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Podcast: How to build relationships with your governors

Tes talks with Liz Free, CEO of an IB continuum school in Switzerland, about how leaders can make the most of their governors, and about the tricky question of when schools should bring in outside consultants

30th September 2022, 12:00pm (TES Podcast)

Dan Worth

Liz Free

Finding time to teach as a head teacher – and leader courses for students Tes International

In the latest Tes International podcast we chat with Mark Leppard, the headmaster of The British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi about why he still finds time to teach in the classroom despite a school leader – and the benefits he believes this brings to his leadership.He also explains why the school has created its own leadership programme for students to help augment their learning beyond A levels – and how this course has evolved over the years.Finally he talks about how heads can avoid the loneliness that can occur when leading a school and the importance of maintaining close relationships with other senior staff or leaders across your region – or indeed the world.
  1. Finding time to teach as a head teacher – and leader courses for students
  2. Delivering remote education to increase eductional access
  3. Helping staff achieve their management dreams
  4. Governors and consultants: How to use them to your advantage
  5. The art of induction: Settling into life in NYC

In this episode of the Tes International podcast, we chat with Liz Free, CEO and director at International School Rheintal (ISR) in Switzerland, about how she set about establishing a relationship with her board of governors that works for both her and them to benefit the school, and why this isn’t as easy as it sounds.

She also discusses the tricky questions of when and how to call on external consultants to help you – from how you pick the right person or organisation for your needs to how you can make it clear what you want them to do – and why sometimes you have to decide their advice is not right for your setting, even if you’ve paid good money for it. 

You can listen below or on your podcast platform of choice, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.https://player.captivate.fm/episode/605d6203-0bfe-4c5a-9f15-d7dedbe79e39


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