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
Induction is essential for all new governors and for longer term governors wishing to refresh, to help understand their roles and responsibilities.Essential Information
An informal session, where clerks can pop along for an informal meeting with GCS to raise any questions and request advice as needed. Clerks may have a specific question or concern that the need support with, or they may simply wish to network with like minded clerks to share ideas, information and best practice. Come one, come all!Essential Information
This is an opportunity for governors and clerks to learn more about the Key for School Governors and the different types of support the Key for School Governors can offer. This session will help governors to make the most out of their subscription to the Key for School Governors.Essential Information
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
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
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