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Sunderland City Council - Governor Training and Support for schools

Governor Training 2015/16
Training 2015-16 (as at 10/5/2016)
Please e-mail to reserve a place.

National Governors' Association Conference October 2015
Schools Directory 2015/16
Schools Directory 2015/16   (updated 5th May 2016)
list of schools - excel)
(updated 5th May 2016)
School Term Dates 2016/17 Word Excel PDF

School Term Dates 2015/16

Word Excel PDF

School Term Dates 2014/15

Word Excel PDF
Governance Handbook
Governance Handbook - The Department for Education (DFE) first released a handbook for governors in May 2013 - the current version can be accessed from this link.
Services to Schools 2014/15
Services to Schools 2015/16
Services to Schools 2016/17
Governors' Association

Constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools (May 2014 guidance - updated March and August 2015)

Statutory guidance setting out the arrangements for the constitution of school governing bodies

Schools Forum

Free Training available for all school governors
Modern Governor online training
Available free to all governing bodies that subscribe to the Council's Governor Training and Development Service

Events Calendar On-line calendar.  Has dates for headteacher meetings, Education Leadership Board, Economic Leadership Board, Teacher Associations Liaison Group (TALG), Governor Training, Schools Forum &  Finance Service User Group

Codes of practice for maintained schools

20 questions for governing bodies (Version 2 - 2015)

20 Questions
Template to be completed

Advice on governor visits/ link governors
Making a school visit
Visiting Policy - Proforma (Word Document)
Visit Log (Word Document)
The Role of the Link Governor
Governor Support to Schools Service

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