CATHOLIC MULTI ACADEMY TRUSTS: GOVERNOR TRAINING
In January we circulated details of training sessions for governors in the new Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts.
In February sessions took place for Chairs and Clerks. The new governance and accountability framework was explored together with looking at good governance, the role of the Chair and the core role of governors. All the sessions are being delivered by National Leaders of Governance. Sample feedback from attendees from the first sessions are:
‘Very informative' 'Enjoyable and stimulating’
‘Great course – well run and helped me to plan for my GB in the future’
‘This has been extremely useful to be able to see what I am doing right and what needs to be changed.’
The second round of sessions will commence after the Easter break. These are primarily for Vice Chairs or those interested in becoming a ‘Diocesan Leaders of Governance (DLG)’ but they are open to any other experienced governors.
Much is changing in our governance arrangements and the expectations of governors in the CMATs. The sessions are designed to ensure that we are clear about those changes, what good governance is and how that can support the drive on standards. There will be four modules covered:
- The role of the Vice Chair and DLG, how they can support good governance and the role of the Local Governing Body
- The Governors role in setting strategy and vision and expectations on governors in the new CMAT
- Challenge, holding leaders to account and how to do it well
- Governors role in the new CMAT in overseeing financial performance ensuring that resources are used effectively