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Code: GB/19-20/17 NGA: Leadership Development Programme for School Governors

The National Governance Association (NGA) is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong track record of delivering governance leadership programmes in cooperation with partners across England.
This programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and provides chairs, vice chairs, committee chairs and future chairs opportunities for developing leadership skills and confident governance.

Programme delivery
This programme offers a blend of flexible learning and will take approximately three terms to complete.
Led by experienced facilitators, participants will attend workshops and access effective one-to-one mentoring throughout the duration of this programme. Learning will be both group-led and independent.

What’s included in the programme?
This is a leadership programme designed for those in a chairing role, or a future chair, and will include:

  • Three face-to-face workshops focusing on leadership development
  • 360° appraisal, to evaluate strengths and development needs
  • Access to interactive e-learning modules and resources
  • Participation in action learning sets
  • Support with creating a school-based project and action plan

Benefits of the programme
This programme aims to develop chairs’ leadership skills, ensuring that governance is both effective and sustainable by:

  • Developing the chair or future chair’s knowledge, leadership skills and networks
  • Supporting the creation of an action plan which is both realistic in scope and will ensure impact on governance practice and therefore pupil outcomes
  • Targeting areas where knowledge gain is required
  • Enhancing the chair’s awareness of their own strengths and areas for development
  • Creating self-supporting groups to ensure learning continues beyond the duration of the programme
  • Offering delegates a system to problem solve through
    action learning sets

Programme outcomes
By the end of the programme, participants will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of strategic leadership within the context of governance. Participants will:

  • Know how to manage and build their team, how to build a relationship with the senior executive leader, how to plan for succession and other changes, and will be able to lead and influence when required
  • Be knowledgeable about governance structures and effective delegation, and how to work with the clerk to best effect
  • Understand the governance role in school improvement and will be able to lead the board in effectively challenging the school organisation on its performance
  • Be able to assess their own effectiveness, to problem solve, and to create and sustain their own networks

Why choose NGA Leading Governance?
NGA Leading Governance programmes:

  • Draw on NGA’s unrivalled knowledge of best governance practice
  • Build on NGA’s experience of effective training and development programmes
  • Provide bespoke training and support to meet participants’ needs
  • Are informed by governance research, DfE and Ofsted expectations
  • Utilise NGA’s online self-evaluation tools
  • Are delivered by sector-expert facilitators and consultants
  • Are quality assured
  • Are excellent value for money

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 November 2019 09:30 - 13:30 Ealing Education Centre Map
2 28 March 2020 09:30 - 13:30 Ealing Education Centre Map
3 13 June 2020 09:30 - 13:30 Ealing Education Centre Map

Code: CPD/20/160 Paediatric First Aid (Cancelled)

Target Audience

Early Years practitioners

Course Outline

This two-day course focuses on the emergency scenarios that face professionals looking after young children and infants, including teachers, playgroupleaders, childcareproviders, nannies and childminders. It meets the standards required by Ofsted.


Course Content 

• The role of the first aider

• Managing an emergency

• Communication and casualty care

• Allergic reaction

• Asthma and diabetic emergencies

• Bleeding 

• Bone,muscle and joint injuries

• Burns

• Meningitis and Sicklecell

• Choking 

• Eye injuries

• Foreign objects

• Head injuries

• Heat and cold extreme

• Poisoning,bites and stings 

• Resuscitation-child and infant

• Seizures 

• Spinal injuries

• Treatment of an unconscious casualty



Written and practical assessment and continuous observation by the trainer.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 June 2020 09:00 - 17:00 St John Ambulance Map
2 13 June 2020 09:00 - 17:00 St John Ambulance Map