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  • Hot Topics webinar - 2nd October 2019

    This Hot Topics webinar is an opportunity for governors and trustees to learn about what's new and happening in education of specific relevance to governance in schools and academy trusts. The webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BST. In this session we will provide a brief update on new regulations, policy and practice that will influence meetings of your governing body/trust this term. The webinar will be facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input, opinion polls conducted in real time and the opportunity to ask your questions. We are planning to include updates on; the Ofsted framework, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Data Protection and Teachers' Pay. This list may change and be added to, in order to reflect other news and updates near 2nd October. To reserve your place click on the link below.

    Consultant: Steve Barker September 2019

  • Better Governor webinar - New to Chairing (Recorded August 2019)

    This Better Governor webinar was aimed at governors who are; new to chairing, about to take up the role of chair, or vice chairs considering the role. The recording is equally relevant for those in maintained schools, academies or free schools. The session focuses on the role of the chair and key aspects of it, including effective working with the headteacher and the clerk to the governing board, as well as reflecting on how the chair provides strong leadership within the expectations that government has of the role. The webinar was facilitated by our two governance experts; Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn. It is a great resource for anyone new to the role of chairing and provides a helpful introduction to the role.

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2019

  • Better Governor webinar - New to Chairing 22nd August

    This Better Governor webinar is aimed at those governors who are; new to chairing, about to take up the role of chair, and vice chairs considering the role. The session is equally relevant for those in maintained schools, academies or free schools. We will focus on the role of the chair and key aspects of this including effective working with the headteacher and clerk to the governing board, as well as reflecting on how the chair provides strong leadership within the expectations that government has of the role. The webinar will be facilitated by our two governance experts; Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of expert input, opinion polls and the opportunity to ask questions.

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2019

  • Better Governor webinar - New to Clerking 14th of August

    This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for newly-appointed clerks, in maintained schools and academies, to learn about the role and expectations of clerking in their school or trust. Our mantra at Better Governor is ' What you need to know, when you need to know it' and this session will prepare you for your initial governing board meeting, by developing your understanding of not just your own role but also that of the governing body. This webinar will be facilitated by our governance and clerking experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them together with the opportunity to ask your own questions.

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2019

  • DfE Funding of teachers’ pension employers’ contribution increases

    DfE clarifies funding of teachers’ pension employers’ contribution increases from September 2019-March 2020

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2019

  • Better Governor webinar - New to Governance (Recorded August 2019)

    This Better Governor webinar is an opportunity for newly-appointed governors or academy trustees to develop an understanding of the principles and expectations of effective school governance. The webinar will provide you with an overview of the principles of governance, explain the strategic nature of the role and explore the accountability framework that underpins effective governance. At Better Governor, our mantra is 'What you need to know, when you need to know it': this session is designed to prepare you for your first meeting as a new governor, but also as a precursor to further induction training that you will have access to. This webinar was facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and was a mix of input from them together with the opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions.

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2019

  • Better Governor webinar - New to Clerking (Recorded August 2019)

    This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for newly-appointed clerks, in maintained schools and academies, to learn about the role and expectations of clerking in their school or trust. Our mantra at Better Governor is ' What you need to know, when you need to know it' and this session will prepare you for your initial governing board meeting, by developing your understanding of not just your own role but also that of the governing body. This webinar was facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and was a mix of input from them together with the opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions.

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2019

  • Teachers Pay 2019-2020 – what governors need to know

    School teachers pay in maintained schools is set to increase by 2.7% for 2019-2020.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2019

  • 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

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Hot Topics webinar - 2nd October 2019

This Hot Topics webinar is an opportunity for governors and trustees to learn about what's new and happening in education of specific relevance to governance in schools and academy trusts. In this session we will provide a brief update on new regulations, policy and practice that will influence meetings of your governing body/trust this term. The webinar will be facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input, opinion polls conducted in real time and the opportunity to ask your questions. We are planning to include updates on; the Ofsted framework, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Data Protection and Teachers' Pay. This list may change and be added to, in order to reflect other news and updates near 2nd October.