Previous school governor events/conferences

2022 Annual Governors' Conference - Friday 14 October 2022

Our first conference since 2019 was an ideal opportunity for delegates to get together and share governance experiences and good practice.

Alongside an LA update from Jack Forster, Director of Education and 14-19 skills, there was a keynote speech by Victoria Franklin, an Education Consultant with a specialist focus on attendance management and improvement. Victoria presented on 'the challenges facing both trusts and governing bodies regarding pupil attendance', informed by new Government Guidance 'Working together to improve school attendance.’

In the afternoon, there was a variety of panels and workshops for governors to attend on relevant topics including the implications of the Education White Paper (with Jeff Marshall (J&G Marshall Ltd), making your school more sustainable (lead by the NGA), an Ofsted update, utilising Pupil Voice and conducting governor visits.

Presentations from the conference are available on the Governor Hub Resources area or by emailing the School Governance Team.

2019 Annual Governors’ Conference - Friday 11 October 2019 - "Brave Governance - The Sequel"

The agenda included knowledgeable and inspirational speakers who covered the theme ‘Brave Governance’ focussing on the new Ofsted Framework, where delegates considered the first of the three I's - Intent. Ian Gilbert who is the founder of Independent Thinking was our keynote speaker along with Alex Robinson from GovernorHub.

Presentations from the day are available below:

Jacky Forster Presentation (PDF, 958KB)

Ian Gilbert Presentation (PDF, 1.34MB)

We would like to give a special thank you to the children from St. Mary's Catholic Primary School in Crewe who performed a selection of songs to celebrate their love of singing.

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