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Clerks and Chairs Conference - The Education People
15 Feb
As a school that subscribes to the training package offered by The Education People, your clerk and your Chair and Vice Chair are eligible for a free place at our conferences. Our Clerks Conference is being held on Wednesday 27th February at the Ashford International Hotel from 9am until 1pm. Please book here. You can also attend if you do not subscribe to our training package at a cost of £150. Our Chairs Conference is taking pace at the Mercure Hotel, Maidstone from 9am until 1pm on Tuesday 26th March and again, schools subscribing to our package have a free place for their Chair and Vice Chair. It is also possible to book onto the conference for a charge of £150 if you are not subscribers. Please book here. Clerks Conference: We are pleased to announce that Rani Kaur, Interim Head of Advice at the NGA who leads on policy in the areas of Clerking and SEND will be our morning key speaker focussing on courageous clerking and how the role of the clerk should positively influence the effectiveness and impact of the governing board. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend 3 workshops throughout the course of the morning including: Governorhub, Schools Financial Compliance, GDPR and Packtypes (Improve relationships, self awareness, confidence, effectiveness and teamwork from the Board- understanding and get the best from the governors round the table). Please see the attached document for further information on these workshops. This is a great opportunity for Clerks to come together at this annual conference and there will plenty of opportunity for networking, discussion, raising questions, sharing best practice and self- development. Come prepared with your questions! Chairs Conference: We are pleased to announce the following speakers for our 2019 Chairs' Conference Clare Collins MBE, Head of Consultancy at the NGA – “Strategic Vision” Clare leads and manages NGA’s consultancy service which undertakes external reviews of governance for all types of schools and academy trusts including MATs, as well as providing specialised consultancy support and bespoke support, training and development for MATs. Clare works alongside NGA’s Head of Training Development recruiting, training and managing NGA’s team of consultants, developing the training offer, and ensuring effective delivery. Clare also contributes to NGA publications, speaks at events and represents NGA. Clare’s background is in governance and trusteeship. She has chaired the governing board in a number of schools in different phases and in varying stages of their development. Clare has also chaired her local authority Schools Forum, and her trustee experience includes chairing the NGA trust board from 2008-2011. Munya Badze, The Enterprise Adviser Network – preparing young people for the world of work Supporting young people to make informed choices about their future is an important responsibility for schools. Governing boards have a key role in ensuring their school(s) not only does what is required by law, but gives its pupils the tools and knowledge to make a success of their lives. This workshop will explore strategic and practical ways a partnership with the Kent & Medway Enterprise Adviser Network will help primary and secondary school young people prepare for the world of work. Matt Dickson, Improvement Adviser - The wider curriculum and how to hold the SLT to account? We hope to see you at one of the conferences!
Reading and Writing 1 or 2 Day Course for KS1 and KS2 - Stephen Graham
12 Feb
Following Stephen Graham's inspirational one day session on Creating a Balanced Reader and Writer held in Kent last May, Medway is delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Scholastic, we have been able to arrange 2 days of Stephen Graham's training for 28/29 March 2019. The one day session provided delegates with plenty of practical classroom ideas for the teaching of reading and writing in the primary classroom. Both sessions are being held at Rainham School For Girls, Netball Centre and registration is FREE, with refreshments and lunch included. There is the option to register for one or both days; if you wish to attend both the Reading and Writing days, you need to register for both days separately using the link in the attached flier or the links below: Creating a Balanced Reader: 28th March: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-a-balanced-reader-with-stephen-graham-tickets-55398653865 Creating a Balanced Writer: 29th March: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-a-balanced-writer-with-stephen-graham-tickets-55398766201 If you require further information, please contact ruth.wells@medway.gov.uk
Medway Educational Services Newsletter - 6 February 2019
06 Feb
Medway Educational Services Newsletter - 6 February 2019