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GAtHER - Annual Governors' Conference 2019 - Governors: Leading or Following? Shaping the culture in our schools

Target audience:

Governors throughout Hull and East Riding

Outline of event:

The Governors’ Association throughout Hull and East Riding is delighted to present the 11th Annual Governors’ Conference in partnership with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council. This year our keynote speaker is Fiona Millar, the educational journalist, author (including The Secret World of the Working Mother 2012 and The Best for my Child: Did the schools market deliver? 2018) and school governor. The role of governors is now less fixed and increasingly shifting as school structures change. Are we still influential players or are we losing ground in the school improvement quest?

We will again be including an ‘Any Questions’ session after the coffee break. The panel will consist of our keynote speaker Fiona Millar, Richard Scoggs, and a primary headteacher. Once we receive your booking application, we will be asking you to submit questions on absolutely any topic relating to education.

After the usual delicious lunch which we have come to expect from Bishop Burton, there will be a choice of 3 workshops in the afternoon: (1) SEND: (2) Wellbeing Awards For Schools: promoting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils (3) ParentKind; how governors can enable parents to play an active role in their child’s education.

Governor Awards – let’s celebrate school governors!

Last year was our first Governor Awards event and it proved to be very popular in the evaluations. So once again, we are asking you to nominate governors who have made a difference to your school and outcomes for the pupils. Please feel free to do this even if you cannot attend the Conference.
There are 5 categories:
(1) Primary Schools
(2) Secondary Schools
(3) Early Years Settings
(4) Special Schools
(5) Best New Governor who have made a real difference within 2 years.

Examples of evidence might include (this is not exhaustive):

• Helping to successfully overcome challenging circumstances within the school
• Successfully leading a specific change which enabled positive outcomes for pupils
• Demonstrating great commitment to the team / enabling the team to develop
• Promoting positive interaction between parents, pupils and staff.
• Operating beyond school to involve other governors.

To make a nomination (by 11th March) please copy this link into your internet browser:

Bishop Burton College, Saturday 23rd March 2019, 9.00am to 3.30pm

We look forward to seeing you on 23rd March.

Learning and Teaching Outcomes:

We expect that all CPD will involve integral evaluation processes


Online resources:


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Event Facilitator: Lisa Devine


These are the dates for this event

cancelledSat 23 Mar 2019-Bishop Burton College

notice: There is a dual charging system for the conference. The charge is £70.00 per delegate for GAtHER member schools and £85.00 per delegate for non-member schools. You can check if your school is a member by visiting and clicking the ‘About’ tab. If your school is not listed as a member, please do consider joining. The annual fee is only £15.00. Email GAtHER about membership at

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