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School Governors

School Governors

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role.

It will give you the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, develop your skills in a board-level environment, and give something back to your local community. You will also be joining the largest volunteer force in the country – there are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing state funded schools in England.

Ebor Academy Trust operates over 20 schools across York, Selby, the East Riding and The Humber and on the Yorkshire Coast. We are a mixed multi-academy trust, which means we comprise community schools and Church of England schools. We’re always on the lookout for people keen to work with our schools to both support and challenge the way they work, to enrich the learning experience of our children.

If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor with Ebor Academy Trust, in the first instance email governance manager Trish Thistlewood – p.thistlewood@ebor.academy – or call Trish on 01904 555401.

Download our Be a School Governor leaflet

School governors can also download Governance Matters which brings together in one document details of our commitment to high standards, code of conduct, Q&As, governance structure, useful links and glossary of terms.

Ebor Governance
Training and Development – 2019

Spring 2019

CORE TRAINING

Induction to Governance in a MAT

Trainer: Julia Elliott

York: Tuesday 29 January 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10

Hull: Tuesday 12 February 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Who’s Who in the Trust – roles
  • The Trust structure
  • Core responsibilities; holding leaders to account, value for money
  • Challenges you may face
  • Vision, Ethos and Strategic Direction
  • How the LGB can promote and develop aims for the school

Holding Leaders to Account

Trainer: Julia Elliott

York: Tuesday 5 March 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Tuesday 2 April 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Using data to ask key questions
  • The importance of knowing the quality of teaching and the support and development of all staff
  • SEF, SDP

Value For Money – Financial performance

Trainer: Andrew Robinson

York: Wednesday 13 March 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Tuesday 12 March 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Understanding the monthly management accounts reports
  • Understanding the % spent on teaching and TA support versus outcomes (how to challenge leaders regarding staffing structures)
  • Pupil Premium and sports funding
  • The schools financial health

Summer 2019

Policy, Systems, Processes

Policy: Exclusions, Complaints

Trainers:

York: Gail Brown

Hull:  Jeanette Sutherland

York: Wednesday 8 May 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Thursday 2 May 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Understanding the Trust Policy
  • Understanding how to deal with complaints, de escalation.
  • Governor role with regards to exclusions

Safeguarding

Trainer: Rebecca McGuinn

York: Tuesday 18 June 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Thursday 20 June 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Understand responsibilities in all
  • aspects of child protection
  • Explore the role of the Safeguarding Governor
  • Prevent and E-Safety

Safer Recruitment

Trainer: Alison Taylor

York: Tuesday 4 June 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Tuesday 11 June 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Identify key features of staff recruitment
  • Academy policy and practices

AUTUMN 2019

Leading Governance

For Chairs/Vice Chair

The Role of the Chair

(also for Vice Chairs)

Trainer: Julia Elliott

York: Tuesday 3 December 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Tuesday 10 December 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Becoming an effective Chair
  • Effective leadership
  • Planning the work and structure of the board
  • Effective collaboration
  • The clerking role
  • Induction of governors
  • Performance review of the LGB

Leading Change and Continuous Improvement

Trainer: Julia Elliott

York: Monday 16 September 6.00-8.00pm

at Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Tuesday 17 September 6.00-8.00pm

at Marfleet Primary School, Marfleet Lane,

Hull, HU9 5RJ

  • Monitoring systems and evaluation to drive improvement
  • Understanding Head’s report
  • Understanding and managing risk