Governance Training

Governance Training for BSME Schools

This training on effective governance is based on good practice observed in the UK and internationally, tailored to the context of schools in the Middle East. The overview of the course is outlined below but the exact content of each session has been determined in consultation with a small steering group of BSME heads and governors.

Session 1 | Wednesday 17th November 2021, 1:00-2:30pm GMT
Introductory Session | Free of Charge to BSME Schools

The 90-minute session will be set in the context of schools in the Middle East and North Africa. We will refer to ‘governors’ as a shorthand term for those exercising the governance function in different contexts to include, for example, proprietors or directors. We will explore the principles and characteristics of good governance. We will also identify the key functions of governance and the characteristics needed for those engaged in governance from a variety of sources, including BSO inspectorates and serving heads.

Session 2 | Wednesday 19th January 2022, 1:00-2:00pm GMT
Sessions 2, 3 & 4 | One-off fee of £175 per person for all three sessions (book by 14 January 2022)

Session 2 outlines governors’ responsibilities in terms of inspection and other requirements, and explores what kinds of data they need to see and how to interrogate it​ 

Session 3 | Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 1:00-2:00pm GMT

Session 3 will explore the relationship with the principal or head, including how to approach the appointment, what constitutes ‘critical friendship’ and how to balance providing both challenge and support in order to get the best out of him or her. 

Session 4 | Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 1:00-2:00pm GMT

Session 4 will look at the role of governors as the guardians of the school’s aims and values, how this relates to the setting of strategy and how to monitor the implementation of a strategic plan. 

Format of the Sessions

Sessions will include elements of presentation, opportunities for interaction with delegates and input from heads and/or directors from BSME schools. A ‘talking shop’ will be available to interact with presenters and each other. 


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