This is an opportunity for Chair's of Governors to attend a networking session facilitated by Karen Marr of the East Sussex Governors Forum (ESGF). This event will provide an opportunity for Chairs to network and discuss any topical issues related to being a Chair of a governing board.Essential Information
This live interactive virtual classroom training, delivered through Microsoft Teams is aimed at those who maintain the Single Central Record (SCR); Bursars, Business Managers, Office Administration, Headteachers, Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Safeguarding Lead Governors, to ensure compliance with Keeping Children Safe in Education and safer recruitment guidance. There will be opportunity to consider each column/section of the SCR with opportunity for questions and queries. We will also consider the responsibilities of the Headteacher, Safeguarding Lead Governor and Designated Safeguarding Lead in ensuring compliance. Please note current HR guidance is only available to schools that have bought into their service.
Important. Please see "Additional Information" for joining instructionsEssential Information
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.Essential Information
This briefing session aims to update governors about reforms to the Early Years and Foundation Stage, which become statutory from September 2021. This session is aimed at primary schools, infant schools and through schools who have early years and foundation stage classes.
This training will inform governors of the key messages from the DfE about Baseline Assessment and the new reforms to the EYFS that are due to become statutory in September 2021. Governors will be able to consider how the changes in expectations may impact on practice and workload for teachers.
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. Governors should know how well pupils are achieving, and how their school is performing overall.
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 which will be updated every three years.
This session will provide safeguarding link governors with a refresher of the knowledge of how to work effectively with the school’s designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and ensure the governing body's responsibilities are being met.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
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.
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.