Children are at the heart of school governance, and so it comes as no surprise that safeguarding is a core element of all governing roles.
We have designed this session for both new and experienced board members to improve your knowledge of safeguarding and understand what role you play.
The purpose of the session
It is critically important that governors and trustees understand how pupils are kept safe when at school. This aspect of their role matters not least because parents and carers entrust their children to the school, but also because the governing board must be able to assure that the school is complying with statutory requirements and best practice.
At the end of this session participants will have an understanding of the theory and practice of safeguarding, and what the governing board’s role is in keeping pupils safe.
What will the session cover?
1. What safeguarding is
2. The statutory responsibilities
3. How schools keep children safe
4. The governing board’s role in relation to safeguarding duties
5. How to understand the strengths and weaknesses of safeguarding and how to evidence impact
Who should attend?
Governors, trustees and academy committee (LGB) members
The senior leadership team or designated safeguarding lead is expected to attend
This session is for suitable for a number of schools to share
How will the session work?
This is a two-hour session.
All NGA sessions are interactive and provide information, activities and opportunities for discussion.
For more information on this session, please submit a 'contact us' form at the top of this page or phone 0121 237 3788