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  • COVID-19/Coronavirus Twitter Q&A - 31/03/2020 - 1-2

    We are hosting a Twitter Q&A on the topic of ensuring effective governance through the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

    Consultant: Sam Williams March 2020

  • Guidance for school governor virtual meetings

    School governors should not meet during Coronavirus situation. Guidance how virtual meets can take place.

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2020

  • Better Governor Webinar Schedule June - July 2020

    Despite the continued relaxation of lockdown rules within England and the partial return of some pupils to some schools, governors should not be going into school or making unnecessary journeys. The role of governance remains vital and we continue to offer a comprehensive and varied webinar programme, covering a range of governance issues for governors, trustees and clerks. Better Governor webinars make it possible for all those involved in governance to ensure their knowledge of governance remains up-to-date and their skills continue to develop in the absence of face-to-face opportunities being available.

    Consultant: Sam Williams March 2020

  • The Governance of Sustainable schools webinar

    This webinar explored the growing interest in the sustainability of schools. Media attention in global warming, waste reduction, recycling and ecologically sound behaviours has focused pupils, parents and staff reflection on knowledge, learning and practice in schools. We considered global drivers and some of the local solutions that schools are successfully implementing, and how school governance should ensure effective oversight.

    Consultant: Steve Barker February 2020

  • Hot Topics Webinar (Recorded Monday 20th January 2020)

    This Hot Topics webinar focused on what is new in Education that governors, trustees and clerks need to know about.

    Consultant: Steve Barker January 2020

  • Glossary - Essential terminology

    A Glossary of common terms and abbreviations

    Consultant: Steve Barker December 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

  • 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 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 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

JUST BREAKING

Ofqual proposes changes to some GCSE, AS and A Level Exams for 2021

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) has published the outcomes of its consultation on proposed changes to some of the GCSE, AS, and A-Level examinations for Summer 2021. The consultation ran between 1st and 16th July with Ofqual confirming that 28,972 responses had been submitted.