Governor Training and Support

PaJeS runs termly governor workshops where governors have a chance to network with those from different schools over supper, receive a briefing on a topical issue and then attend one of three workshops on offer. We also run induction training for new governors in both state schools and independent schools. These evenings not only benefit new governors but also serve as valuable refresher sessions for more longstanding governors.

The next Governor Workshop evening has been postponed due to Coronavirus but we hope to offer these workshops at a future date:

Induction Training
Clare Collins, National Governors’ Association
This session is for those new to governing in schools and academy trusts (or for those who would like a refresh) and will provide:
• An overview of the core governance functions
• The strategic nature of the role and the responsibilities associated with it
• Core areas of knowledge required to undertake the role effectively

SEND in Mainstream Schools
Gianna Colizza, Headteacher of Gesher School
There appears to be an ever-increasing number of children with learning difficulties, other disabilities and an emotional burden that often comes along with that. This session will look at how best to support the needs of SEND children and their emotional health in our schools.

Sharing Best Practice
Chaired by Susy Stone, former Head of Akiva School
Darren Simons, governor at Sinai Jewish Primary School
Samantha Leek, chair of governors at Kerem School
Sue Nyman, chair of governors at Yavneh College
Each governor will give examples of their best practice followed by a discussion. Topics will include:
• Time management
• Role of parent governor
• Succession planning
• Restructuring
• Knowing roles and responsibilities