Follow my footsteps is a session aimed at supporting governors in all aspects of governing board succession planning. The session will look at what good succession planning looks like and will support governing boards to plan for changes in chair and vice chair and support boards in ensuring they have the right skills to carry out their key governor roles and responsibilities.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 voluntary nature of governance makes it important that governing boards conduct their business efficiently to make the best use of
everyone's time. Professional clerking has a vital role to play in meeting the requirements of the governing board and a strong and effective working relationship between the clerk and the chair of governors is key to this.
This course aims to promote effective governance by bringing both parties together to explore:
This briefing aims to inform governors about the Healthy Schools Programme.
Healthy Schools status: helping schools audit, evidence and gain certification for work around Mental Health, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and RSHE.
Mental Health, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and RSHE are four key topics for schools as all pupils return. We know that Schools across East Sussex have gone above and beyond in their support for pupils in these four areas over this period, and the Healthy Schools Award is a chance for schools to gain recognition for this work.
The Healthy Schools approach is an approach used by schools across the UK (and in International schools across the world) to develop a whole school approach to 4 key areas : Mental Health, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and RSHE. The content is strongly aligned with the latest Ofsted descriptors and provides a clear framework and audit tool to help create a whole school approach for these 4 areas. Schools also gain nationally recognised certification once completed. For the next 3 years the School Health Service will be providing this for free to schools alongside providing support to help schools complete it.
To support the Healthy Schools audit, the School Health Service is also offering free access to the My Health, My School survey. This time saving health and wellbeing survey is an online pupil perception survey that gathers children and young people’s views, behaviours and choices in relation to their health and wellbeing. The survey is available for year groups 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 13, as well as provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This online, anonymous will analyse data responses immediately for you following completion of the survey to provide you with a full report on the data you need about your pupils.
Further information about the Healthy Schools Programme can be found here
Governors who are new to the role of Safeguarding Link Governors facilitated by the Safeguarding Support and Intervention Manager. The session aims to update safeguarding link governors on recent local and national issues and to give governors the opportunity to network with other governors and raise any queries, concerns or issues they may have.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
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 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
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.
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