The following timetable offers details about every session taking place at the Governors for Schools Conference 2022, including timings, panel topics, and speaker credentials. We encourage you to attend all sessions that interest you. Please note that you must register for every session individually, as each comes with a unique Zoom link. A list of speakers will be announced in due course.

Tuesday 27th September

8:00am - 9:00am

Conference welcome: Wellbeing governors 2022

Discover exclusive insights from our 2022 Wellbeing Report, including key takeaways to benefit your board.  

9:30am - 10:30am

Good governance in 2022

What does good governance look like in today’s complex educational landscape? We offer a digestible overview of effective practice.

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Conversations around academisation

How is the shift towards academisation affecting governance? Hear personal reflections from an experienced chair.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

The Welsh curriculum in 2022

This session explores what the changes to the Welsh curriculum (applicable from September 2022 onwards) mean for Welsh governing bodies.

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Trustee recruitment with Governors for Schools

Searching for the perfect trustee for your board? Discover how Governors for Schools can help.

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Safeguarding: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Join digital safety experts Smoothwall as they share an update on Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022, focusing on the vital importance of digital safeguarding.

4:45pm - 5:15pm

What does the SEND review mean for your school?

This listen-and-learn session will address the latest special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) review and how it could affect your school.

Wednesday 28th September

8:00am - 9:00am

Keynote: My journey from failing to outstanding – A governor’s reflection

How can strong governance change young people’s lives for the better? Tune in to hear about one governor’s experiences of making a difference.

9:15am - 9:45am

Workshop 1: Effective onboarding: Steps to creating a governor induction plan

This practical workshop will give delegates the opportunity to review and update their governor induction plan, offering expert tips for improving current processes.

10:15am - 10:45am

Workshop 2: Succession planning: creating a strong foundation for the future

This practical workshop will encourage delegates to come up with an effective succession plan for their governing board.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Staff recruitment and retention: The crisis of the education sector?

Join a panel of sector experts as we discuss whether the education landscape is experiencing a recruitment and retention crisis.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Improving attendance rates: How governors can help  

This listen-and-learn session will offer delegates practical advice about how governors can help schools improve attendance rates.  

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Pupil Premium

How can schools make the most of Pupil Premium funding? We’ll explore questions surrounding the cost of living crisis, pupil enrichment, and more in this vital session.

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Workshop 3: Whitepaper takeaways – Developing an action plan for your board

This practical workshop will support delegates to come up with a list of actions to boost their efficacy as governors.