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Previous Workshops

  • Personal Development – recent guidance regarding the statutory elements and the consultation on gender questioning children

    22 February 2024,

    7 :00

    LASGB Spring 2024 Workshop – ‘Personal Development – recent guidance regarding the statutory elements and the consultation on gender questioning children’

    Roxana Sardais, Leader of the LCC Equality and Diversity Team,  and Jennifer MacDonald, PSHE adviser for LCC,  outlined the difficult area of Personal Development; they described what the statutory elements are and explored the latest consultation around gender questioning.

    Governors discussed these often contentious issues and raised suggested areas for further discussion with schools.

    The Powerpoint used during the evening can be viewed and downloaded here.

  • Special Schools Workshop: Developing the Curriculum and Measuring the Impact on Pupils – 17 May 2023

    17 May 2023,

    19 :00

    The LASGB held a “Special Schools” Workshop on Wednesday 17 May 2023 and this was a “Face to Face” event. The Workshop commenced at 19:00 but delegates joined from 18:30 for refreshments.

    Our first speaker for the evening was Angela Holdsworth, CEO, The View Trust who discussed “The Steps Required to Develop a Curriculum for a Special School”. Our other speakers were Alison Ashley and Danielle Lamb, Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher respectively of Hebden Green Special School, Winsford, Cheshire who discussed the “Methods of Measuring the Impact of the Curriculum on Special School Pupils”.

    Whilst the focus was on Special Schools the material is also be of interest to those in mainstream especially those who are responsible for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pupils.

    British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters were available for those who needed BSL support.

    The workshop was held at:

    The McDonald Tickled Trout Hotel
    Preston New Road
    Samlesbury
    Preston
    PR5 0UJ

    Please click below for the PowerPoint slides (pdf format) from the workshop:

    Assessment in Special Schools slides

    Developing the Special School Curriculum slides

    SEND support resource for school leaders

  • LASGB Winter Workshop 2023 – The Governor Role in Sustainability in Schools

    01 March 2023,

    19 :00

    LASGB Winter Workshop – The Governor Role in Sustainability in Schools 

    These are the Introductory slides: Introductory slides

    At this workshop the speakers were:

    Wendy Litherland, Director of Sustainability and Teacher Science, St Christopher’s CE High School, Accrington

    Wendy’s presentation – Kick-Start Sustainability – discussed what sustainability looks like in her school and how she developed it. You can view a PDF version here: St Christopher’s Presentation Slides.

    and

    Melissa Klavins-Bridge, Senior Structural Engineer Water, Ports and Nuclear, Warrington (and a School Governor)

    Melissa looked at quick wins and strategies that have worked in her schools. A copy of the presentation is here: Melissa Klavins-Bridge Presentation slides

  • LASGB Workshop – Academisation

    06 July 2022,

    19 :00

    Tickled Trout Hotel , Preston

    Refreshments 6-30 . Workshop 7pm until 9 pm.

    This workshop will be around Academisation.

    The PowerPoint slides for this event will be available after the event on this page.

    As all members will be aware the “White Paper” published before Easter
    (now an Education Bill) outlined the Governments ambition that
    every school should become part of a multi-academy trust (MAT) by 2030.

    In the light of this LASGB are holding an information session for our members.
    There was a panel of speakers who have experience of theacademisation
    process and who answered your questions.

    In addition, as you may have seen on the Lancashire SchoolsPortal – Edwina Grant, Executive Director for Education & ChildrenServices,  provided us with a video update outlining thecounty council view on their proposals.This workshop was a face to face one, however some delegated attended virtually (zoom).

    The presentation from Jim Dye is available by clicking here.

    The presentation from John Tarbox is available by clicking here.

    The link to the Edwina Grant video is available by clicking here.
  • LASGB Workshop – SEND is Everyone’s Responsibility

    02 February 2022,

    19 :00

    SEND is Everyone’s Responsibility | Wednesday 2nd February 2022

    Tickled Trout Hotel , Preston Refreshments 6-30 . Workshop 7pm until 9 pm.

    This workshop looked at how the policy and strategy is being put into practice.

    Sally Richardson, Head of Inclusion, expanded on future SEND provision and we had time for discussion on mainstream SEND Units.

    It was a really interesting evening and we would like to thank all those who helped make it a successful workshop.

    The PowerPoint slides for this event are available by clicking here.

  • LASGB Workshop – Wellbeing for Pupils, Staff & Governors

    06 October 2021,

    19 :00

    Wellbeing for Pupils ,Staff and Governors | Wednesday 6th. October 2021
    Tickled Trout Hotel , Preston Refreshments 6-30 . Workshop 7pm until 9 pm.

    Wellbeing is the responsibility of us all but how are schools tackling the issue?

    In our first Face to Face workshop since 2019, we will provide a sandwich buffet at 6-30 pm before engaging and informative speakers to include Russell Clark, Headteacher and member of ACSL National Council a leading professional on wellbeing at all levels; Clive Gregory on the role of Wellbeing Governors; and Lorimer Russell-Hayes who will introduce some wellbeing case studies.

    It should be a really interesting evening so book your place on our website . If you are still not comfortable with Face to Face meetings, the workshop recording will be available on our website after the event.

    For the Powerpoint slides from the event, click here

  • Special School Governor Workshop

    19 May 2021,

    19 :00
    Special School Governor Workshop

    The Workshop will covered Preparation for Adulthood and PSHE/RHE in the context of Special Schools.

    Our speakers were Gail Beeton and Sarah McEwan respectively.

    There was also a plenary session on Catch Up Funding led by David Bird.

    British Sign Language Interpreters were available to provide support to those who require it.

    Note: The Workshop was be held by ZOOM.

    Materials from the workshop are available here:

    Preparation for Adulthood presentation (Gail Barlow)  –  click here

    PSHE Curriculum Design presentation  –  click here

    Workshop ‘Chat’ transcript  –  click here

    Covid Catch-up Premium presentation  –  click here

  • The support – challenge pendulum during Covid restrictions (Virtual Workshop via ZOOM)

    10 March 2021,

    19 :00

    LASGB Virtual Workshop | The support – challenge pendulum during Covid restrictions

    Speaker Neil Yates.

    At work, Neil has been at Lancashire FA for eight years as Head of Safety and Well-being.
    Neil is a National Leader of Governance and has been a school governor for fourteen years and the chair of a primary school for five.
    He is part of the LCC tutor team, writing and delivering training, and conducting reviews of governance.

    (this was a virtual workshop via ZOOM)

    Copy of PowerPoint used is available here as a PDF.

  • Autumn 2019 Workshop – Link (Training) Governor; Who, What and Why?

    21 November 2019,

    19 :00

    Autumn 2019 Workshop – Link (Training) Governor; Who, What and Why?

    The informative workshop was delivered by executive members, Lorimer Russel-Hays, Jacquie Williams and David Bennett

    Here are the links to the presentation materials:

    Click here for the presentation slides: Autumn 2019 – Link

    Click here for the Self Review document:

     

    Buffet was available from 6.30pm.

    The workshop was held at at:

    The McDonald Tickled Trout
    Preston New Road
    Preston
    PR5 0UJ

    Click here for map

  • Summer 2019 Workshop – Schools – Emotional Health & Wellbeing

    26 June 2019,

    7 :00

    Summer Workshop – Schools – Emotional Health & Wellbeing

    Presentation by Dr Sally Richardson, Head of Inclusion at Lancashire County Council

    and

    Lorimer Russell-Hays

    Refreshments were available from 6.30pm.

    The workshop was at:

    The McDonald Tickled Trout
    Preston New Road
    Preston
    PR5 0UJ

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