Great expectations – you and your Governors?

Richard Harman - General Secretary (AGBIS)

Richard Harman - photo cropWhat do your governors expect of you and what should you expect of them? This workshop will explore the vital - and increasingly complex - set of relationships that underpin good governance and good leadership in our schools. We will look at 'the fine line' between governance and management, considering how best to ensure all parties tread it with mutual care and confidence.'

Richard was educated at The King’s School, Worcester, followed by Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read English.  Having spent two years working for an academic publisher, he decided his real vocation was in teaching.  After five years at Marlborough College teaching English and Drama, during which time he also completed his PGCE at Exeter University, he spent 12 years at Eastbourne College.  Progressing from Head of English to Housemaster of a Sixth Form girls’ house to member of the Senior Management Team, he then became Headmaster of Aldenham in September 2000 and thence to Uppingham in 2006.  During his tenure, Richard was Chairman of both BSA (2011-12) and of HMC (2014-15). After a decade leading Uppingham and 32 years overall in teaching, he embarked on a third career as General Secretary of AGBIS.

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