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Event Date

September 1, 2022

Event Cost


Event Time

14:00 - 16:00


Hosted virtually by SCIS

1 St Colme Street


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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised by email 5 working days prior to the event.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 5 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.

Event Description

This session will provide essential training for all recently appointed Governors in independent schools; it is directed particularly to new Governors and those Governors who are wishing to update their knowledge.

The day will be led by colleagues from Shepherd+ Wedderburn: Malcolm Rust, Partner and Head of the Private Client and Charities teams; and Heather Bird, Senior Associate who will provide a key focus on Good Governance. The following will be explored with delegates:

Fundamental Roles and Responsibilities

  • The role of the Board of Trustees
  • Fundamental principles of Board life
  • The duties of a Trustee under Scottish Charity Law
  • Common issues with Governing Boards

In addition, John Edward, Director of SCIS, will consider the role of SCIS and support available to Governors and schools.  

This will be facilitated as a virtual session via Zoom.

***Joining instructions will be sent out 24 hours in advance***

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