National School Governors' Awareness Day 2024
Promoting Governance of Inclusion
Strictly Education continues to promote and empower the work of school governors with our founding partnership of National School Governors' Awareness Day, which takes place on 29th February 2024. This year, we are excited to announce our theme: Governance of Inclusion. As schools strive to create environments that are truly inclusive, the role of school governance becomes increasingly vital. Considering this, we have curated a full day of free webinars focusing on equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion – topics that are at the forefront of educational discourse. Join us on Thursday 29th February as we delve into these critical issues and explore strategies for promoting inclusion within our schools.
We are honoured to have Fiona Millar, renowned education and parenting journalist for The Guardian, deliver the keynote address at 12:30 pm. Fiona's extensive experience as both a chair of governors at a North London secondary school and a patron of NASED uniquely positions her to offer valuable insights on our theme. Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable perspectives from Fiona Millar.
Our programme of free webinars, hosted by Strictly Education’s Head of Governance Services Steve Barker, features distinguished speakers who will address various aspects of inclusion in education. Here are some highlights:
Ensuring Inclusion of LGBTQ+ with Ian Timbrell of Timbrell Education
Join Ian Timbrell as he explores strategies for ensuring the inclusion of LGBTQ+ students within educational settings. Drawing on his expertise in education and inclusivity, Ian will provide practical insights for creating supportive environments for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Supporting SEN with Viv Trask-Hall of Thrive Approach
Viv - Head of Product and Innovation at Thrive - will share valuable insights on supporting students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Viv will offer strategies for fostering an inclusive learning environment where all students can succeed.
How Inclusive is Your Governing Board? with Leaders from Governors for Schools and Governor Hub
Leaders from Governors for Schools and Governor Hub will lead a thought-provoking discussion on the inclusivity of governing boards. This session will encourage reflection on governance practices and explore ways to enhance inclusivity within governing bodies.
Question Time Session with Expert Governance Panel
The day will culminate in a Question Time session featuring our expert governance panel, hosted and moderated by Steve Barker, Head of Governance Services at Strictly Education. This interactive session will provide attendees with the opportunity to pose questions and engage in discussions on governance of inclusion.
How to register
If you're interested in joining us for this insightful event, be sure to register your place on the National School Governors’ Awareness Day website. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and contribute to the promotion of inclusion within our schools.
National School Governors' Awareness Day 2024 promises to be a day of meaningful discussions, valuable insights, and actionable strategies for promoting governance of inclusion within educational settings. We look forward to welcoming delegates from across the country as we come together to address this important theme.
Mark your calendars for 29th February and spread the word to everyone involved in school governance. Let's work to a more inclusive space, together.