This webinar will focus on improving clerking practice relating to the management of governing board records including documentation circulated with meeting agendas. Referencing the DfE Clerking Competency Framework as our guide we will explore the clerking role in maintaining confidentiality, data protection and freedom of information. We will also consider the legal expectations for the storage and management of records and documents used to support effective governance.
This Better Governor webinar will explore one of the key roles and responsibilities of school governance in 2020, that of evaluating its effectiveness. The webinar will focus on the competence detailed within the Department for Education's Governance Competency Framework and will guide governors through practical examples of good practice in robust and honest self evaluation of governance.
This webinar will explore the Behaviour and Attitudes judgement that is one of the four key judgements, in the Ofsted framework, introduced in September 2019. Will will focus on the strategic overview that those in governance need to have of this aspect of school provision.
This is the second article focusing on the governance of pupil mental health provision in recognition of Mental Health Week (18-22 May 2020). In this article we will further explore the role of governance in oversight of mental health provision for pupils, as schools prepare for wider reopening from 1 June.
This webinar focuses on the risk assessment processes and procedures that schools and academies will be putting in place, in anticipation that the government confirms that schools will begin welcoming some year groups back from 1st June. We explore how the strategic role of governance should not stray into this operational process, but must focus on seeking assurance that schools have effective procedures and processes in place enabling pupils and staff to return in as safe and healthy an environment as possible.
Mental Health Awareness week – what school governors need to know
In recognition of Mental Health Week 18-22 May 2020, this webinar focuses on the expectations placed on governors and trustees to monitor provision in their school or academy. We reflect on the key issues that inform and impact on pupils’ wellbeing and consider the importance of vision, culture, and values on informing effective provision.
This webinar enables governors and trustees to focus on why parental engagement is vital, and the importance of governance in ensuring that parents and carers are involved in decision making. We consider the difference between good communication and effective engagement and reflect on the value of both in ensuring that boards are connected with, and answerable to the communities they serve, particularly parents/carers.
If you are a recently appointed clerk, this webinar will help you understand the key roles and responsibilities of the clerk to the board, introduce you to the Clerking Competency Framework and other essential documents, and signpost you to opportunities for future development.
This Better Governor webinar explored the strategic oversight that governors and trustees in maintained schools and academies should have of the provision for disadvantaged pupils and the impact it has on outcomes. Those responsible for governance in all schools must hold their schools accountable for decisions made in relation to Pupil Premium expenditure. We focused on how governors and trustees can ensure their monitoring and evaluation of the progress disadvantaged pupils make is effective.