TEN Shop products: conferences, subscriptions, books and papers, webinars, DVDs and CDs. Search Results
 Live Webinar: First Principals: The Relationship Between the Board and the School Head

Date: Friday 22nd October 2021
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 12noon to 1pm
Qld: 11am to 12noon
SA:  11.30am to 12.30pm
NT:  10.30am to 11.30am
WA: 9am to 10am


Good governance requires the board of a school and the principal having a successful and productive relationship to achieve the best decisions and outcomes. When this relationship breaks down, its impact can profoundly affect the school and the greater community of stakeholders. This session will explore some key elements of the board/principal relationship and highlight strategies for successfully pre-empting and managing relationship tensions and breakdowns, including:

  • What does a successful relationship between a board and the principal look like?
  • The importance of recruitment and due diligence on getting the right person
  • Setting out the parameters through position description, delegations and authorisations
  • Key contract terms for effective relationship management - performance indicators and annual review requirements, termination provisions and dispute resolution processes
  • Should the principal be a member of the Board? Drawing a line between governance and management
  • When is it time for the principal to go? Effective board strategies for termination
  • Lessons from the past and what they can teach us - some high-profile cases discussed
  • A best practice toolkit for managing a breakdown:
  • early signs and intervention
  • collective decision-making and responsibility
  • dispute resolution options
  • minimising reputational and other damage through effective crisis management.
Live Webinars,Schools Law,Live Webinar: First Principals: The Relationship Between the Board and the School Head Elizabeth Jameson, Founder Consultant, Board Matters,

From her background as a corporate/commercial lawyer and partner of national law firm and now over 25 years as a practising director, Elizabeth speaks with authority in this space.  She founded Board Matters and its associated governance legal practice, Board Matters Legal, in 2002 and is now widely respected and consultant as a leader in the field..

In the intervening 20 years since founding Board Matters, Elizabeth has facilitated thousands of AICD courses and sessions, sat as a member of dozens of boards, having chaired several of them and, of direct relevance to this webinar series, was the chair of a leading Australian independent girls school for 12 years.


This webinar is suitable for Board members, School Principals and Senior executives from private and independent schools, around Australia, along with their advisors. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

© Television Education Network Pty Ltd 2021

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.

At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBOOCT21
 Price:   $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
© 2021 Television Education Network Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The program for this webinar is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.