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  • The NPQ for Executive Leaders - Briefing for potential applicants

    A radically different new programme from Babcock Education leading to... National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2018

  • Confidentiality and Part 2 Minutes

    This Better Governor webinar focused on the confidentiality within governance. We reflected on the use of Part Two minutes, when confidentiality is appropriate, how long certain matters should remain confidential and who has access to minutes of part two discussions.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Ensuring the needs of disadvantaged pupils are met

    This Better Governor webinar explores how governors, trustees and those serving on Local Academy Committees ensure the needs of disadvantaged pupils are met within their schools.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Chairs' Network What Constitutes part 2

    This Chairs' Network webinar provided the opportunity for chairs, co-chairs and others who were interested, to come together and explore topical issues that are relevant to the leadership of governance in schools and academy trusts.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Considering becoming the Chair?

    This Better Governor webinar explores the role of the chair of the governing body/trust board/local academy committee and the expectations of the position, from the perspective of governors and trustees who are considering or planning to put themselves forward for election, either as Chair or co-Chair.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Chairs' Development Programme Cohort #1 Unit 2

    This short webinar, facilitated by Ruth Murton builds on Session One and encourages you to reflect on your learning so far.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Governance of Safeguarding in 2018

    This Better Governor webinar focuses on the safeguarding in 2018 reflecting not just the changes in the new Keeping Children Safe in Education, for September 2018, but also looking at emerging themes in the ever-changing challenge of safeguarding children and young people.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Better Governor Podcast – Headteacher Appraisal

    This short podcast features two of our governance experts, Steve Barker and Ruth Murton, discussing Headteacher Appraisal.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Chairs' Network- What Constitutes 'Part 2' Webinar (May 2018)

    This Better Governor Chairs’ Network webinar, is an opportunity for chairs of governing bodies, academy trusts and chairs of local academy committees to come together and discuss topical issues, with our resident governance experts in a structured debate. 

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2018

  • How does governance change you join a MAT? Webinar (May 2018)

    This Better Governor webinar reflects on how governance changes when schools convert to academy status and join a multi-academy trust.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2018

  • Clerks' Briefing Webinar (May 2018)

    This Clerks’ Briefing webinar provides clerks with an update on the latest developments in educational policy; practice; and consultation, together with guidance on how to ensure these items are covered in governing body/trust board meetings this term.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2018

  • Hot Topics Webinar (April 2018)

    This webinar provides all governors, trustees, those who serve on Local Academy Committees and clerks with the opportunity to get up to speed on what is happening in education, that is specifically relevant to all those with an interest in school governance.

    Consultant: Steve Barker April 2018

  • Clerks' Forum Webinar (March 2018)

    This Better Governor Clerks' Forum focused on the clerk's role in supporting governance through ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2018

  • Introduction Webinar to Better Chairing Development Programme (March 2018)

    This webinar provided chairs and aspiring chairs, in both maintained schools and academies, embarking on our new Better Governor Chair's Development Programme, with an introduction to, and overview of the programme, prior to the initial face-to-face session. 

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2018

  • Introduction Webinar to Better Clerking Development Programme (January 2018)

    This webinar provides an overview of the Better Governor, Better Clerking Development Programme, to those clerks who have registered.

    Consultant: Steve Barker January 2018

  • GDPR: What Governors Need to Know - Webinar (March 2018)

    This webinar focused on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The webinar recording is relevant for governors and trustees in both maintained secondary schools and secondary academies.

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2018

  • Analyse School Performance: Secondary Schools (January 2018)

    This webinar focused on the recently-published secondary school pupil performance data, contained within the new reports, Analysing School Performance (ASP) and the Inspection Data Summary report (IDSR).

    Consultant: Steve Barker January 2018

  • Clerks’ Briefing Webinar (January 2018)

    This webinar, recorded on 22nd January, briefs clerks on the latest developments in education that should be influencing governing body/trust board agendas this term.

    Consultant: Steve Barker January 2018

  • Hot Topics Webinar (January 2018)

    This webinar, recorded on 8th January 2018, briefs governors and clerks on the latest developments in education that are relevant to governance.

    Consultant: Steve Barker January 2018

  • Hot Topics Webinar (November 2017)

    This webinar, recorded on 20th November, briefs governors and clerks on the latest developments in education that are relevant to governance.

    Consultant: Steve Barker November 2017

  • Analyse School Performance (ASP) for Primary School Webinar (November 2017)

    This webinar, recorded on 13th November, for governors and clerks in maintained schools and academies. The webinar focuses on the new Analyse School Performance the replacement for RAISEonline and the new Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR).

    Consultant: Steve Barker November 2017

  • Chairs’ Forum Webinar (October 2017)

    This webinar, recorded on 4th October, brought chairs of governing bodies and academy trusts together from across the country to talk about Ofsted inspections and their role before, during and after.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2017

  • Hot Topics Webinar (October 2017)

    This webinar, recorded on 19th October, briefs governors and clerks on the latest developments in education that are relevant to governance.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2017

  • Clerks’ Briefing Webinar (October 2017)

    This webinar, recorded on 18th October, briefs clerks on the latest developments in education that should be influencing governing body/trust board agendas this term.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2017

  • What we should expect of Governors & Trustees? - Webinar (July 2017)

    This webinar 'What we should expect of Governors & Trustees?' took place on Tuesday 4th July. You can now watch the full recording of the session here....

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2017

  • Staff Restructuring – What Governors need to know

    This screencast introduces Governors to the key elements of the process required to implement staff restructuring, including the minimum legal obligations and best practice procedure. Watch this informative video here now...

    Consultant: Kirstie Young April 2017

  • Hot Topics Webinar (April 2017)

    Keep informed with our last Hot Topics webinar! This session will bring you up-to-date with the main developments in education legislation, policy and news that are relevant to school governors and clerks. Watch the replay here now...

    Author: Ruth Murton April 2017

  • Hot Topics Webinar (March 2017)

    Keep informed with our last Hot Topics webinar! This session will bring you up-to-date with the main developments in education legislation, policy and news that are relevant to school governors and clerks. Watch the replay here now...

    Author: Ruth Murton March 2017

  • Hot Topics Webinar (January 2017)

    Keep informed at our next Hot Topics webinar! This session will bring you up-to-date with the main developments in education legislation, policy and news that are relevant to school governors and clerks. Register now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker December 2016

  • RAISEonline for Primary School Governors Webinar (December 2016)

    This webinar coincides with the launch of the 2016 RAISEonline. This will be an informative event specifically for Primary School Governors. Watch the recording of this session here now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker December 2016

  • RAISEonline for Secondary School Governors Webinar (December 2016)

    This webinar coincides with the launch of the 2016 RAISEonline. This will be an informative event specifically for Secondary School Governors. Watch the recording of this session here now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker November 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar (November 2016)

    The next Better Governor live Hot Topics webinar will take place on Wednesday 9th November 7pm – 8pm. This webinar will focus on current Hot Topics in education. Watch the recording of this session here now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2016

  • KS4 headline performance measures explained (screencast)

    This screencast delivers a concise explanation of the KS4 headline performance measures for 2016. To watch this video which lasts around 10 minutes, please click here now....

    Author: Ruth Murton October 2016

  • Schools that work for everyone (screencast)

    In this screencast, Ruth Murton provides an explanation of the Department for Education consultation – Schools that work for everyone. Please click here to watch the video now...

    Author: Ruth Murton October 2016

  • Pupil Well-Being Webinar (October 2016)

    Our next webinar will focus on pupil well-being, a key element of the Ofsted judgement Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare. Please register now to attend this live event.....

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2016

  • Self Evaluation of Governance (podcast)

    This podcast features a focused discussion between two highly experienced governance experts in relation to self-evaluation and how this is the key to successful improvement. Download and listen to this insightful podcast now...

    Consultant: Steve Barker September 2016

  • School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (podcast)

    This podcast features a focused discussion between Steve Barker and Ruth Murton, both experienced governors and governance experts, on the latest version of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD). Listen now....

    Author: Ruth Murton September 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar (September 2016)

    The next Hot Topics webinar will take place at 7pm on September 8th and will be approximately 1 hour in duration. The webinar will cover an update on Ofsted inspections, governor details on Edubase, English as an additional language and School Financial Health Checks. Register here now to attend this next event....

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2016

  • 100 days as a school governor podcast

    This podcast explores what new school governors should be aware of and do in the first 100 days after their appointment/election.

    Author: Ruth Murton August 2016

  • Term-time holidays (podcast)

    Download and listen to this Better Governor podcast now to ensure that you are aware of the key issues on attendance, brought into the media spotlight recently, as a result of the High Court Ruling on term-time holidays from school...

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2016

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education Webinar (July 2016)

    This Better Governor webinar will focus on the newly published DfE Statutory guidance on Safeguarding for schools that comes into effect in September 2016. The early publication of this draft guidance has been timed to allow schools to become familiar with the changes, in readiness for implementation in September.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2016

  • Collaboration between schools podcast

    This podcast is a discussion between two highly experienced governors sharing their views on the options and benefits of schools working more closely together and the key issues around schools collaborating.

    Author: Ruth Murton June 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar (June 2016)

    With the Queen's Speech, last week, we now have more detailed information on how the government plans to take forward some of the announcements made in the White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, in late March. We will issue a full list of the topics to be covered nearer the time.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2016

  • Safeguarding podcast

    This Better Governor podcast focuses on the key elements of safeguarding in schools and what school governors and clerks need to know about it.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2016

  • Hot Topics Webinar (April 2016)

    This webinar will focus on current Hot Topics in education, ensuring that governors and clerks are aware of the key developments in legislation, policy and practice, that are specifically relevant to the work of governing bodies in maintained schools, academies, free schools and non-maintained free schools.

    Consultant: Steve Barker April 2016

  • The Prevent Duty - Podcast

    This subscriber podcast explores The Prevent Duty and and what it means to schools. It provides governors and clerks, in maintained schools and academies with a quick, easy-to-understand overview of what governors need to know about Prevent and how to ensure that schools are responding to this vital element of safeguarding.

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2016

  • Financial School Performance subscriber podcast

    Financial School Performance subscriber podcast

    Consultant: Steve Barker February 2016

  • Academies Financial Handbook - Podcast

    A short audio podcast outlining the key changes that governors and clerks should be aware of, within the September 2015 version of the Academies Financial Handbook.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Academies Financial Handbook - video podcast

    A video podcast summarising what governors and clerks need to know about the September 2015 Academies Financial Handbook.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Governing Body information required on the school website

    This subscriber content explains the major changes introduced in new statutory guidance issued in August 2015. The guidance applies to maintained schools only.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • New Ofsted Framework VIDEO

    This subscriber content video outlines the key changes in new Ofsted framework introduced in September 2015. Its focus is on what governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England need to know. This video applies to Governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Ofsted Short Inspections VIDEO

    This subscriber video explores the key implications of the new Ofsted short inspections for governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2015

  • Safer Recruitment E-learning Programme

    Make recruitment safe in your school with this 90-minute personnel online training course. It will support your personnel teams to make recruitment safe in your school and deliver HR function in line with your statutory responsibilities

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Introduction to School Governance: Part 2

    Subscriber content: Induct new governors into their team and give them the information and knowledge they need to contribute and be effective.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Introduction to School Governance: Part 1

    Subscriber content: Induct new governors into their team and give them the information and knowledge they need to contribute and be effective.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Outcomes for Pupils

    Subscriber content: This training pack will provide any experienced governor with the tools they need to deliver this interactive training to their Governing Body in school.

    Consultant: Steve Barker July 2015

  • Headteacher Appraisal and Salary Review:

    Subscriber content: Guidance for governing body Headteacher Appraisal Panels with information they need when carrying out their Headteacher Appraisal and reviewing the Headteacher's salary.

    Consultant: Debbie Clapshaw July 2015

JUST BREAKING

Apprenticeships in schools – new DfE guidance

In April 2017 the government changed the funding mechanism for apprenticeships in England. As a consequence many schools and academies are now required to contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy. New guidance, published by the Department for Education, in June 2018, provides information on what apprenticeships are, how to access them, how they can contribute to improving the skills within the school workforce, and how the Apprenticeship Levy and public sector target apply to schools. Log into Better Governor now, or register for free, to read the full article.