Sarah Cope
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  • Roland Roberts
    Roland Roberts
    Cardinal Partnership

    Roland Roberts is Director of Governance and Compliance at the CSET MAT in Gloucestershire and Head of Governance for the Victoria Academies Trust in the Midlands. Roland has run his own legal practice in the Midlands for the last 15 years and acts as Company Secretary for a number of significant organisations across the UK.

    Roland supports school chairs or boards across the country with Governance advice, and is responsible for the monthly online briefing for Walsall Governors Clerks and Headteachers which has been running since 2019.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Wed 26 Jun 2024


18:30 - 19:30

Governor Training: Approving School Policies

Focus: Leadership and Management
For: Governors


As Governors, we are asked to ‘approve the policy’. What does that actually mean? What are we meant to ask? What’s appropriate challenge? Answers to this and more in this session.

Approving school policies is not the highest priority activity in most governing body meeting agendas. It is important though that all governors understand that there are times when policies should be approved without much discussion and times when they should be rigorously vetted before a decision is made to approve them.

Roland will run through how you should prepare for the policy approval process, the questions you should ask and just how far you should go to make sure your policies are relevant and effective.

Director’s Note:

Governors – sign up!  Roland is Ace!

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