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Governor Training : Governor Local Area Forum

The Sussex Exchange, Queensway, St Leonards on Sea
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Target Audience
Chair of Governors / Governors - Academies / Governors - Independent / Governors - Maintained Schools / Governors - Safeguarding Link Governors
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Course Types
Network Meeting, Forum
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Course description

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.

Training objectives

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.

Learning outcomes

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.


Additional Information


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.

Start Date
Wednesday 13 November 2019
End Date
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday 12 November 2019
18:00 - 20:00
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