Courses/Briefings/Conferences

E.g., 25/01/2020

BGD Course/Briefing Overview

Overview documents

Knowing Your School through Effective Visits (Afternoon)

Tuesday 25th February 2020

This session considers the role of governor visits in effective monitoring, including use of link governors/trustees to maximise their impact, focusing on the following key issues:

  • understanding how governors’/trustees’ visits can add value to governance
  • good practice around visits
  • the impact of visits and how this can be improved
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Knowing Your School through Effective Visits (Twilight)

Tuesday 25th February 2020

This session considers the role of governor visits in effective monitoring, including use of link governors/trustees to maximise their impact, focusing on the following key issues:

  • understanding how governors’/trustees’ visits can add value to governance
  • good practice around visits
  • the impact of visits and how this can be improved
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SMSC Briefing for Governors (Afternoon)

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Gives delegates a very helpful overview of expectations on schools for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

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SMSC Briefing for Governors (Twilight)

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Gives delegates a good overview of expectations on schools for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

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Knowing Your School - Providing Effective Challenge (Afternoon)

Thursday 12th March 2020

By the end of the session governors will have enhanced their understanding of:
 

  • The key areas they need to monitor
  • The key sources of information available to support them in that
  • What bringing effective challenge means and looks like
  • How to support their executive leaders effectively
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Knowing Your School - Providing Effective Challenge (Twilight)

Thursday 12th March 2020

By the end of the session governors will have enhanced their understanding of:

 

  • The key areas they need to monitor
  • The key sources of information available to help them with that
  • What bringing effective challenge means and looks like
  • How to support their executive leaders effectively
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Governor's Role in Understanding the Quality of Teaching and Learning (Afternoon)

Wednesday 18th March 2020

This session aims to clarify what boards should know about teaching, learning and assessment, and how they can develop that knowledge whilst remaining strategic, regardless of educational experience. The session focuses on the following key areas:

  • What is Ofsted looking for?
  • “I’m not a teacher, how can I make a judgment about teaching?”
  • How does the governing board know about the quality of teaching, learning and assessment?
  • Practical approaches to developing governors’/trustees’ knowledge and confidence
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Governor's Role in Understanding the Quality of Teaching and Learning (Twilight)

Wednesday 18th March 2020

This session aims to clarify what boards should know about teaching, learning and assessment, and how they can develop that knowledge whilst remaining strategic, regardless of educational experience. The session focuses on the following key areas:

  • What is Ofsted looking for?
  • “I’m not a teacher, how can I make a judgment about teaching?”
  • How does the governing board know about the quality of teaching, learning and assessment?
  • Practical approaches to developing governors’/trustees’ knowledge and confidence
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Refresher for Experienced Governors (Afternoon)

Wednesday 25th March 2020

The course gives governors a refresher session on roles and responsibilities and changes in governance framework

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Refresher for Experienced Governors (Twilight)

Wednesday 25th March 2020

The session gives delegates a refresher on roles and responsibilities in governance and changes in the landscape.

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