Newsletter and governor development opportunities 2020-21

Governor development opportunities

In order to support governors through this academic year, and in response to the challenges we face as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have revised the governor development opportunities available from September 2020 with sessions that are current and up-to-date to ensure that governors feel confident and well equipped to be able to provide the support and necessary challenge to the Headteacher of the school where they are a governor.

All the sessions will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams, until we are in a position to be able to deliver the sessions face to face once more. 

The new opportunities available include:

  • The governor's role in post COVID-19 recovery
  • School re-opening - Ofsted plans for autumn 2020 and beyond
  • Understanding school interventions for catch-up
  • Effective attendance structures in schools

Read our newsletter and development opportunities brochure 2020-21.

Date

Session

Code

Start time

Wednesday 23 September

Governor's role in post COVID-19 recovery

GD 01

15:30

Wednesday 30 September

Headteacher’s performance management

GD 02

15:30

Thursday 1 October

Understanding school interventions for catch-up

GD 03

15:30

Thursday 8 October

Preparing governing body chairs for leading meetings (part one: introduction)

GD 04

15:30

Thursday 15 October

School re-opening Ofsted plans for autumn 2020 and beyond.

GD 05

15:30

Tuesday 20 October

Effective attendance structures in schools - Derek Vint and Jake Miller, Education Welfare area managers

GD 12

15:30

Thursday 22 October

Preparing governing body chairs for leading meetings (part two: SDP)

GD 06

15:30

Tuesday 3 November

Welcome to governance (part one: induction)

GD 08

15:30

Wednesday 4 November

Understanding your school's self-evaluation - quality of education judgement by Ofsted

GD 07

15:30

Thursday 5 November

Health and safety workshop

HS 01

18:00

Tuesday 10 November

Welcome to Governance (part two - induction)

GD 09

15:30

Wednesday 18 November

Knowing your school workshop

GD 10

15:30

Thursday 26 November

Complaints panels - the process to follow when school gets a complaint

GD 11

15:30

TBC

The responsibilities of governors in relation to SEND

GD 13

TBC

TBC

Governors responsibilities for vulnerable looked after children – Liz Gibson

GD 14

TBC

Find and book a course

You can book a place on a course through our Personal Online Development (POD) system or email Governor Services