Our Autumn 2021 dates are now available for our highly effective  WEBINARS for governors and trustees.  

  • Make a great start to the academic year by investing in the development of your skills and competencies as a governor.
  • Join our AUTUMN 2021 governance webinars to support your board.
  • Webinars are linked to the Governance Competency Framework and address current issues such as the return to school following the pandemic.

See below for WEBINARS we are offering and to book places!


Webinar Descriptions and BookingClick on the hyperlinked Webinar title to be taken to our online booking system to view the webinar description and to make  booking 

Autumn 2021 Programme

Code Title Date and time
Competency Area: Strategic Leadership
SL1 How to ensure clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for your school, academy, or trust 20-10-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
SL3 Thinking strategically about effective and efficient use of finances/resources to improve your school, academy, or trust (HOT TOPIC) 01-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
SL5 Strategic risk management – a guide for governors and trustees 09-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
SL6 Questions to ask before approving your Improvement Plan 10-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Competency Area: Accountability
AC1 ‘NEW’ Monitoring Pupil Premium and support for the disadvantaged (HOT TOPIC) 29-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC2 Governance of SEND 18-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC5 Monitoring the quality of education and the curriculum (HOT TOPIC) 23-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC7 Ensuring robust performance management in your school 07-10-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC9 ‘NEW’ Monitoring pupil behaviours for learning, mental health, and wellbeing (HOT TOPIC) 07-12-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC10 ‘NEW’ Developing effective professional relationships as chair 21-10-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
AC11 Holding to account for the use of the catch-up premium (HOT TOPIC) 13-10-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Competency Area: People
PE1 The essentials of school governance (two sessions) – an induction/refresher 05-10-21 & 02-11-21
6.30pm to 8.30pm
PE2 The recruitment, retention, and development of your governance team 24-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
PE3 How to lead your governance team as the Chair (three sessions) 18-10-21, 08-11-21 & 29-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
PE5 ‘NEW’ An introduction to being a trustee for experienced governors 4-10-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Competency Area: Structures
ST2 ‘NEW’ Getting delegation of governance right within a MAT – enhancing your Scheme of Delegation (HOT TOPIC) 11-10-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
ST4 ‘NEW’ Getting communication and information management right in a MAT (HOT TOPIC) 6-12-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
ST5 ‘NEW’ The role and responsibilities of a trust Audit and Risk Committee (HOT TOPIC) 15-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Competency Area: Compliance
CO1 ‘NEW’ Understand the latest Ofsted framework and preparing for your next inspection (HOT TOPIC) 21-10-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
CO3 ‘NEW’ Safeguarding for governors and trustees 11-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
CO6 ‘NEW’ How to ensure your school or trust is statutorily compliant 02-12-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm
CO7 ‘NEW’ Compliance with the Academies Financial Handbook 22-11-21 6.30pm to 8.30pm


If the title you are looking for does not appear in our Autumn 2021 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 led National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) across the East of England and NE London for many years. She is an experienced governance tutor, chair and trustee who has supported boards across England and has trained thousands of governors and trustees.

Linda Robinson
Linda is an experienced Governance System Leader (formerly NLG), governance tutor, mentor and coaching delivering bespoke training to governors across the eastern region. Linda’s experience as a trustee and chair enables her to support and develop effective governance practices in her role as a Governance Advisor to LGBs and Trustees within her MAT.

Julie Taylor

With nearly 30 years experience in education and Governance, Julie is an experienced Governance System Leader (formerly NLG), chair 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 are hyperlinked to our online booking system.  Please click on the title you wish to attend to book.  If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Jones E: mjones@billericayschool.com.