Build your board
School governance has never been more important.
School governance has never been more important and the expectations of those who volunteer for office are high. Strong and effective governance is one of the cornerstones of outstanding leadership.
As an education consultant Charmaine carries out External Reviews of Governance for Leicestershire County Council and knows that for many schools the first sign of serious weakness in governance practice comes as negative feedback from an Ofsted visit. The most common weaknesses found by Ofsted are in Strategic Leadership and Accountability. Governors are expected to be partners in shaping the vision of the organisation and are accountable for holding the Senior leaders of the organisation to account for delivering a strategy driven by that vision.
Invest in your board now, before it becomes a cause for concern. Ensure that your board can bring capacity and energy to your vision of providing a world-class education for the young people and community you serve.Charmaine can work with your governing body to strengthen leadership capacity and performance. A package specifically designed for you can be created using our online assessment tool based on the Competency Framework for Governance. Typically, this might look like one 3-hour twilight team building session, with additional coaching and training sessions as indicated by the initial enquiry and discovery stage. Sessions can also be arranged for on Saturdays.
“Charmaine is a truly exceptional coach.”
“Charmaine has helped me to develop a better understanding of the steps needed to lead on a whole school initiative. The coaching experience had impact on my confidence and ability to lead on a whole school initiative. I think that it would be useful for all new SLT members to be given some developmental coaching such as this.” Leadership Development Coaching
“My coaching relationship with Charmaine has been both a revelation and life-changing. Her effect on my life, both at work and at home, has been considerable and lasting. I highly recommend her as a coach.” Executive Life Coaching
“One of the best sessions we’ve had. Charmaine Roche ran an excellent session and we all got something out of it. It was such an open, creative and thought-provoking 3 hours. A huge thank you to Charmaine and all the women who came and made it such an enjoyable experience.” Resilience Workshop
“The training went really well, I was so pleased that everyone engaged. I feel it has given me the strength to be able to calmly remind the team of what we discussed in the training and put it into practice.” Team Resilience Training
“Working with Charmaine gave us renewed clarity. Having someone who is aware of our roles and responsibilities but does not have all the baggage enables a new set of eyes to observe things that may well be obscured from the team itself. The team coaching was a real insight and thought-provoking, thank you!” Leadership Team Coaching
“I selected Charmaine to be my coach, as I liked the way she said things, and I thought she would challenge me, which was what I wanted. She suggested a 360-degree feedback exercise, which she conducted and analysed brilliantly well. As a result, I feel that I am more proactive at work, and have learned some great strategies and techniques to help me be more productive which will pay dividends in years to come.” Life Transition and Leadership Development Coaching
“Charmaine coaching style is direct and to the point. Her feedback was high quality and helpful, better than anything I have experienced in my career so far. The whole process felt natural. I have gained confidence and resilience, I feel that I am on the right pathway with a sense of direction and alignment. This was a good investment.”
“I have worked with Charmaine for 2 years and have gained increased confidence in my ability as a leader. As a coach, Charmaine provides opportunities for deep reflection and learning. You focus on actions and can see the progress. She provided an individualised programme and has the ability to adapt the session as needed to get the maximum benefit out of it for me. I particularly found the use of video (for interview coaching) was powerful. I could see the change as we went through the day as well as feel it. Being able to see me and have the time to reflect on it with the support and challenge of Charmaine was transformative.” Leadership Development Coaching
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