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  • Ofsted – The Quality of Education Webinar - 26th November 2019

    This webinar will focus on the new judgement in the Ofsted framework, the quality of education.

    Consultant: Steve Barker November 2019

  • Academies Financial Update Webinar (Recorded Nov 2019)

    This webinar provides trustees and others involved in governance within academies and free schools, with an update on effective governance of finance within the academy sector in 2019, moving forward into 2020. We will focus on recent updates from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the 2019 Academies Financial Handbook and the recently introduced School Resource Management Self-assessment tool.

    Consultant: Steve Barker November 2019

  • Clerks' Forum webinar - 24th October 2019 (Recorded October 2019)

    This Clerks' Forum was a webinar for clerks of maintained schools and academies and was focused on the clerk's role in governor recruitment. The webinar focused on developing an understanding of the governor recruitment process, understanding the clerk’s role in providing advice, guidance and practical support and raising awareness of an effective induction programme.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2019

  • Webinar - The Governors' role in Pay Decisions - 20th October 2019

    This Better Governor webinar will focus on school teachers’ pay and the role that governing boards should play in making decisions relating to pay awards. Governing Boards have statutory duties relating to Teachers’ Pay and this webinar will take you through these responsibilities, explaining the difference between performance-related pay and decisions on annual pay awards linked to the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD). We will also explore how effective pay committees operate and what information governors should expect to receive to support their decision making. The session will be facilitated by two of our governance experts; Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them, live opinion polls and the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2019

  • Hot Topics webinar (Recorded October 2019)

    This Hot Topics webinar was 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 session provided a brief update on new regulations, policy and practice that will influence meetings of your governing body/trust this term. The webinar was facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn. It included updates on; the Ofsted framework, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Data Protection and Teachers' Pay.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2019

  • Clerks' Briefing Webinar (Recorded September 2019)

    This Clerks' Briefing webinar was aimed at Clerks to Governing Boards and Trust Boards in both maintained schools and academies. Get up to speed on the issues that are of relevance to school governance this term, which should influence agenda setting for the term ahead's meetings.

    Consultant: Steve Barker September 2019

  • 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.

    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

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Ofsted – The Quality of Education Webinar - 26th November 2019

This webinar will focus on the new judgement in the Ofsted framework, the quality of education. We will explore in detail how Ofsted will be judging this aspect of the school’s work and the evidence they expect, within the context of the strategic overview, that as governors, we are expected to take. The session 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 conducted in real time and the opportunity for governors, trustees and clerks to ask questions, either by typing them on the dashboard or being invited to ask them live on air.