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 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.
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.Essential Information
This training will focus on the following key areas:
- Enable Clerks to hone their skills in providing high quality advisory support to the Board.
- Key legislation, statutory requirements and best practice that Clerks needs to routinely access in the course of their role.
- Sign-posting to key ESCC model policy documents.
- Enable Clerks to keep appraised of broader Governor training & development opportunities.
- Includes clarification on the key differences between MATs and maintained schools.
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.
Induction is essential for all new governors and for longer term governors wishing to refresh, to help understand their roles and responsibilities.Essential Information
This practical networking event will provide participants with the opportunity to explore:
- Key tasks and roles/responsibilities in co-ordinating Staff Grievances & Capability Panels.
- Appropriate letter templates and resources.
This course aims to provide new governors or governors new to school finance with an understanding of how schools are funded and the part the governing board plays in ensuring financial accountability.