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AGBIS/HMC Good Governance Programme: What makes a good relationship between the Governors and Head? - Thursday 14 October 2021

This course is for Governors of schools in AGBIS and/or HMC membership.


This webinar will be led by Richard Harman, Chief Executive, AGBIS and Simon Hyde, General Secretary and Membership Secretary, HMC.

This session will enable participants to gain a clear understanding of:

  • the importance of contracting – on paper and in other ways – at the beginning of the relationship between the new head and Chair.
  • setting up structures to support the head, for example coaching, appraisal, and professional development
  • the role of the head, and (for heads) the role of Governors in providing support and challenge
  • what might go wrong and why, and what to do if things are going



16.00 – 16.05

Welcome and introductions

16.05 – 16.15

Practicalities; the heads’ job description, structures, contracting and transition

Speaker: Richard Harman, CEO, AGBIS

16.15 – 16.25

Governance from the Head’s Perspective
Speaker: Nick Gregory

16.25 – 16.30

Chair of Governors’ perspective

Speaker: Richard Harman, CEO, AGBIS

16.30 – 16.50

What can go wrong and how

Speaker: Dr Simon Hyde, General Secretary, HMC

16.50 – 17.00

Case studies

Speaker: Richard Harman, CEO, AGBIS and Dr Simon Hyde, General Secretary, HMC

17.00 - 17.10

Professional development, appraisal and support from the associations

Speaker: Jo Beckett, Interim Director of Development, HMC

17.10 – 17.30

Q & A

Chair:  Melanie Horsburgh, Director of Member Services, HMC


Closing remarks and finish


Please click here for further information about the Good Governance Programme.

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