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School Governors' Awareness Day 2024

This year's theme was 'Inclusion' and you can now catch up on any of the Strictly Education webinar sessions that you may have missed on the day, in your own time.

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Introduction to governance webinar

28 May 2024, 12.00pm - 13.00pm

This webinar by recruitment charity Governors for Schools will cover the role of school governing boards, how the charity's free service works and the training they provide you with both before and after you are appointed as a school governor.

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Introduction to GovernorHub

Find out how GovernorHub helps boards to work together better. Join a 30 minute taster and see how GovernorHub can help your board to manage governance more effectively.

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Young Governors Network

Attendance is open to all young governors and trustees below the age of 40. NGA membership is not required.

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Governing in 2023:Navigating Challenges and Shaping the Future webinar

In this webinar, Nina Sharma and Megan Tate from the NGA provide the latest analysis of the key challenges confronting schools and trusts in 2023 using insights and trends in governance from their 2023 survey. They present an overview of the changes over the past year, shedding light on the shifting priorities and emerging issues facing schools and trusts across the nation.

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Safe Schools, Sound Futures: Estate Management for Governing Boards

In this webinar, NGA explores what responsibilities the board hold in relation to school and trust estates, what the leading concerns are across the sector, and what boards can do about it. While many governing boards are considering a long-term approach to building and estate management, others are in need of urgent strategies to rectify major health and safety concerns.

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Governance Q&A session with IGovS

To mark the end of Volunteers’ Week 2023 Governors for Schools teamed up with Independent Governor Support to host a free Q&A panel for school governance volunteers with questions about their role.

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Being Strategic

In this webinar, NGA Director of Advice and Guidance, Steve Edmonds explains how governing boards and school leaders work together to develop and review a strategy.

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Complaints management for governing boards

Drawing on common query topics hear from the NGA where they share practical tips for overcoming some of the difficulties commonly encountered. The webinar highlights the important considerations at each stage of the process and how these might apply in practice.

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Strategic governance for strong trusts

This webinar looks at what makes a MAT strong, and how governance can be the key to trust success.

The NGA explore how governance in MATs works in practice, from the business of the trust board, through to how they work and communicate with the local tier of governance at school level. The session also looks at the ongoing work of the DfE's regulatory and commissioning review.

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Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium (with Better Governor)

Join Better Governor's Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn as they:

- explore monitoring strategies that governors
can use to focus on the effectiveness of spending Pupil Premium
- reflect on good practice in identifying the impact
of Pupil Premium

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Is your governance ready for Ofsted? (With Better Governor)

Join Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn to:
- find out when schools are likely to be inspected by Ofsted
- consider how governance readiness for inspection is very much business as usual
- encourage reflection on the effectiveness of governance in your school, which will be recognised by Ofsted.

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School budget pressures – The role of governance (Governors for Schools with Better Governor)

Catch up on a valuable discussion about school budget pressures.

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Inspection and governance by Ofsted

In this webinar, representatives from Ofsted discuss inspection and governance in maintained schools and academies.

Speaker panel:
- Lee Owston HMI, Deputy Director, Schools and Early Education.
- Sandy Hayes Senior HMI, Schools and Early Education.
- Belita Scott Senior HMI, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Governors for Schools conference - 27-28 September 2022

Catch up on 2 days of talks and workshops for governors

Both days featured a variety of panels and workshops on topics to suit every attendee. Themes to explore included Pupil Premium, succession planning, onboarding new governors, academisation, and much more.

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GovernorHub the future of governance webinar - 13 June 2022

Plans for an all-academy schools system are underway.

Hear from our panel of 3 expert speakers (Emma Knights, CEO National Governance Association, Sam Freedman, Institute for Government and Sir Jon Coles, CEO United Learning) as they discuss what school and trust governance should or could look like in this new landscape.

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GovernorHub wellbeing webinar with co-principal Vic Goddard - 7 March 2022

Vic Goddard, co-principal of Passmores Academy in Essex, speaks about the pandemic's impact on headteachers and how governors and boards can better support theirs.

An informal, thought-provoking and honest conversation around the topic of wellbeing from the perspective of a school leader.

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GovernorHub cybersecurity webinar with Sir Dan Moynihan - 30 November 2021

Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO of The Harris Federation, speaks about the 3 million pound ransomware attack on his trust in 2021
and what other schools or trusts should do to ensure they too can withstand an attack.

A very open and honest account of a complex and challenging incident with useful advice and recommendations for governing boards.

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