Schools North East - Northern Governance Conference
The Northern Governance Conference 2019
Join around 300 of your colleagues from across the North and learn about key developments affecting your role. Now in its second year the Northern Governance conference will support those in school governance roles – state-maintained and academy – in carrying out their duties confidently and effectively.
Being a school governor or trustee is a hugely rewarding role. However, there has never been greater pressure on school governors of all types to ensure that the children in their schools receive the best possible education. If you are a Chair, Vice Chair, Trustee, Head Teacher, lead or parent governor in maintained schools or academies, ensure that you are able to provide clarity of vision and strategic direction, hold the head teacher to account, and oversee the financial performance of your school.
Primary Partner School: £50 per delegate
Secondary Partner School: £60 per delegate
Primary School non-partner: £70 per delegate
Secondary School non-partner: £80 per delegate
Non North East School £95 per delegate
Local Authority £120 per delegate
Non School £170 per delegate
All prices exclude VAT Group discount available when booking 3 or more delegates
Understanding and Dealing with Issues relating to Parental Responsibility
Schools are required by law to engage with pupils’ parents in a number of different ways. They can find themselves caught up in disputes between a number of adults, each claiming to have parental responsibility for a particular child. Schools are also expected to navigate complex living arrangements, particularly for children who are living in social care, where parental responsibility can be confusing or unclear.
The DFE has produced guidance to help schools understand their obligations and duties in relation to the rights and responsibilities of parents, as recognised by education law. The Guidance uses the terms:
must – where a school has a duty
can – where a school has a power (not a duty) under statutory or common law
should – for guidance on good practice
The guidance should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law. It refers to legislation that sets out schools’ legal duties.
Who is this advice for?
It applies to:
maintained schools – including sixth form and nursery year groups,
maintained nursery schools,
academies and free schools – including sixth form and nursery year groups