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.Essential Information
This networking session will bring together Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing governors to discuss talk and share about issues relating to mental health and emotional wellbeing in their schools. Governors will also find out about other training opportunities and can request that the session covers topics related to their school.Essential Information
This targeted training session includes specific and detailed guidance on the Clerk’s responsibilities, key resources and best practice related to complaints management. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore a range of complaints scenarios. The content is directly aligned with the ESCC model Complaints Policy & Toolkit and includes guidance to Clerks on when and how to contact GCS for further advice for more complex complaints.Essential Information
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
An opportunity for Special Educational Needs Link Governors to come together to talk about their role with other SEN governors and then raise any issue, questions or concerns they may have.Essential Information
As a new governor, you might be wondering how to start getting involved with the work of your governing board.
Induction is essential for all new governors to help understand their roles and responsibilities and effective boards should encourage everyone involved in governance, especially those new to the role, to make the most of the resources, guidance and training available to develop their knowledge and skills. Good induction can provide strategies and the basic knowledge to enable new governors to take an active role and make a
positive difference right from the start.
In a world where the education system and the expectation on governance is changing, existing governors wishing to update their governance may also find attendance beneficial.