School Governors from across Wales attended an excellent conference on Self-Evaluation: Developing Excellence on Thursday 10th March 2016 at Cardiff City Stadium. A range of inspiring speakers including the Minister for Education and Skills, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales provided updates on Education initiatives and explored the benefits of governing body self-evaluation.
In addition, the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning for Cardiff also addressed the conference and presentations were delivered by the Education Workforce Council and FFT.
Pupils of Rumney Primary School in Cardiff also delivered an excellent slot about the work they have been doing in conjunction with The Royal Shakespeare Company – a great reminder of why we are governors!
During the day, a consultation exercise also took place on the draft National Self-Evaluation Template for Governing Bodies.
Please click on the links below to access presentations from the day:
Nick Batchelar, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Local Authority (no presentation)
Nick Batchelar talked to governors about the ‘accountability’ role and provided an update on the work of governing bodies within the Local Authority. He explained that governing bodies had been encouraged to take ownership of their decision making. Nick also emphasised the importance of links with the local community and the need for support and empowerment of governing bodies.
Conference Evaluation – Examples of comments: