Just for Chairs 

Shaping the leadership of Chairs' or soon to be Chairs'

Being an effective Chair of Governors is vital to the success and effectiveness of any school governing board.  Using our own governing experience and that gained by supporting 100s of Chairs and their boards', we have created a new development programme called Just for Chairs!

'Just for Chairs' supports existing or soon to be Chairs of Governing Boards to learn or refresh their knowledge and skills across nine key themes.  Using the proven and effective technique, Shaping Governance™️, Chairs in each cohort, explore together each of these, alongside support, advice and guidance from one of our Shaping Governance™️ team.


                                                                 What's involved?

  • Delivered in cohorts (Five Chairs in each);
  • Three virtual meet-ups per cohort focusing on key aspects of the Chair’s leadership role;
  • An asset-based evaluative toolkit to identify your strengths and opportunity areas;
  • Board observation and subsequent improvement planning;
  • Access to a special Facebook Group for all cohorts - to continue to learn and network.

                                                     What participants' will gain

  • An understanding of the different working models of governance, how they could apply to their board and will create their own Governance Jigsaw;
  • Tools and tips for building effective working relationships with the Head and other senior leaders, other governors and the clerk to governors;
  • An appreciation of the balance of providing challenge and support and its role in school improvement;
  • An understanding of asset-based techniques to enhance your governing experience and assess your own and your colleagues' performance;
  • Working connections to other boards - which is lacking.




Summer 1 - 2021


24th April 2021

8th May 2021

22nd May 2021

Observation and

Improvement Planning TBC

Summer 2 - 2021


7th June 2021

21st June 2021

5th July 2021

Observation and

Improvement Planning TBC

Autumn 1 - 2021


14th September 2021

28th September 2021

12th October 2021

Observation and

Improvement Planning TBC

Use the form below to request further information and costings or email su@insighttoimpactconsulting.co.uk