Are you an artist or working in the arts, cultural & heritage sectors? – Want to know what they do and how you can become one? – How can you make a
Are you an artist or working in the arts, cultural & heritage sectors?
– Want to know what they do and how you can become one?
– How can you make a difference to decision making in schools and contribute to the community?
– How can you develop your professional skills and knowledge, and learn more about how schools work?
– Want to be part of a Peer-to-Peer support group for people from the arts, cultural and heritage sectors who are school governors?
Schools are really keen to get Governors that represent the community and people, like you, from the arts and cultural sector, have such a lot to bring to the agenda. Arts Connect’s surveyed school governors from the cultural sector who reported the following benefits:
– Arts and cultural professionals have many valuable skills and experiences, which were beneficial to the governing body
– An opportunity to raise awareness, within schools, of arts and culture and the wider opportunities available
– Providing an important insight into the education system, what schools need and helping schools to understand how the cultural sector could meet these needs
– Learning about the education landscape first hand and be in a position to effect change
– Working within the system to help improve outcomes, make a contribution to the lives of children and young people, and contribute to the school and its wider community
– Building partnerships and effective relationships with schools and with diverse communities
– Broadening knowledge, developing new skills including: experience of leadership, strategic thinking, critical challenge and professional development
This is an excellent event to talk to people who are governors and hear from:
– A Local Authority Governors Unit (delivered by Stephen Edmonds, Governor Services Manager, Birmingham City Council’s Directorate for People, School and Governor Support)
– SGOSS (which offers free services to volunteers, schools and employers on governor recruitment and on developing a diverse and effective governing bodies to drive school improvement)
– Emma Nenadic (PHD music education researcher, previously worked for BCMG, and a secondary school governor)
– Liz Lawrence (Senior Lecturer BCU- Primary Arts, previously Deputy Head in Gossey Lane Academy, and a primary school governor)
Even if you are not sure what it means to be a school governor come along to find out.