Shaping future governance

The third Governors for Schools Conference took place online during National Inclusion Week. The conference ran across Tuesday, 26th September and Wednesday, 27th September 2023.

The two-day digital conference was a valuable resource for people involved in governance. Free and open to all, the event offered existing governors the opportunity to develop their skills, and featured insights from a diverse range of experts on topics affecting the governance landscape.

Governors for Schools was delighted that the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Limit Less campaign officially sponsored the conference.

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Two days of talks and workshops for governors, schools, and partners

Both days of the conference featured a variety of panels and workshops on topics to suit every attendee. This  included good governance in 2023, whole-school approaches to inclusion, STEM education, providing effective challenge as a governor, and much more. 

Please see our conference resources for the session recordings. In addition to this, you’ll also find; presentation slides, and other supplementary resources to go alongside some sessions.

Limit Less campaign sponsored the Governors for Schools Conference 2023

The IOP is the UK and Ireland’s professional body and learned society for physics. Limit Less is a campaign to support young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by doing physics. The campaign influences those around young people to ensure that limiting stereotypes about what physics is, or what is the best path for certain groups of young people, are challenged. Governors for Schools was delighted to work with IOP, as our shared aims and inclusive values helped us deliver high-quality, accessible materials for the education sector.

Read our full press release to find out more about how we worked with the IOP.

Who was the conference for?

The conference was open to all and free to attend. In addition, we particularly encouraged prospective and existing governors, experienced chairs, MAT trustees, headteachers, and professionals interested in corporate social responsibility/widening participation to explore our conference recordings and resources.