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Recent Conferences

  • LASGB 24th Annual Conference 2018

    19 May 2018,


    Please note that the LASGB held its 24th Annual on Saturday, 19th May 2018.

    Registration and refreshments were from 9:00 with the conference starting at 9.30am.

    The conference was held at The Hallmark Hotel Leyland, Leyland Way, Preston, PR25 4JX  (click here for map).

    School a Safe Place to Develop and Nurture OUR Children

    The conference was opened by our Chair, John Davey and speakers will included:

    Suzie Charles

    Paul Dyson Knight – click here for Paul’s presentation slides 2018 Paul Dyson-Knight

    Ajay Sethi

    Dai Durbridge – click here for Dai’s presentation slides 2018 Dia Durbridge

    Katie Piercy – click here for Katies presentation slides 2018 Katie Piercy

    Gary Limb – click here for Gary’s presentation slides 2018 Gary Limb

    Our President Bill Hodgson closed the conference.

    This was another opportunity to meet the executive, hear some great speakers and raise issues that concern you and generally share good practice with other governors in Lancashire.

    Also on the agenda was a presentation on school funding and we will be presenting the LASGB Governors awards.

    The conference closed 13:30.

  • LASGB 23rd Annual Conference 2017


    The LASGB 23rd Annual Conference was a very successful.

    Key note speaker was Dr Christine Hough.
    Christine titled her presentation “Life in the Inspection Pit – How to maintain our own schools”. Dr Hough left the following message on the LASGB Facebook page “Was delighted to give the Keynote at LASGB conference on Saturday. It was a great pleasure to meet and talk to people who work tirelessly for their schools – a privilege to be involved, thank you. Dr Chris Hough.”. We would like to thank Dr Hough.

    Amanda Hatton, the LCC Director of Children’s Services; Ajay Sethi, LCC Head of Learning and Skills; Gill Cornwall, Service Delivery Manager, Health, Safety and Quality and Kevin Smith, Financial Advisor to the Schools’ Forum. Some of the information provided and presentations are attached here and here and speaker profiles here.

    We were also delighted to distribute awards  to some of the nominees put forward over the last year – outstanding governors and governance full list here.

    Some pictures of the event will be added soon.

  • LASGB Spring 2017 Mini Conference/Training Event

    08 March 2017,


    The topic for this training was: Delivering a ‘broad and balanced curriculum’ in secondary schools.

    Paul Dyson-Knight, Lancashire Secondary Schools’ Adviser, gave an excellent exposition of the challenges facing our schools.

    Those who missed his talk also missed an excellent buffet at Ribby Hall!

  • LASGB Autumn 2016 Mini Conference/Training Event

    09 November 2016,


    The last LASGB Mini-Conference, “A Broad and Balanced Curriculum”, was
    held at the Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston, Leyland on 9
    th November.

    This presentation was given by Gemma Whalling and Sarah Barraclough.

    A brief history of the approach to the curriculum from the 1970s onwards was given.

    This was a good presentation which covered a lot of ground in a short space of time. The focus of this meeting was on Primary Schools but a second session covering the curriculum in Secondary Schools is being planned.


  • LASGB October 2015 Mini Conference/Training Event

    14 October 2015,


    Wednesday 14th October, 2015.

    “Resistance to Excellence” –  how do Governors deal with problems they may experience when trying to move their school forward to outstanding?


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