H&C2811 The Head and The Chair - a Critical Relationship

A session for Head Teachers and their Chair of Governors outlining the importance of this criticial relationship and how to get the best out of it.

The relationship between the Chair of Governors and the Head Teacher must be one of mutual support based on a clear understanding of each others roles and responsibilities. An understanding of the difference between strategic and management roles and why these roles are separate is important to effective working relationships.

This relationship although crucial is often difficult to define and achieve. Challenging conversations, if not handled carefully, can damage this relationship and can lead to disharmony at best.

This training course is designed to equip both Chairs of Governors and Head Teachers/Senior leaders with the knowledge and skills to consider their roles in forming and maintaining an effective relationship and to develop the relationship further.

Course content will include;

  • The psychology of professional relationships
  • The strategic role
  • The management role
  • Managing effective communication (negotiation, emotion, positive language etc.)
  • Undertaking challenging conversations
  • Building a professional relationship
  • Relevant ethical considerations
  • Collaborative and supportive working

The course is interactive and a number of real scenarios are used to illustrate and develop a range of skills.

The course is delivered by Trevor Kendrick a qualified psychotherapist and trainer (Cert Ed) and is an experienced school governor. Trevor is a National Leader of Governance (NLG) and a consultant for the National Governors Association. He has worked as a police negotiator and advanced interview skills instructor and has designed and delivered senior management training in the commercial and educational sectors.  

You can read more about Trevor here: https://www.5wellstsa.org.uk/index.php/school-to-school/national-leaders-of-governance/17-trevor-kendrick



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Event Date Tuesday, 28th November 2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date Tuesday, 28th November 2017 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price £50.00
5 Wells Development Centre
Barnwell Rd, Wellingborough NN8, UK
5 Wells Development Centre

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