Governing boards are key strategic decision makers accountable for ensuring best possible education for every child, they play an important role in setting the strategic direction of a school, maintaining a successful and stable workforce and ensuring financial management and efficiency. The Government’s White paper Educational Excellence Everywhere highlights the significantly changing expectations of governors making it more important than ever for all Governors to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to be effective and receive the development they need to effectively fulfil their role.
The resources below provide a basic introduction to the role, however we recommended that new governors attend our formal induction training course to gain a more in depth understanding of the role and the opportunity to meet other new governors from different schools. Our training is facilitated by David Marriott who brings a wealth of experience having taught for 21 years in 5 different secondary schools and served as Head of Governor Services for Wiltshire Council between 1995 and 2011.
In addition to induction training Governor Services offers a wide range of training opportunities to enable governors and clerks to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills. Some sessions are dedicated particularly to governors and/or clerks however all courses which may be of relevance are open to our governors/clerks. These courses are free of charge to governors/clerks of schools that have subscribed to Governor Services (ask you clerk if you are unsure), otherwise there will be a charge to the school.
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Video resources for Active Travel to School
Free video resources for schools in BaNES to use in promoting Active Travel and carry out initiatives to count towards their Modeshift STARS accreditation. Includes videos on active travel to school and leisure cycle routes.
Could be used in class, tutorials or assembly setting, for example.
Modeshift STARS Resources for Schools
There are a number of useful resources available to download here for schools signed up to Modeshift STARS in BaNES.
These are free and are intended to support schools through the Modeshift STARS accreditation process, as well as being a good place to find ideas on how to promote and enable more cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel to school.
The recommended dates for 2016-17 and 2017-18 are based on a calendar of 195 days which means schools take their in service days within these dates.