MIKE SIMMONDSEducation Consultant      Enabling projects that transform
Good Practice for a                               Session 2 governing bodyThe role of the Head and the     Chair of Govern...
©istock/hh5800/File #: 18373145HeadteachersGet the governing body andchair they deserve!
Sidelined or Engaged? Avoided or Trusted?
Identify the leader
bodies in England                                           The ‘hidden givers’: a study of school governing              ...
Leading Governors, NCSL & NGA, 20115 Key Roles of a ChairLeading Effective GovernanceBuilding the teamRelationship with He...
A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch
A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch• Judge
A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch• Judge• King
A Biblical Chair?•   Patriarch•   Judge•   King•   Apostle
A Biblical Chair?•   Patriarch•   Judge•   King•   Apostle•   Servant
Am I a Biblical Chair?•   Patriarch•   Judge•   King•   Apostle•   Servant
14 And if your Lord and teacher haswashed your feet, you should do thesame for each other.                                ...
Mobilising people to meet                                                               Custodians of Culture             ...
Leading Governors, NCSL & NGA, 20115 Key Roles of a ChairLeading Effective Governance                                ME?Bu...
©istock/hh5800/File #: 18373145HeadteachersThe relationship with their chair ofgovernors
Leading Governors, NCSL & NGA, 2011The relationship between thechair and the headteacher isone of the most importantworkin...
1. Explore your                    • Time   expectations of the   relationship.           • Relationship2. Do the arrangem...
©istock/hh5800/File #: 18373145Heads & ChairsManaging, Restraining & ReleasingSchool Governors
Key Skills for Governors • Focusing on strategy • Asking the right questions “rightly” • Recognising whether the answers  ...
Key Skills for Heads• Providing the right information• Valuing the strategic role of the  governing body• Seeking the view...
RELIABILITY                      ACCEPTANCE                                                                        The Fou...
Managing                                              Your school governors                           Training©sxc.hu/svil...
Consultancy              with              MIKE SIMMONDS   Consultation  Chair Mentoring       ©sxc.hu/svilen001Bespoke ...
Restraining                                            Your school governors                 Strategy not day to day      ...
Releasing                             Your school governorsThe ultimate   Empoweredobjective:     Trustworthy             ...
©sxc.hu/nosheep                  Planning together for effectiveness                  ACTION PLAN
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  1. 1. MIKE SIMMONDSEducation Consultant Enabling projects that transform
  2. 2. Good Practice for a Session 2 governing bodyThe role of the Head and the Chair of Governors
  3. 3. ©istock/hh5800/File #: 18373145HeadteachersGet the governing body andchair they deserve!
  4. 4. Sidelined or Engaged? Avoided or Trusted?
  5. 5. Identify the leader
  6. 6. bodies in England The ‘hidden givers’: a study of school governing The findingsThe role of the chair – asignificant educational and community leadership responsibility..
  7. 7. Leading Governors, NCSL & NGA, 20115 Key Roles of a ChairLeading Effective GovernanceBuilding the teamRelationship with HeadteacherLeading the businessImproving your school
  8. 8. A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch
  9. 9. A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch• Judge
  10. 10. A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch• Judge• King
  11. 11. A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch• Judge• King• Apostle
  12. 12. A Biblical Chair?• Patriarch• Judge• King• Apostle• Servant
  13. 13. Am I a Biblical Chair?• Patriarch• Judge• King• Apostle• Servant
  14. 14. 14 And if your Lord and teacher haswashed your feet, you should do thesame for each other. John 13 (CEV)15 I have set the example, and youshould do for each other exactly whatI have done for you.16 I tell you for certain that servantsare not greater than their master, andmessengers are not greater than theone who sent them.
  15. 15. Mobilising people to meet Custodians of Culture Leadership: Theadaptive challenges … is at theheart of leadership practice …leadership generates newcultural norms that enablepeople to meet on ongoingstream of adaptive challenges ina world that will likely pose anongoing set of adaptive realitiesand pressures. (Heifetz, 2002)From: A Culture for LearningAn investigation into the values and beliefs associated witheffective schools March 2004 Hay Group Education
  16. 16. Leading Governors, NCSL & NGA, 20115 Key Roles of a ChairLeading Effective Governance ME?Building the teamRelationship with HeadteacherLeading the businessImproving your school
  17. 17. ©istock/hh5800/File #: 18373145HeadteachersThe relationship with their chair ofgovernors
  18. 18. Leading Governors, NCSL & NGA, 2011The relationship between thechair and the headteacher isone of the most importantworking relationships in theschool…. They are both schoolleaders and their overall purposeis essentially the same – it is theirway of working that differs.
  19. 19. 1. Explore your • Time expectations of the relationship. • Relationship2. Do the arrangements • Excellence for keeping in touch suit both parties? • Vision3. How effective is your critical friendship? • Faith How can it be improved.
  20. 20. ©istock/hh5800/File #: 18373145Heads & ChairsManaging, Restraining & ReleasingSchool Governors
  21. 21. Key Skills for Governors • Focusing on strategy • Asking the right questions “rightly” • Recognising whether the answers are correct • Celebrating success
  22. 22. Key Skills for Heads• Providing the right information• Valuing the strategic role of the governing body• Seeking the views and support of the governing body
  23. 23. RELIABILITY ACCEPTANCE The Four Elements of TrustPeople you relate to want to All people want to be acceptedknow if you do what you say you for who they are. Not judgedwill do. It’s hard to have criticised or made to feelconfidence in a person who inferior.makes promises they don’t keep! OPENNESS CONGRUENCEPeople tend to want to co- The final element of trust isoperate best with people who congruence – the knowledgewill “level” with them, not hide that what is you, is on track withanything and give them the what you believe, what youwhole story (even though it may know to be true and what younot all be good news). do.Fifth element: Unity in Christ
  24. 24. Managing Your school governors Training©sxc.hu/svilen001 Transparent information Support & provide Spoon feed questions Encourage & team build
  25. 25. Consultancy with MIKE SIMMONDS Consultation  Chair Mentoring  ©sxc.hu/svilen001Bespoke Training  Conference Speaking
  26. 26. Restraining Your school governors Strategy not day to day Code of Conduct School Visits Policy Confidentiality Good Procedures©sxc.hu/sachyn
  27. 27. Releasing Your school governorsThe ultimate Empoweredobjective: Trustworthy Effective
  28. 28. ©sxc.hu/nosheep Planning together for effectiveness ACTION PLAN
  29. 29. Recommended Reading

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