Innovation and Excellence in Governance

Post lockdown governance should never be the same again. This webinar considers innovative and highly effective approaches in maintained and academy sectors that can be adapted in your context.

This will include:

  • What should the priority foci of governance be?
  • How might governance boards more effectively work with and challenge executive leaders?
  • Innovative governance models that work
  • Building the right team
  • Getting the best Governance for your context is no accident.

Mike Simmonds

Mike Simmonds is at the cutting edge of school governance. For over 30 years he has served in school governance across three counties. He chairs the governance board of several schools and is the Chair of Directors of a MAT which currently includes five schools. He chairs Interim Executive Boards and has been engaged in developing innovative approaches in a number of contexts.

He is Governance Consultant for the Diocese of Chelmsford and Liverpool Hope University. These roles include delivering training; providing support for schools, mentoring chairs and governance boards; and writing/creating online and other resources. Alongside this he is a motivational speaker at conferences and CPD opportunities on governance, You can find out all about his work at

He tweets @GOMikeS.