Aspiring for Children
School Governors and Committees

School Governors and Committees

School governors and academy management committees have a core responsibility to ensure that vulnerable children, including those looked after, adopted or in need, are supported by their school to achieve their full potential.

This training therefore focuses on what governors and management committee members can do to ensure the school carries out its responsibilities towards these most vulnerable pupils and that the gap in attainment and achievement between them and their peers is closed.

It supports governing bodies and management committees in understanding the information and data they need, including in their preparation for Ofsted.

This training may be delivered to a governing body or academy management committee as one group or to groups of governors across local authorities or academy trusts.

Decisions on content will be made through prior consultation and may include:

  • Statutory duties
  • Data and research
  • Understanding what it means to be in care, whether as an indigenous child or unaccompanied asylum seeking child
  • The impact of relational trauma and loss on the child’s ability to learn, leading to some of the typical behaviours we see
  • School ethos and policies
  • School Admission of Children Looked After
  • Promoting inclusion;  resisting exclusion
  • Positive outcomes for LAC – how school staff can make a difference
  • Reports to governors and management committees
  • Preparation for Ofsted