This week I highlight a series of free Governor training webinars available this term from Governors for Schools and the Education Secretary’s call for evidence on the funding arrangements for pupils with SEND.
Free Governor training webinars this term
Governors for Schools (previously School Governors One Stop Shop) has announced a series of free webinars for Governors this term as follows:
- Thursday 16 May from 8 to 9 am and Monday 20 May from 7 to 8 pm – Latest education hot topics such as new Relationship & Sex Education Guidance, the new Teacher Recruitment Website and Interactive School Financial Value Standard for 2019/20.
- Thursday 27 June from 8 to 9 am – Headteacher recruitment.
- Thursday 18 July from 8 to 9 am – Self-evaluation of governance.
All sessions will be hosted by governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn. They’ll include a mix of information and advice, opinion polls and the opportunity to ask your own questions. Recordings of the webinars will be available on their website shortly afterwards.
Education Secretary calls for ideas on to improve SEND funding system
In a speech to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) today, the Education Secretary will launch a Call for Evidence on the funding arrangements for pupils with complex Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and praise the work of schools, teachers and support workers for enabling those pupils to achieve great outcomes.
Ministers have already identified high-needs funding as one of two areas most in need of a funding uplift in the forthcoming spending review, the other being post-16 funding. The call for evidence launches today and will run until 31st July.