Following government advice, ESCC have made the decision to postpone or cancel some face to face training. This decision has been made in light of the national concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID - 19). Please see individual courses for more information.
Inform and update governors on current local and national issues relating to schools and the work of the Governing Board. A school to school approach, combined with the increased focus on school governance, will require governing boards to consider how all governors can work collectively, not just in their own schools, but across the wider ‘governor community’. The forums will facilitate governor networking and information gathering through high quality presentations that facilitate discussion and information sharing among peers.
Local Area Forums provide:
a significant opportunity for consultation, briefing and discussion over current local and national issues relating to schools and in particular to the work of governing boards
pooled experience and empower governors to work more collectively. e.g. a geographical list of suitable governors from a range of schools could be created of those willing and able to sit on panels such as complaints panels.
Regular networking amongst the wider governor community will build local relationships amongst governors to:
increase sharing of best practice and practical solutions to general governance issues
increase governor confidence to seek and accept support on local governance issues
increase trust amongst governors to give and receive peer to peer challenge
increase governor awareness of the local East Sussex Governors’ Representative Group
increase governor feedback to East Sussex Governors’ Representative Group and County Forum debate
remove the risk of isolation of governance.
Chair of Governors, Governors, Safeguarding Link Governors, Clerk to Governors from East Sussex Maintained Primary, Secondary and Special Schools, East Sussex Primary, Secondary and Special Academies and Independent Schools.
Refreshments of Tea/Coffee/Water and Biscuits will be served on arrival.