Chair of the governing board

  • Chairing meetings: your complete guide
    Read our top tips on how to chair a full governing board meeting – including how to prepare in advance, stick to time and keep things on track. Use our audit to evaluate how effective your meetings are.
  • How to make co-chairing work for you
    Get a reality check on how co-chairing can work in practice, so you can decide if it’s the best model for you. Save time with our template so you can make a considered proposal to your governing board.
  • Length of service for a chair of governors
    There's no limit on chairs of governors' length of service. Find out about the benefits of restricting terms of office, including spreading good practice, boosting diversity and developing a strong board.
  • Vice-chair: role and responsibilities
    Get to grips with what it means to be a vice-chair with our downloadable role description, and see examples of responsibilities from a school and a local authority.