Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP)

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Run by Liverpool Hope University, this training programme is aimed at Governors and Trustees (Directors) in both church schools and schools with a distinctively Christian ethos. Click the button below to download the leaflet to find out more.

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BDBE Governors Conference 2019

For all Governors in Blackburn Diocesan Schools

Saturday 9th February 2019 09.30-12.30

Refreshments will be available from 9.00am

Venue Fulwood St Cuthbert’s Church Centre Lytham Road Fulwood

This year the conference will be almost exclusively devoted to explaining and preparing Governors for an inspection under the new SIAMs Framework and speakers include Lisa Horobin and Neville Norcross.

Cost £50.00 per governing board for members of BDBE family or £100.00 per governing board for non-members

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Successfully Negotiating the Admissions Process

Managing and administering the Admissions Process is one of the most important roles of a Governing Board in a Voluntary Aided Schools.  As the Admissions Authority, the Governing Board has the responsibility to agree and set appropriate Admissions Criteria, to then ensure that the criteria is properly and fairly administered, and also to receive any appeals and to respond appropriately.

This is a serious undertaking with is tightly governed by legislation, and set out in the Admissions Code.  The Board of Education is here to help with training, with ensuring that Admissions Criteria are legal and appropriate, and that schools are well prepared for any Appeals.  Training for the Admissions round which begins in September 2018 will take place 

Wednesday 7th November 2018 9.30am – 11.30am

Refreshments available from 9.00am

Venue Diocesan Offices Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Cost £85.00 members of BDBE family up to 3 delegates or £150.00 up to 3 delegates for non-members

This is particularly relevant to new headteachers, Chairs of Governors, and any headteacher who has not been on the training for a number of years.

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Appeals Panel Training

For Chairs of Governors, Admission Committee Members, Head teachers & Appeal Panellists

We will be looking at how to prepare for an Appeal, how Appeals are conducted, and how Appeals are judged and decisions are made.

We would welcome head teachers, deputies and any Governors who are responsible for Appeals and may have to attend an Appeal Panel.

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Several training events will happen throughout the year, please keep an eye on this space for more information when it arrives.

New Governors Induction

Thursday 8th November 2018 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 13th March 2019 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 20th June 2019 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue Diocesan Offices Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Cost £45.00 per governor for members of BDBE family or £100.00 per governor for non-members

To choose your date and book places on this training please click here