Courses/Briefings/Conferences

E.g., 26/04/2019

BGA Spring Conference

Saturday 27th April 2019

An opportunity to network with other Bury governors and trustees.

Key note speech from governance author Dr Tony Breslin with round table discussions on the governors' role in the development of an inclusive curriculum.

Presentation from Judith Hicks from the NGA on recruiting governors through the Inspiring Governance programme.

Update on the Chair's Leadership Development Programme (free for schools)

Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

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Knowing Your School - Providing Effective Challenge (Afternoon) - CANCELLED Insufficient Numbers

Monday 29th April 2019

By the end of the session governors will have enhanced 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)

Monday 29th April 2019

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 Employer Responsibilities and Staffing (Afternoon)

Thursday 2nd May 2019

The session aims to improve governors’ understanding of their responsibilities as employers of staff and in managing the most common employment scenarios. It covers the following issues:

  • who is the employer?
  • school staff terms and conditions of employment
  • pay
  • appointments and terminations
  • attendance
  • staff well-being
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Governor's Employer Responsibilites and Staffing (Twilight) CANCELLED - due to insufficient numbers

Thursday 2nd May 2019

The session aims to improve governors’ understanding of their responsibilities as employers of staff and in managing the most common employment scenarios. It covers the following issues:

  • who is the employer?
  • school staff terms and conditions of employment
  • pay
  • appointments and terminations
  • attendance
  • staff well-being
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Board Self-Evaluation and Governor Mark (Afternoon)

Tuesday 7th May 2019

Governor Mark is a self-evaluation tool, which can lead to an externally accredited quality mark for governing boards. This session explores the principles of governing body self-evaluation and will consider the Governor Mark materials and why and how governing bodies might seek to gain accreditation, alongside other self-evaluation tools.

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Board Self-Evaluation and Governor Mark (Twilight)

Tuesday 7th May 2019

Governor Mark is a self-evaluation tool, which can lead to an externally accredited quality mark for governing boards. This session explores the principles of governing body self-evaluation and will consider the Governor Mark materials and why and how governing bodies might seek to gain accreditation, alongside other self-evaluation tools.

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Specialist Governor Role in Achievement and the Pupil Premium Grant (Session 1)

Thursday 9th May 2019
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Specialist Governor Role in School Readiness (Session 1)

Thursday 9th May 2019
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Knowing Your School through Data (Afternoon)

Monday 13th May 2019

By the end of the session governors/trustees will have an understanding of how pupils are assessed in each key stage from Early Years to key stage 5. The session covers the following key areas:

  • the key aspects of assessment across all phases
  • the range of statutory assessment data that is available (5 – 18 years)
  • how this information can be used to support school improvement including at key points of transition
  • how governors/trustees can develop confidence in asking the ‘right’ questions about performance data
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