Governance Webinars – Friday 15 November 2019

This week I highlight two governance webinars and the appointment of the Interim Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England.

Schools NorthEast Autumn Term Governance Webinar: Monday 18 November at 6pm
This first governance webinar from Schools NorthEast has been designed to provide governors with timely updates and practical advice. It will:

  • highlight key sector updates and dissect what has been published by the DfE and Ofsted so far this term;
  • discuss what have been the governance priorities over the first half term, actions that have been taken by schools and practical advice on best next steps.;
  • horizon scan and look at what this means in real terms for governors;
  • host a Q&A session.

It will be facilitated by Nicki Wadley, LLG and Governance Lead, Hub4Leaders.

The webinar is free for Schools North East Partner Schools and to all delegates who have booked onto their Northern Governance Conference 2020. The cost for any other is £30 +VAT.

Free webinar on Performance data in 2019
Governors for Schools is offering a free webinar on Thursday 28 November from 8 to 9 a.m. to introduce governors to the 2019 performance data published within Analyse School Performance (ASP) and Ofsted’s Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR).

The webinar will focus on what to expect in these reports, how to spot trends and how to use the data to inform governors questions for the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team.

The webinar will be facilitated by Better Governor governance experts, Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them, together with the use of online polls and the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Appointment of Interim Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England
Janet Renou left as North of England Regional Schools Commissioner in July and Katherine Cowell started in her role as Interim Regional Schools Commissioner the same month. Katherine is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the Opportunity North East Programme. Prior to this Katherine was Deputy Director within the North region from 2016.