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Code: GOV1137 East Sussex School Improvement - Ashdown and Lewes EIP

This Local Area Forum will update governors about system leadership and school improvement. Although any governor can attend this session, there will be a specific focus as part on the session on the Ashdown and Lewes EIP. The session will be led by Danielle Cassell, Claire Rivers and Denise Kong.

Governors will then have the opportunity to meet and network with their East Sussex Governors Forum representative and other governors.

System Leadership is a distinctive feature of our East Sussex school improvement strategy. It empowers schools to play a central role in the continued development of a sustainable self-improving school-led system through working in collaboration.

Drawing on the principles of strong leadership and professional practice, professional generosity and concern for all learners, system leadership

• Is focussed on the pursuit of excellence and best practice
• Builds capacity in the system for school support, challenge and improvement
• Recognises and makes the best use of the expertise within our schools
• Improves practice in schools receiving support and those providing support
• Enables schools to identify and address local priorities
• Provides career opportunities and professional challenge at all levels
• Encourages great teachers to remain in the classroom and great headteachers to remain in their schools

We invite governors to understand and play a role in encouraging and supporting system leadership which we believe is good for teachers and leaders, good for pupils, good for schools, and good for East Sussex.

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1 08 February 2022 12:00 - 13:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV987 The Secondary Board for Governors

An opportunity for secondary governors to meet with the Chair of the Secondary Board, Roy Blatchford.

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1 08 February 2022 17:00 - 18:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1138 East Sussex School Improvement - Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford EIP

This Local Area Forum will update governors about system leadership and school improvement. Although any governor can attend this session, there will be a specific focus as part on the session on the Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford EIP. The session will be led by Danielle Cassell, Claire Rivers and Denise Kong.

System Leadership is a distinctive feature of our East Sussex school improvement strategy. It empowers schools to play a central role in the continued development of a sustainable self-improving school-led system through working in collaboration.

Drawing on the principles of strong leadership and professional practice, professional generosity and concern for all learners, system leadership

• Is focussed on the pursuit of excellence and best practice
• Builds capacity in the system for school support, challenge and improvement
• Recognises and makes the best use of the expertise within our schools
• Improves practice in schools receiving support and those providing support
• Enables schools to identify and address local priorities
• Provides career opportunities and professional challenge at all levels
• Encourages great teachers to remain in the classroom and great headteachers to remain in their schools

We invite governors to understand and play a role in encouraging and supporting system leadership which we believe is good for teachers and leaders, good for pupils, good for schools, and good for East Sussex.

 

Governors will then have the opportunity to meet and network with their East Sussex Governors Forum representative and other governors.

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1 09 February 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1139 East Sussex School Improvement - Wealden EIP

This Local Area Forum will update governors about system leadership and school improvement. Although any governor can attend this session, there will be a specific focus as part on the session on the Hastings, Rother and Rye EIP. The session will be led by Danielle Cassell, Claire Rivers and Jenny Barnard-Langston.

System Leadership is a distinctive feature of our East Sussex school improvement strategy. It empowers schools to play a central role in the continued development of a sustainable self-improving school-led system through working in collaboration.

Drawing on the principles of strong leadership and professional practice, professional generosity and concern for all learners, system leadership

• Is focussed on the pursuit of excellence and best practice
• Builds capacity in the system for school support, challenge and improvement
• Recognises and makes the best use of the expertise within our schools
• Improves practice in schools receiving support and those providing support
• Enables schools to identify and address local priorities
• Provides career opportunities and professional challenge at all levels
• Encourages great teachers to remain in the classroom and great headteachers to remain in their schools

We invite governors to understand and play a role in encouraging and supporting system leadership which we believe is good for teachers and leaders, good for pupils, good for schools, and good for East Sussex.

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1 11 February 2022 12:30 - 14:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1112 Governor Briefing: Religious Education new agreed syllabus and your role as governors.

Religious Education is the only curriculum area that has a locally agreed syllabus rather than a national curriculum. It is a subject that is has statutory regulation to support its teaching. East Sussex is embarking on a statutory review of the Local Agreed Syllabus and this is an opportunity for governors to be updated and to be able to put forward their perspective on the work that is currently underway to improve the standing and quality of RE teaching in the county.
This session for governors will:


• Give an overview of the Local Agreed Syllabus developments to support governors in their monitoring role
• Ensure that governors understand the statutory position of RE and collective worship in all schools
• Give an opportunity for questions and discussion around the proposals for the new Local Agreed Syllabus
• Share the timelines and plans for first teaching of the new syllabus
• Support governors to be able to support their schools with implementing the new requirements
• Update governors on the Ofsted Research Review of RE

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1 22 February 2022 18:00 - 19:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1100 Governor Briefing: Finance Update for Governors

The session be delivered by the school's finance team and will give governors the opportunity to receive any updates about finance and to ask any questions.

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1 24 February 2022 18:00 - 19:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1111 Governor Briefing: Religious Education new agreed syllabus and your role as governors.

Religious Education is the only curriculum area that has a locally agreed syllabus rather than a national curriculum. It is a subject that is has statutory regulation to support its teaching. East Sussex is embarking on a statutory review of the Local Agreed Syllabus and this is an opportunity for governors to be updated and to be able to put forward their perspective on the work that is currently underway to improve the standing and quality of RE teaching in the county.
This session for governors will:


• Give an overview of the Local Agreed Syllabus developments to support governors in their monitoring role
• Ensure that governors understand the statutory position of RE and collective worship in all schools
• Give an opportunity for questions and discussion around the proposals for the new Local Agreed Syllabus
• Share the timelines and plans for first teaching of the new syllabus
• Support governors to be able to support their schools with implementing the new requirements
• Update governors on the Ofsted Research Review of RE

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 February 2022 10:00 - 11:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1114 Governor Briefing: Monitoring the EYFS

This course will support governors in carrying out their statutory role to monitor EYFS provision.

The course will look at aspects of high-quality learning within the EYFS and examine the impact of the environment and adult interaction in raising the attainment for all children. Effective ways to monitor the provision through tracking, action planning and meeting with staff will be discussed.

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1 28 February 2022 17:00 - 19:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1046 Governor Training : Health and Safety

This course aims to explore the responsibility of the governing body for Health and Safety in their school.

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1 28 February 2022 18:30 - 20:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV1116 Governor Briefing: Careers Guidance for Special Schools and Schools with Specialist Units

Helping schools and colleges prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work is at the heart of what we do. Across East Sussex we have seen countless inspiring examples schools and colleges doing just that for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND). The Gatsby Benchmarks provide a robust and high-quality national framework for career guidance. They help to deliver a system of high aspirations for all students in all types of settings, including those with SEND. Careers for all is a social justice issue. A stable careers programme for all young people, including those with SEND, will help to close the gap .

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 March 2022 18:00 - 19:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

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