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Code: GOV853 Governor Local Area Forum - Therapeutic Thinking

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.

The Autumn round of Governor Local Area Forums will focus on Therapeutic Thinking.

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1 16 October 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV854 Governor Local Area Forum - Therapeutic Thinking

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.

The Autumn round of Governor Local Area Forums will focus on Therapeutic Thinking.

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1 20 October 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV855 Governor Local Area Forum - Therapeutic Thinking

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.

The Autumn round of Governor Local Area Forums will focus on Therapeutic Thinking.

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1 22 October 2020 18:00 - 20:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV849 Local Authority Governor Briefing

A briefing session for Local Authority Governors to keep them updated on the policies and direction of the local authority and the educational landscape.

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1 03 November 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV843 Governor Training : Taking the Chair and Being Effective

The Competency Framework for Governance sets out the skills and effective behaviours expected of governors and specifically the Chair. These include:

• Leadership skills with the ability to build and work within a team

• The capacity to have good working relationships with key figures

• The ability to think strategically, be focused with a knowledge of statutory requirements and regulations

 This course aims to consider these principles of effective chairing and ways to develop good practice and is suitable for Chairs and Vice Chairs of Governing Boards, Chairs of Committees and Governors wishing to be a Chair in the future.

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1 04 November 2020 10:00 - 12:00 E-Learning Training Map

Code: GOV902 Mental Health and Emotional Well Being Governor Briefing

This briefing will explore the findings of the recent governors' survey and focuses on the key challenges for schools and colleges due to the pandemic. There will be a brief presentation and sharing of practical resources with time for questions and discussion.

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1 09 November 2020 18:00 - 19:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV844 Safeguarding Children in Education: Initial Safeguarding Governors Responsibilities

East Sussex Children’s Service and the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) has set an expectation that the named safeguarding link governors attend, prior to or shortly after appointment, in-depth face to face training delivered by the East Sussex Governor and Clerking Services.

This session will provide new safeguarding link governors the knowledge to work effectively with the school’s designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and ensure the governing body's responsibilities are being met.



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1 10 November 2020 11:00 - 14:00 E-Learning Training Map

Code: GOV901AB Governor Training : Induction for New Governors (Two-part course)

Induction is essential for all new governors and for longer term governors wishing to refresh, to help understand their roles and responsibilities.

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1 11 November 2020 19:00 - 20:00 E-Learning Training Map
2 26 November 2020 09:30 - 10:30 E-Learning Training Map

Code: GOV850 Local Authority Governor Briefing

A briefing session for Local Authority Governors to keep them updated on the policies and direction of the local authority and the educational landscape.

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1 11 November 2020 16:00 - 17:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV845 Governor Training : Special Educational Needs (SEN)

The national Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice applies to maintained schools and academies. It says in paragraph 6.3: There should be a member of the governing body or a sub-committee with specific oversight of the school’s arrangements for SEN and disability.

This session will provide governors with SEND responsibilities the knowledge to work effectively with the schools SEND Lead and ensure the governing body's repsonsibilities are being met.

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1 12 November 2020 19:00 - 21:00 E-Learning Training Map