Governors Understanding Education - a Look to the Curriculum: Hertfordshire Governors' Annual Conference 2019

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
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Join Herts for Learning (HfL) and Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG) at the 2019 annual governor conference. This year’s conference will focus on the governors' understanding of the curriculum. The day will allow delegates to listen to two keynote speakers, attend up to three seminars as well as providing a chance to meet with governors' from a wide range of settings, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The first keynote will be delivered by Professor Mick Waters who will be speaking on the governors' role in curriculum effectiveness. As an education consultant, Mick works with authorities across the UK on innovative approaches to learning. Mick has worked at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as Director of Curriculum, taking a leading role in helping schools to rethink their approach to curriculum design and influencing national policy on aspects of the national curriculum.

Closing the conference, Rachel Macfarlane will be highlighting the role of governors' in growing great schools. Rachel joined the HfL Executive team as Director of Education Services in April 2018, bringing with her a wealth of experience from an extensive and varied career in education. As Director of Education Services, Rachel is the strategic lead for all HfL's education services to schools across all phases.

There will be a wide range of seminars to choose tailored specifically around the curriculum and covering all phases. Delegates will receive an email asking them to pre-select their seminar choices once they have registered. 

Please note the conference will begin at 9:15am in the Oak Room, refreshments will be available from 8:30am.
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By attending this conference, governors' will gain:

  • networking opportunities

  • first-hand knowledge of what HfL are doing to support school improvement

  • insight from keynote speakers presenting on hot topics

  • the opportunity to attend multiple seminars that relate to individual needs

  • information and ideas to take back to settings

  • the opportunity to visit exhibitors who will be offering a range of services for educational settings

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Start Date
Saturday 16 November 2019
End Date
Saturday 16 November 2019
Closing Date
Friday 15 November 2019
08:30 - 15:30
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