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Course Date

September 11, 2017

Course Cost


Registration and coffee from 9.30 a.m. Including Lunch

Course Time

10:00 - 16:00


Radisson Blu Hotel

80 High St
The Royal Mile

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

Roles/Responsibilities & the GDPR

The day will provide essential training for Governors in independent schools and will offer an excellent opportunity to network.  All Governors are warmly invited to attend. 

The morning session will be run by David Nicholl LLB CPFA, Chief Executive of On Board Training and Consultancy Ltd.  David has trained more than 500 Boards of organisations in Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and beyond,  and is the author of more than 20 publications on Governance.

  ‘On Board’ provides trustees/governing body members with practical information and guidance on their roles and responsibilities, in particular how to discharge their legal duties under Scottish charity law, and other issues of accountability and governance.  It also provides practical advice on how to avoid some of the common pitfalls that Boards and Trustees can fall into,  and how to manage some of the crucial relationships within and outwith the Board.

The morning session will be divided into two parts:

Fundamental Roles and Responsibilities – Getting it Right!

The role of the Board of Trustees

Case studies: fundamental principles of Board life

The duties of a trustee under Scottish Charity Law

What are the distinguishing marks of an effective Trustee?

Roles of the Chair, Board Secretary and Principal

Managing Key Relationships – Internal and External 

The afternoon session will focus on the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  which comes into effect in May 2018 and comprehensively re-writes the rules on data protection, consent, retention of data, subject access, record keeping & data security, all backed by a significantly increased fine regime.  This session will be led by Gilson Gray LLP and will explore the role of Governing Boards in this context. 

The role of SCIS

John Edward, Director of SCIS, will finish the day with a look at the role of SCIS and support available to Governors and schools. 

**Please register as soon as possible and by Friday 1 September at the latest**


Lead Delegate

For non members, please complete the name and address of your school for invoicing, or personal address if self-funding. Self-funding applicants are required to pay in advance. Non members will be invoiced before attending a course.

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