Course code Price Keystage(s) Presented by
GOV102
  • £165 (LCC Fee)
  • £165 (Ext Fee)
Foundation; KS1; KS2; KS3; KS4; Post16
  • Ruth Thompson (Governor Tutor)
  • Jim Riley (Governor Tutor)
Suitable for: New chairs, vice-chairs and any governor looking to take on the role as well as experienced chairs and vice-chairs.

Course Objectives

Schools which have bought into the Service Level Agreement will receive this course for free as part of their package but will be charged £25 for non-attendance. Schools which have not bought in to the SLA will be charged the full course fee.


•This course will centre on the six core competencies (strategic leadership, accountability, people, structures, compliance and evaluation) as described in DfE documentation.
•Each area will be explored in terms of the Chair's role in developing an effective governing board.
•Delegates will have opportunities for discussion with colleagues and will formulate their own next steps.


This course is for Governors only, unless stated. Schools that have bought into the Service Level Agreement will receive these courses for free as part of their package but will be charged £25 for non-attendance. Schools that have not bought into the SLA will be charged the full course fees as indicated.

If you have applied online and ticked to have your course acceptance sent via email, the email will be sent 4 weeks before the course, as well as a letter being sent to the your Schools' Portal. It is important that you inform LPDS if you are unable to attend a course to avoid the charge for non-attendance.

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Contact us

Lancashire Professional Development Service
The Centre for Learning Excellence
Woodlands Conference Centre
Southport Road
Chorley
PR7 1QR

Tel: 01257 516100
Email: lpds@lancashire.gov.uk