Chairs of Governors - training and events

New Chairs of Governors: Leading in a Church School

For new and recently appointed chairs and those who wish to update their knowledge. This course, written by an experienced Chair of Governors, will give you all the skills and information you need to get started and be effective immediately. The course will include looking at the key roles and responsibilities of a governing body with specific reference to the chair’s role.  There will be advice and guidance on issues Chairs of Governors find themselves faced with.

Cost: Free

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SIAMS for Schools

SIAMS is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. This is also known as a Section 48 inspection. This webinar is for headteachers, RE leaders, Collective Worship leads, governors and those who lead on the Christian character of a church school or trust. In this session we will explore the new 2023 SIAMS Framework.

We will cover what the new Framework looks like: the Inspection Structure; the importance of Christian vision; the six Inspection Questions; the judgments; self-evaluations; and the keeping of evidence.

Cost: £25

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Theologically Rooted Christian Vision

SIAMS 2023 asks about your school’s ‘theologically rooted Christian vision’. This session is aimed at schools who are looking to revisit their vision or who already have an established school vision. It will support school leaders to articulate the context of their schools, and to think about how to respond to this theologically. How do you then formulate an effective theologically rooted Christian vision and support your school community in understanding this?

Cost: £25

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Spirituality in Schools

How can we recognise and encourage the creation of space for spiritual development in our schools, enabling all pupils and adults to flourish? This webinar provides the opportunity to explore spirituality in the school context and the SIAMS expectations for Church schools, recognising and valuing spirituality and implementing a school policy for spiritual development. We will share some good practices from schools within our diocese and some key documents that will support you in your development

Cost £25

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SIAMS Forum

This is an opportunity to share experiences, anxieties and helpful tips on preparing for SIAMS with colleagues. At this forum there will be opportunity to discuss questions about SIAMS related matters, including self-evaluation; share experiences, helpful tips and best practice; have space to explore and discuss the challenges of the SIAMS inspection; and iscuss the impact of the changes and developments to the SIAMS inspection process.

Cost: Free

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School Leaders and Parish Partners Conference

Join us at Flourish House, Wells, for our 2024 School Leaders conference where we will be welcoming guest speakers Dr Margaret James, National Director of SIAMS for the Church of England  and Paul Rusby, who has been a Headteacher of 3 Church of England Schools, a National Leader of Education, Primary Consultant Leader and School Improvement Partner. The day will also include wellbeing workshops and reflection time. We would highly recommend School Leaders bring their Parish Partner, Foundation Governor and / or SIAMS Lead  to get the most out of the day. We would ask that all bookings are made through the school office. 

Cost: £45 per delegate

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Governor Monitoring Part 2: SIAMS, Collective Worship and RE

This session is aimed at governors, clergy and school leaders who want to understand more about effective governor monitoring for SIAMS, Collective Worship and RE. The session is particularly useful for schools that have not yet developed their monitoring as a church school or have this as a SIAMS development area. However, it is also aimed at those new to governance, particularly foundation governors, or clergy and school leaders starting out in monitoring their church school development.

Cost: £25

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Heads and Chairs June briefing

We invite the Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Chairs of Governors of all our Church schools to attend a briefing led by members of our Senior Leadership Team and School Advisers from Bath and Wells Education Department online. 

These events are an opportunity to hear updates from us about what we are working on alongside our local authority colleagues and any changes on a national level. 

Cost: Free

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Contact

For further information please contact Felicity Cobley, email: felicity.cobley@bathwells.anglican.org

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