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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, email business support manager Julie Forde j.forde@ebor.academy or call Julie for an informal discussion on 01904 553404.

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 calendar 2019/20

For any queries or to book your place, email Ellen Machin e.machin@ebor.academy

CORE TRAINING

Induction to Governance in a MAT

Trainer: Julia Elliott

East Coast: Wednesday 25th September, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Academy Filey, Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HG

Hull: Tuesday 24th September , 6.00-8.00pm, Marfleet Primary Academy, Marfleet Lane, Hull, HU9 5RJ

York: Tuesday 22nd October, 6.00-8.00pm, Hob Moor Primary Academy, Green Lane, Acomb, York YO24 4PS

 

●      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 8th October 2019, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR 

East Coast: Wednesday 9th October 2019, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Academy Filey, Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HG

 

●      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

Hull: Thursday 30th April 2020, 6.00-8.00pm, Marfleet Primary Academy, Marfleet Lane, Hull, HU9 5RJ

East Coast: Thursday 7th May 2020, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Academy Filey, Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HG

 

●      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 school’s financial health

New Ofsted Framework

Trainers:

York & East Coast: Gail Brown

Hull: Dave Barber

York: Thursday 23rd January 2020, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

East Coast: Thursday 30th January, 2020 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Academy Filey, Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HG

Hull: Thursday 23rd January 2020, 6.00-8.00pm, Marfleet Primary Academy, Marfleet Lane, Hull, HU9 5RJ

 

Policy, Systems, Processes

Policy: Exclusions, Complaints

Trainer: Gail Brown

York: Wednesday 17th June 2020, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

 

●      Understanding the Trust Policy

●      Understanding how to deal with complaints, de-escalation.

●      Governor role with regards to exclusions

Safeguarding

Trainer: Rebecca McGuinn 

York: Monday 7th October 2019, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Tuesday 15th October 2019, 6.00-8.00pm, Marfleet Primary Academy, Marfleet Lane, Hull, HU9 5RJ

East Coast: Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Academy Filey, Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HG

 

●      Understand responsibilities in all aspects of child protection

●      Explore the role of the Safeguarding Governor

●      Prevent and E-Safety

Safer Recruitment

Trainer: Alison Taylor

East Coast: Tuesday 10th March 2020, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Academy Filey, Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HG 

Hull: Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 6.00-8.00pm, Marfleet Primary Academy, Marfleet Lane, Hull, HU9 5RJ

●      Identify key features of staff recruitment

●      Academy policy and practices

Leading Governance for Chairs/Vice Chair

The Role of the Chair (also for Vice Chairs)

Trainer: Julia Elliott

York: Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 6.00-8.00pm, Ebor Business & Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3PR

Hull: Tuesday 10th December, 6.00-8.00pm, Marfleet Primary Academy, 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