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  • Better Strategic Planning for governors and trustees webinar (Recorded July 2019)

    This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for all those involved in governance, in maintained schools and academies to reflect on the effectiveness of strategic planning in their school or trust. The Governance Competency Framework sets a clear expectation that Governing/Trust Board's focus on a strategic remit: effective strategic planning is implicit in this. Watch the recording to explore the topic and hear the discussion on what effective practice looks like in 2019. This webinar was facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and was a mix of input from them together with opinion polls and the opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2019

  • The role of the Clerk in handling concerns and complaints Webinar 12th June 12pm

    This Clerks’ Forum webinar provides clerks to governing bodies and trust boards with the opportunity to come together with other clerks to talk about good practice in handling parental concerns in schools, including clerking a parental complaint panel. We will refer to the latest Department for Education guidance and ensure that we brief clerks on all relevant materials with suggested actions that are appropriate to clerks in providing advice, support and guidance to governors and trustees.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2019

  • Hot Topics webinar recording

    This Better Governor webinar was an opportunity for all those involved in governance, in maintained schools and academies to get up to speed with what is happening in education that is specifically relevant to governors, trustees and clerks. The session was an invaluable preparation for Governing Body and Trust Board meetings this term.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2019

  • Clerks’ Briefing webinar recording May 2019

    The Clerks’ Briefing webinar provided clerks to governing bodies and trust boards with an update on the latest developments in educational policy, practice and consultation that should influence agendas for governing body/trust meetings this term. We briefed clerks on relevant subjects and suggested actions that are appropriate to clerks in providing advice, support and guidance to governors and trustees.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2019

  • Hot Topics webinar May 14th 7pm

    This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for all those involved in governance, in maintained schools and academies to get up to speed with what is happening in education that is specifically relevant to governors, trustees and clerks. The session will be invaluable preparation for Governing Body and Trust Board meetings this term.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2019

  • Related Party Transactions

    The Education & Skills Funding Agency has introduced new statutory requirements on Academy Trusts, on related party transactions from 1st April 2019.

    Consultant: Steve Barker April 2019

  • Self-evaluation of the Governing Board webinar recording

    This Better Governor webinar explored how governors, trustees and those serving on Local Academy Committees ensure through rigorous self-evaluation and reflection that governance is effective and fit for purpose, within their school or trust.

    Consultant: Steve Barker April 2019

  • New Governance Handbook – March 2019

    The DfE has published a new, updated version of the Governance Handbook in March 2019

    Consultant: Steve Barker April 2019

  • Recruiting a Headteacher in 2019 webinar

    This Better Governor webinar will explore the role of governance in recruiting headteachers and focus on best practice in ensuring schoools secure the leadership they deserve. The cost of not being successful in recruiting a headteacher places a significant premium on getting the whole process right first time. Governing Bodies and Trust Boards need to ensure that investing in a recruitment process delivers value for money.

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2019

  • Better Governor Clerks' Forum - Data Protection - webinar recording

    This Better Governor, Clerks' Forum webinar explored the governance of data protection, in the light of the 2018 Data Protection Act, with a specific focus on the role of the clerk.

    Consultant: Steve Barker February 2019

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Better Strategic Planning Webinar July 2019

This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for all those involved in governance, in maintained schools and academies to reflect on the effectiveness of strategic planning in their school or trust. The Governance Competency Framework sets a clear expectation that Governing/Trust Board's focus on a strategic remit: effective strategic planning is implicit in this. Join us to explore the topic and engage in discussion on what effective practice looks like in 2019. This webinar will be facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them together with opinion polls and the opportunity to ask your own questions.