Courses/Briefings/Conferences

E.g., 14/10/2019

BGD Course/Briefing Overview

Overview documents

Knowing Your School through Effective Visits (Afternoon)

Monday 4th November 2019

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)

Monday 4th November 2019

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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Performance Related Pay and Pay Appeals (Afternoon)

Thursday 7th November 2019

At the end of the session, delegates will:

  • understand the governing body's (GB’s) responsibilities on Performance Related Pay (PRP) for teaching staff;
  • have had the opportunity to consider the robustness of their school pay policy;
  • have had the opportunity to share policies and good practice;
  • be equipped to monitor the implementation of the PRP policy in order to ensure it is fair and objective; and
  • understand how pay appeals might arise.
  • who is the employer?
  • school staff terms and conditions of employment
  • pay
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Performance Related Pay and Pay Appeals (Twilight)

Thursday 7th November 2019

At the end of the session, delegates will:

  • understand the governing body's (GB’s) responsibilities on Performance Related Pay (PRP) for teaching staff;
  • have had the opportunity to consider the robustness of their school pay policy;
  • have had the opportunity to share policies and good practice;
  • be equipped to monitor the implementation of the PRP policy in order to ensure it is fair and objective; and
  • understand how pay appeals might arise.
  • who is the employer?
  • school staff terms and conditions of employment
  • pay
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Effective MAT Governance

Monday 11th November 2019
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Governor's Employer Responsibilities and Staffing (Afternoon)

Thursday 14th November 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)

Thursday 14th November 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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BGA Annual General Meeting and Autumn Briefing

Thursday 14th November 2019

AGM for the Bury Govenor Association - including election of the executive committee, chair, vice-chair, sectretary and treasurer

Briefing from the Council in relation to their vision for 2019/20 and beyond.

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Board Self-Evaluation and Governor Mark (Afternoon)

Monday 18th November 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)

Monday 18th November 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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