Board of Education
Promoting Christian distinctiveness through excellent education in the Diocese of Rochester

Diocesan Governors Development Programme

Jun 26, 2017

This is a new training programme designed for Church school governors which explores 6 key areas of governors' roles and responsibilities across the year

The sessions are:

The role of a Church school governor (19th June 2017)

¨ Strategic leadership, planning and management

¨ Roles and responsibilities

¨ Overview of Christian character, ethos and values

Christian Distinctiveness (3rd October 2017)

¨ Overview of SIAMS framework

¨ Religious Education in a Church school context

¨ Collective Worship

¨ Links to school effectiveness

School Effectiveness (23rd November 2017)

¨ Overview of Ofsted framework

¨ The importance of performance data and assessment

¨ The role of the governor in school improvement

¨ Links to Christian Distinctiveness

Monitoring – the role of the governor (29th January 2018)

¨ The importance of self-evaluation

¨ What should governor’s monitor?

¨ Using the Governor’s Competency Framework

Governance & Admissions  (21st March 2018)


¨ Core Functions

¨ Ofsted considerations

¨ Governing Body composition models

¨ Instruments of Government


¨ Guidance on the 2014 School Admissions Code

¨ Model Admission and oversubscription policies

¨ Model Supplementary Information Form

Recruitment & Headteacher appraisal (10th May 2018)

¨ Overview of the role of governors in recruitment of school staff

¨ The use of a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR)

¨ Performance management process—appraisals for Headteacher

¨ Links to the development of the Christian character and ethos of a Church school

Participating schools are able to send up to three governors to each session. 

All sessions will take place at St Botolph's CofE Primary School in Chevening and start at 5.30pm and finish at 7.30pm.

Cost: £375 (ex vat) - please contact Teresa Spearink for more details.