Governors’ and Headteachers’ Conference 2017

The Children and Young People’s Service

Governance Services
Saturday 25 March 2017 – 9.00am–12.45pm (followed by buffet lunch)
‘Looking to the Future – Sustainable Governance’

Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, London N17 6AR

Two Key Note Speakers

  • Maggie Farrar, CBE, Education Development Trust – “School Led models of School  Improvement”
  • Andrew Dodge, Independent Governor Trainer/Consultant –“Alternative models of Governance”

There will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing schools and how this may impact on governance, to share good practice and ideas.

Book your place now though the online booking system at

All schools are entitled to one free place so make sure that your school is represented.

Schools that buy into Governors Services training and support have unlimited free places.

School Funding 2017

Presentation from Spring Briefing 2016.

Download School-Funding-2017.pptx (PPTX, 82KB)

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Presentation and materials from Spring Briefing 2016

Download Governors-briefing-CP.pptx (PPTX, 127KB)

Governors’ Responsibilities

Download Govs-resp-SG.docx (DOCX, 41KB)

Lead Governor’s Checklist

Download Check-List-For-Lead-Governor.docx (DOCX, 41KB)

Attendance: what governors need to know

Presentation from Spring Briefing 2016.

Download Attendance-Presentation-2nd-February-2016-Governors.pptx (PPTX, 413KB)


Governor Services Portal is now live

Haringey Council’s Governor Services have a new website that features of all of the training and support available to governors of Haringey schools.

It’s here:

HGA meeting 12/11/2014 at the PDC

  • How is religious education taught/addressed in your school?
  • What is SACRE?
  • Anita Compton RE Adviser will explain the role of SACRE and answer your questions
  • What is your Governing Body doing about re-constitution?
  • How is your Governing body organised – a rare opportunity to share information with other governors about your committee structure , when you meet, issues which you would like to address.

Governors’ conference deadline extended

All governors are urged to keep up to date with the rapidly changing educational landscape.  The annual Governors’ and Headteachers’ Conference is an opportunity to do this and share with other governors.

Prioritise the date: Friday 6th June, 2014 at 9.00 am – 2.00 pm – refreshments will be served from 8.30 am at the Haringey Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, London, N17 6AR.

Details of all workshops, speakers, etc.: Governors’ and Headteachers’ Conference

Deadline for registration is now Monday, 2nd June at noon. Please email [email protected] to book now.

Governors’ and Headteachers’ Conference 6th June

Haringey’s annual Governors’ and Headteachers’  Conference is happening on Friday 6th June from 9 – 2 (the last hour is lunch).

It’s a great opportunity for training on loads of different subjects and to meet governors from other schools.

You need to book your place this week by emailing [email protected]

Full details:

Governors’ and Headteachers’ Conference – Workshops

Governors’ and Headteachers’ Conference Letter

Governors’ Conference Programme – 2014

The importance of training for established governors

I’m just back from a training session at my school run by Melian Mansfield on effective governance. This was delivered as part of our SLA with Haringey Governor Services. Whilst there wasn’t much in the training that was completely new to me it reminded me of all the things that I should be doing that I’ve neglected (this website being one of them).

It’s very easy to become complacent, especially when your school is doing well, but training reminds us that there’s always more to do and that nothing ever stands still in education.

So whatever your expertise, level of experience of confidence in your school, have a look at the training brochure and book a session now. It doesn’t even really matter which, all of them will give you a little reminder of a way you could be doing something to help make your school better for its pupils.

Governor Training Programme 2013-14

Here’s the training programme for this academic year from Haringey LA.

Continue reading “Governor Training Programme 2013-14”