best training I’ve ever attended. THANK YOU!’   ‘At last training that tells me how to do the job! I feel inspired again as a governor.’ Fantastic resources! The toolkit and templates will save me so much time!  ‘The course was so helpful. I now understand how I can make a difference as a governor.’  All governors should come on this training.  If only it had been available sooner. I’m going to encourage everyone on our board to attend the next event.’

About our trainers
All our trainers are experienced Governance System Leaders (formerly NLGS). They are chairs of governing boards/trustees that have years of experience leading governance. They all have experience mentoring and supporting governance in many different settings and are experienced trainers.

Rosemary Lovatt
Rosemary is and NLG and led National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) across the East of England and NE London for many years. She is currently Vic Chair of a Multi Academy Trust. She is an experienced governance tutor, chair and trustee who has supported boards across England and has trained thousands of governors and trustees.

Julie Taylor
With nearly 30 years experience in education and Governance, Julie is an NLG and an experienced chairs and trainer who has an extensive track record of supporting governance in all types of settings across Essex and beyond. She is currently a chair of a maintained primary school and a secondary C of E Academy within a MAT.

To Book
Each of the Webinar titles above (or dates if running in Spring and Summer) are hyperlinked to our online booking system.  Please click on the title or date you wish to attend to book.  If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Jones E: mjones@billericayschool.com.