Governor Workshops 8 March 2022

Voluntary contributions: what can be learned from the fundraising and donor theory?
Amy Braier, Director, Pears Foundation
Shoshana Copeland, Director of Fundraising, Camp Simcha
This workshop started with a presentation on the rights and wrongs of VC requests.
Amy and Shoshana looked at the voluntary contributions through the prism of fundraising relationships. They looked at the way that charities recruit, solicit and steward donations and build relationships with their donors and consider what schools could learn from this.

To see Amy and Shoshana's presentation, please email [email protected]
To see Raisel's presentation, click here

Articles of interest:
Ensuring that gift aid tax relief is retained on parental donations (contributions)
States schools, religious tuition and gift aid

Governing body effective self-review
Bronwen Tunami, Governance Consultant and former NLG, and Chair of Governors at The Totteridge Academy and Whitings Hill Primary School
The workshop focussed on how to evaluate governing body effectiveness, looking at available tools to support reflection, why self-evaluation is important and how to develop ideas into priorities for action.

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Document: 360° review: chair of governors

Introduction to being a governor
Susy Stone, former Head of Akiva School, Vice Chair of Governors at Yavneh College and PaJeS Board member
This session was aimed at governors of maintained VA schools including academies who are relatively new to their position, plus anyone who wanted a ‘refresher’. Susy outlined the main roles and responsibilities in being a governor and looked at distinguishing between the governing body’s strategic role and the operational role of the Head and SLT.

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