Nicky Gumbel Tweeted 1/2/12Three types of leaders:1. Those who make things happen.2. Those who watch things happen.3. Those who havn't a clue what is happening. Leader:ChairGBHeadParentsVision – usually led by the leader however corporate or consultative they areHead is the primary leader – in partnership with the gb – consulting parents and pupils In respect of the GB – I have come to the conclusion that……
Parable of the trees from Judges 9.8-15What did it mean?What does it mean now? About the calling to lead- what upside down wisdom?
Examples of how that kind of servanthood can manifest itself – without the need to remove shoes!Christmas dinner at school?Practical – affirming action during Inspection: Cakes!
Whilst Christians ought to be highly motived to build and sustain good relationships – why are we so bad at it in the church?Maybe the Christian school has a unique opportunity to model this
Final exercisePlan together how you will become more effective in your relationship as head and chair AND Making the most of your GB
CST heads & governors conference 2012 session2
MIKE SIMMONDSEducation Consultant Enabling projects that transform
Good Practice for a Session 2 governing bodyThe role of the Head and the Chair of Governors
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. 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.
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
Leading Governors, NCSL & NGA, 20115 Key Roles of a ChairLeading Effective Governance ME?Building the teamRelationship with HeadteacherLeading the businessImproving your school
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.
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.
Key Skills for Governors • Focusing on strategy • Asking the right questions “rightly” • Recognising whether the answers are correct • Celebrating success
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
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