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Welcome and Apologies
In the absence of Mr Bob Patel MBE, Chair of ASGB, Mr Steve Somerfield Vice-Chair, welcomed guests and members to the meeting and thanked them for attending in such horrendous weather.
Governor Responsibilities Looked After Children – Patrick Finegan
Mr Finegan introduced himself, shared some of his background and delivered a presentation a copy of which is attached (Appendix 1). Any additional comments or questions have been added to the notes section of the presentation.
The presentation explained how the past experiences of Looked After Children affected them, he touched on the issues around attachment and the importance of relationships. Quality teaching and the teacher mentoring programme were highlighted as the most effective way to help Looked After Children to escape their past and to build a better future.
Many Governing Body meetings will refer to the number of Looked After Children in school and include a brief update, often linked with the SEN update but this presentation emphasised how important it was for governors to take a real interest in the well-being of Looked After Children and ASGB would encourage you to consider the suggestions on the last slide of the presentation:
WHAT GOVERNORS CAN DO FOR LAC
Fundraising for Schools – Elaine Benbow ASGB Executive
Elaine Benbow, a member of the ASGB Executive kindly shared her knowledge and experience of fundraising for schools. The presentation is attached, with a few additional ASGB notes (Appendix 2).
The presentation includes a wealth of information which will hopefully inspire you all to look at the many opportunities to generate much needed additional funding.
More details on the training and new finance service will be included in the next edition of the Governor Gazette which should be issued next week.
Minutes and Matters Arising from the Meeting held 17th January
Draft minutes had been sent to all members prior to the meeting,
It was noted that Carole Gallant had forwarded her apologies and subject to the amendment, it was agreed and it was
Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 17th January 2018 be agreed and signed as such, by the Chair.
Next scheduled meeting 28th March 2018 will be a joint meeting with Chairs’ Forum.
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