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Chairs Forum

Autumn Term 2020

Essential information and Guidance is provided by LCC, through Governor Services, to representatives from Governing Bodies.

This is the responsibility now of Suzanne Edwards.

During the Covid 19 emergency normal Forums have been cancelled. Special training is being provided, all by Online video conferencing:

COVID-19 Update
Schools' Return to Learning
OfSTED Interim School Visits

The following dates have just been released for additional Chairs Forums. These are in addition to those held in October and will have a new agenda.

To reserve your place please click here and select either Tuesday 8 December, Thursday 10 December or Tuesday 15 December, all 5pm - 6pm.


Developing the Role of the Chair of the Governing Board - Wednesday 2 and Wednesday 9 December, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This course will centre on the six core competencies (strategic leadership, accountability, people, structures, compliance and evaluation) as described in DfE documentation. Each area will be explored in terms of the Chair's role in developing an effective governing board. Delegates will have opportunities for discussion with colleagues and will formulate their own next steps.

Advanced notice:

Agenda TBC

Bookings can be made by governors here.

Below are the times, dates and venues for the meetings this term.

NB – It does not have to be the Chair of Governors who only goes to this training – the Chair can nominate another governor in their place.

Important points:

  • The sessions have been arranged by the District your school is located, but if Chairs'/Vice Chairs' (as appropriate) are unable to participate on the specific date/time; an evening session has been arranged for all districts.  Alternatively, Chairs'/Vice Chairs' can register for a session in another district.
  • Registration for the briefing sessions is via the LPDS website above.  However, if governors have any difficulty registering online, please contact LPDS directly on 01257 516100.
  • Please forward any questions prior to the session to and there will be an opportunity at the end of the session for governor discussion. Please state the session that you are attending.  It may not be possible to answer all questions at the individual sessions, but the Authority will look to providing a composite response to queries when all sessions have been completed.
  • The Zoom hyperlink and password will be emailed to you to enable you to join the video conferencing session.

The sessions will be recorded and a link will be available to delegates following the end of the briefing period.






02 and 04

Wyre and Fylde

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

4pm - 5pm




Tuesday 30th June

4pm - 5pm




Tuesday 7th July

4pm - 5pm


07 & 09

South Ribble and Chorley

Friday 26th June

9.30am - 10.30am



West Lancashire

Friday 3rd July

9.30am - 10.30am


11 & 14

Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale

Friday 10th July

9.30am - 10.30am


12 & 13

Burnley and Pendle

Tuesday 23rd June

9.30am - 10.30am



All Districts

Tuesday 7th July

7pm - 9pm


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