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Autumn Term 2013 - Governors' Agenda Booklet     

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Schools Directory 2013/14 (updated 7/1/2014)

Governor Support & Development

School Term Dates 2014/15 - these have now been finalised and can be downloaded from the links below:

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Governors' Handbook - The Department for Education (DFE) has released a new handbook for governors (May 2013) - updated January 2014

Free Healthwatch Conference

In April 2013 a new Healthwatch network will be launched to give children, young people and adults who use health and social care services, a powerful voice locally and nationally. Four national charities have joined forces to push for greater people power in local health and social care services.

A free half-day event to raise awareness has been organised. The event will enable school governors to find out more about Healthwatch and explore how they can use their skills, experience and knowledge to shape how it develops. For further information and to book a place go to

Traded Services 2013-14

The Services to Schools 2013 - 2014 Directory of Traded Services has been published.

Preventing Violent Extremism

School governors are welcome to attend one of the sessions on offer by completing the nomination form (see dates).  If you have any questions regarding this please contact or 0191 561 8996

All people who may come into contact with vulnerable people on a day to day basis can attend a WRAP (Workshop Raising Awareness of Prevent) session. The main aims are to understand: 

School Nursing Review Consultation Event (December 2012)

In response to “call to action” a local review of the school nursing service across South of Tyne & Wear is being carried out. As part of the review, a number of consultation events are being held with wider partners to gain views and experiences of the current school nursing services. The events are aimed at Health visitors, teachers, school governors, safeguarding leads, social care, young people’s services, Education, CAMHS, children’s centre staff, GP’s, and any other staff who have links with the school nursing service. Further details regarding the consultation events and an electronic booking form are available.

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Complete Agenda Booklet (PDF Adobe Acrobat pdf document 143kb)


Complete Agenda Booklet

-     Link to Redundancy procedure
-     Link to Admissions Consultation
-     Link to Emergency Planning Template
-     Link to Safer Working Practice Procedure
-     Link to Allegations of Abuse Guidance
-     Link to Harassment Policy
-     Link to further information on School Funding Reform   
-     Link to Grievance Procedure
-     Link to Sunderland City Governors' Association Website
-     Link to New Exclusions Guidance 
-     Link to Information on Pupil Behaviour 
-     Link to Education Safeguarding Team Virtual Learning Environment (username/password required)
-     Link to Children's Centre information
-     Link to Families Information Service


Complete Agenda Booklet
Educational Visits Policy

Services to Schools Booklet
Health & Safety - Incident Reporting Procedure
Health & Safety - Working at heights
Pecuniary Interests Form


Complete Agenda Booklet
Benefit Fraud
Flexible Working
Flexible Retirement
Information Sharing Protocol
Teachers' Maternity Scheme

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