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Durham University School Governors Staff Network virtual catch-up

(22 January 2021)

Are you a School Governor or Academy Trustee or interested in becoming one? If so, read on for details of this terms key events from the Durham University School Governor and Academy Trustee Network.

School Governors Networking and Development Lunch: Thursday 25 February 1- 2pm

Governors for Schools are delighted to invite you to our upcoming networking lunch session where new and experienced school governors can come together to discuss their experiences and share any concerns. Please join us for this informal lunchtime chat and share your experiences with your peers at this particularly challenging time.

This will be a safe space and we ask attendees to respect participant’s confidentiality. We wouldn’t expect anyone to share the name of their school, unless they wish to

Prior to the event, we will send you a survey link to ask what topics you most wish to discuss in the session. We will select a handful of the most popular topics to focus on for this event.

The event is designed for Durham University staff members who are already school governors/trustees.

Please register via email to

Network virtual catch up: Wednesday 3 March at 12-1pm

Durham University Staff Governors and Academy Trustee Network member drop in – grab a coffee and join fellow staff Governors and Trustees for an informal catch up. Feel free to come along and check in with others in the network as we navigate our role as governors during these unprecedented times.

This event is open to all staff with an interest in school governance.

Become a Governor: Information session for staff: Wednesday 3 March at 1.30-2pm

If you are interested in finding out more about what a governor is, the benefits, responsibilities and University support available, then this session is for you! Led by Governors for Schools and hosted by the Access and Engagement team, this 30 minute session will provide all you need to know about becoming a School Governor/Academy Trustee.

This event is for all staff members who are interested in applying to become a School Governor Academy Trustee or who would like further information about the role.

For more information on any of the above events please email Ashley Callard at:

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