Foundation Governors - training and events

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Church School Governance Part 1

This two-part course is suitable for foundation representatives and those in other governance roles in both maintained and academy Church schools (including school governors and trustees). Please note, this course is mandatory for all newly appointed foundation representatives.

Part 1 is a general course that covers the importance of good governance in any school, focusing on key governor activities. It is suitable for someone new to governance or as a refresher for a more experienced governor. We will also cover key areas that are unique in a Church school and start familiarising the delegate with areas that will be covered in greater depth in the second session. Part 1 will provide participants with practical knowledge that they can apply to their setting.

Cost: Free

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Church School Governance Part 2

This is part two of a two-part course aimed at those in governance roles in both maintained and academy schools. Part 2 aims to provide opportunities to ask questions, network and discuss with fellow governors, and apply Church school governance to your own context.

Cost: Free

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Church School Governance for Renewing Foundation Governors

This session is designed to provide a refresher for experienced foundation representatives in maintained and academy schools. It is a compulsory module for renewing foundation governors. This session will cover a brief update on the team and any recent new initiatives, answering any questions foundation governors may have. There will be updates and discussions on a range of subjects relevant to the foundation governor, e.g. SIAMs, governor monitoring, environment, recruiting governors and building diverse boards.

Cost: Free

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Foundation Governors’ Forum

Our termly governor forum is aimed at all those serving as governors in our church schools and has been designed with a view to providing attendees with the opportunity to network, share best practice and to hear about any hot topics. Each forum will have a theme, often with a guest speaker, as well as time planned in for that valuable networking opportunity. 

Cost: Free

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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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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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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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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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Contact

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

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