POSTPONED - STRENGTHENING LEADERSHIP
Apologies, but due to trainer illness we are postponing the Governor Training - Strengthening Leadership.
A new date is to be confirmed.
Climbing the Ladder
Today, English Subject Leaders from 24 of our schools came together to hear the latest updates on moderation and the Interim Frameworks from Claire Ridsdale, STA National Expert and SGCC English Advisor.
Over the last few months, the group and Claire have been developing a Grammar and Composition Skills Ladder in response to requests to develop a document that can be used across WGSP schools to support teachers in planning for appropriate progression in writing. The final document will soon be available and shared with all our schools who can then tweak it for their own use.
The next English Subject Leaders session is 22nd January 2018 - why not come and join us?
Come and Join Us!
Governor Network Meeting
On Thursday, 20 governors from 10 schools came together to listen to a range of speakers on different issues.Carole Phillips from Yorkley School talked about how Nurture makes an impact on improving challenging behaviour and developing the self-esteem of children. Pam Howell from Severnbanks talked why it is important to think beyond simply closing the gaps because….
•If overall achievement is low, narrowing the gap is meaningless.
•Focusing on the gaps can limit aspirations.
She explored why it is important to understand pupils' needs and the barriers to learning to raise aspirations.
Karen Powell, our experienced governor trainer explored the new competency framework for clerks and how governing bodies can work more effectively with clerks.Throughout the evening, there was lots of opportunities for governors to share their own experiences and learn about practices in other schools.
The comments received included:
"very positive, beneficial and worth attending"
"knowledgeable speakers, good subjects, great nibbles"
Come and join us at the next Governor Network Meeting on 11th January 2018