Free Governor Training for all Buckinghamshire Governors – Next Booking Date Open

The Schools Team have arranged several twilight workshops which are free to all Buckinghamshire governors:

17th March Safeguarding – Georgina Masefield and ESAS
2nd April  Ofsted – Naureen Kausar
29th April Safer Recruitment – Pat Stappard
5th May Equalities – Yvette Thomas
12th May PSHE – Carol Stottor
3rd June SEND – Belinda Nunn/Hero Slinn
9th June Finance – Janaki Try
18th June Educational Visits – Mike Harwin

The first 3 dates are available to book now, the rest will follow shortly. Please book your place following the links below:

17th March Safeguarding

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safeguarding-training-for-governors-tickets-92891042609?utm_term=eventname_text

2nd April Ofsted

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ofsted-training-for-governors-tickets-92891684529?utm_term=eventname_text

29th April Safer Recruitment

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safer-recruitment-training-for-governors-tickets-92892370581

All sessions will be held in the Mezz rooms at County Hall Aylesbury and will be from 6.30 to 8pm unless otherwise stated.

Do you have a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) at your school?

With teacher retention an issue across the country, it’s critical that your NQT gets support from the beginning from peers and independent professionals. NQTSpace is a FREE online platform which offers:
• Self-evaluation against the Teachers’ Standards
• Online professional developments matched to the Teachers’ Standards
• Resources
• Ask the Expert section
• NQTConnect for peer support
For more information and register, ask your NQT to visit http://www.nqtspace.co.uk

 

The DfE has extended FREE funded training for Governors and Clerks until March 2021

Extension to the GovernorSpace
The DfE has extended FREE funded training for Governors and Clerks until March 2021. Funding is available for TWO members of your Governing Board. Sign up now before the funding ends. GovernorSpace helps Governors and Clerks identify their development needs and improve their skills, to improve the quality of school governance. Entrust delivers GovernorSpace on behalf of the Department for Education. It’s is completely free of charge to you and your school!

• Free online training in just a few clicks!
• Self-Evaluation tool
• Invaluable One-to-One telephone mentor support sessions
• Live and On demand training sessions
• Bespoke consultancy sessions, delivered remotely, no need to travel
• Personal Development Coaching, delivered remotely
• Link with other Governors through GovernorConnect

To find out more about how the GovernorSpace Online Programme can support you, please contact governorspace@entrust-ed.co.uk or register  at www.governorspace.co.uk

Professional Coaching Session – 3 credits
Are you struggling with the role of Chair or governor? Are you stuck in a rut in your role? Our 45-minute professional development coaching sessions cost 3 credits each and are delivered by an expert school leadership coach. These sessions will help you focus on an effective action plan for yourself to help you maximise your effectiveness. To book a session, please email governorspace@entrust-ed.co.uk and ask for a coaching session.

 

 

Personal Development in the new Ofsted framework (with Better Governor)

Thursday 26 March, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

This webinar will explore in detail this element of Ofsted’s recently updated inspection framework.

The new judgement covers many aspects of personal development including confidence, character, personal safety and readiness for the next stage of education.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3092785874651826955

 

Behaviour and attitudes in the new Ofsted framework (with Better Governor)

Thursday 27 February, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

We’ll explore in detail this element of Ofsted’s recently updated inspection framework.

The new judgement covers behaviour, attendance, exclusion and attitudes to learning.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/845734851686926603

 

 

Managing exclusions (with The Key for School Governors)

Tuesday 11 February, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

The webinar will set out boards’ specific legal duties in relation to pupil exclusions.

We’ll also explore how boards can monitor exclusion levels effectively. This can help to provide assurance that exclusion is being used proportionately and in a non-discriminatory manner.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6888698037944031500

 

 

Free Governor Training for all Buckinghamshire Governors

The Schools Team have arranged several twilight workshops which are free to all Buckinghamshire governors:

17th March Safeguarding – Georgina Masefield and ESAS

2nd April Ofsted – Naureen Kausar

29th April Safer Recruitment – Pat Stappard

5th May Equalities – Yvette Thomas

12th May PSHE – Carol Stottor

3rd June SEND – Belinda Nunn/Hero Slinn

9th June Finance – Janaki Try

18th June Educational Visits – Mike Harwin

The first 2 dates are available to book now, the rest will follow shortly. Please book your place following the links below:

17th March Safeguarding: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safeguarding-training-for-governors-tickets-92891042609?utm_term=eventname_text

2nd April Ofsted: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ofsted-training-for-governors-tickets-92891684529?utm_term=eventname_text

All sessions will be held in the Mezz rooms at County Hall Aylesbury and will be from 6.30 to 8pm unless otherwise stated.

Chairs & Vice Chairs of Governors Networking Meeting – Tuesday 25th February 2020

To all Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Governors in Buckinghamshire:

There is an independent chairs network meeting coming up:
Tuesday 25th February at 7pm
Millbrook Combined School

If you would like to attend please email the facilitator, Simon Kearey.
simonkearey@gmail.com

These sessions are your opportunity to network, support one another and share experiences.

BASG are sharing this information on behalf of the facilitator, If you are holding an event that supports Governance in Buckinghamshire and would like us to advertise them for you please contact us with the relevant information.

Aylesbury Governor Network Meeting 5th February 2020 – 18.30-20.00

The Spring Term Aylesbury Network meeting is being held on 5th February 18.30-20.00hrs at Broughton Junior School.

The meeting will provide you with an opportunity to talk with and listen to other governors about issues of the moment.

The Executive Director’s Briefings have taken place and these raise issues that are worthy of discussion.

In the past we have avoided a formal agenda for these meetings but I have become aware of, and watched the webinar on, School financial value system SFVS, and I realise that this is a very significant step. Returns have to be made by the end of February so it is a priority. However it might be useful to discuss the implication of SFVS for governors. If you have any documentation please bring it to inform our discussion.

If you wish to include something on the agenda please let me know asap.

If you would like to attend this event please confirm to me directly

Martin Baxter – mbaxter@turnfurlongmiddleschool.bucks.sch.uk

BASG are sharing this information on behalf of the facilitator, If you are holding an event that supports Governance in Buckinghamshire and would like us to advertise them for you please contact us with the relevant information.

Chairs and Vice Chairs of Governors Network Meeting Saturday 8th February 2020

A reminder that our Spring Term network meeting will be held at Jordans Quaker meeting house on Saturday week – 8th February .

A list of potential discussion topics is below- but as ever please add to , amend and prioritise as you see fit.

Any Chairs, Vice Chairs ( especially new ones) who wish to join this discussion/networking group are more than welcome

Here is the list of possible topics- please add to and highlight as you see fit
• OFSTED- new framework- inspection feedback
• School improvement support – options? side by side?- how is it going
• SEND- especially ARP funding
• Funding
• LA Liaison and partnership
• Governor training
• Clerking
• Governor and teacher recruitment
• Anything else?

Please let me know if you wish to join us for the first time so I can add you to the database anne.sheddick@gmail.com

BASG are sharing this information on behalf of the facilitator, If you are holding an event that supports Governance in Buckinghamshire and would like us to advertise them for you please contact us with the relevant information.