Governor Workshops 7 March 2018


Workshop 1
General Data Protection Regulation
Sarah Rowley, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

GDPR will apply from 25 May 2018 and will replace the current Data Protection Act. Governors should be aware of the changes that are coming and how to ensure that their school is compliant.  They will need to look at reviewing the school's policies and procedures, increasing staff awareness of the changes, appointing a Data Protection Officer, and consider an information audit.  The session will cover the practical implications of the new regulations and give governors an opportunity to ask questions.

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Workshop 2
Clare Collins, National Governors’ Association

This session will cover what safeguarding is and make governors aware of the statutory guidance they need to follow. It will include an understanding of how schools keep children safe and explain the role of governors.

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Workshop 3
School Visits
Richard Tyndall, National Governors’ Association 

The purpose of this session is to develop governors’ understanding of why they should visit their school, identifying the purpose for their visits, and the framework that needs to be established to enable effective visiting to take place. It will include looking at developing knowledge of the school through visits, the policy and protocol around a visit and reflecting on making an impact.

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