This course aims to provide new governors or governors new to school finance with an understanding of how schools are funded and the part the governing board plays in ensuring financial accountability.
An opportunity for secondary governors to hear about the role of the Secondary Board and excellence as standard.
The Board has worked over the past year to establish a pioneering approach to school improvement, in partnership with the local authority and a number of academy sponsors. Roy will also talk about the work of the Hastings Opportunity Area, its current successes and challenges.
There will be the opportunity for questions and discussion.Essential Information
Too many gripes, grumbles and grievances?
Always trouble shooting?
This is your guide to successful complaints handling. Like our previously offered Effective Handling of Complaints course,
Managing and Avoiding Potential Conflicts and Complaints explores the procedures and policies that governing boards and school leadership teams should have in place in order to deal with parental concerns and other possible challenges.
In addition, the new course looks at conflict management and avoidance strategies, and is designed for governors and headteachers who would like to develop their school's resilience to controversy and build stronger, positive relationships brawith all stakeholdersEssential Information
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|1||20 November 2019||18:30 - 21:00||East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House)||Map|
Inform and update governors on current local and national issues relating to schools and the work of the Governing Board. A school to school approach, combined with the increased focus on school governance, will require governing boards to consider how all governors can work collectively, not just in their own schools, but across the wider ‘governor community’. The forums will facilitate governor networking and information gathering through high quality presentations that facilitate discussion and information sharing among peers.Essential Information
One of the key responsibilities for governing boards is "Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of
the organisation and its pupils." The course aims to provide governors with a clear understanding of why governing boards should have a school visit schedule linked to the school’s Improvement Plan and how to be effective during the visit and in reporting the outcomes.
This course aims to support Governors of East Sussex maintained primary schools in their knowledge and understanding of school data using the
Governor Data Pack (Primary). Governors should know how well pupils are achieving, and how their school is performing overall.
This is a briefing and networking session for school governors about external funding opportunities. The session will cover:
The briefing will be delivered by East Sussex County Council’s Funding Advice Team who provide advice and support to community groups, charities and schools. With around 30 years’ experience within the team, they have helped all sorts of not for profits secure funding for different types of projects from different funders.
The voluntary nature of governance makes it important that governing boards conduct their business efficiently ro make the best use of
everyone's time. Professional clerking has a vital role to play in meeting the requierments of the governing board and a strong and effective working relationship between the clerk and the chair of governors is key to this.
This course aims to promote effective governance by bringing both parties together to explore: