Governance development & support

I will help to develop your model of governance and create consistency and excellence throughout your MAT; with elements for both central and local academy governance for a cohesive approach.


  • Review of effectiveness of governance at all levels
  • Bespoke, tailored services: governance support and development programmes for multi-academy trusts and their academies.
  • Governor training and development sessions designed to improve the effectiveness of governance.
  • Sessions for members, trustees, directors and governors as well as those on local committees

General governance courses suitable for all involved in governance to enhance understanding

  • Introduction to governance in an academy trust
  • Effective academy governance
  • ‘What’s new’ for governors
  • Introduction to academy finance
  • Financial efficiency
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Pupil exclusions
  • New and aspiring chairs development
  • Disadvantaged pupils

Examples of bespoke courses based on individual Academy/Trust needs

  • Introduction to governance in your academy trust
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • Using and interpreting data
  • Academy finance
  • Effectiveness of governance; self-evaluation
  • Role of committee chairs in your trust – a development programme