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MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY

If you are of Black African, African Caribbean or Black British heritage or ancestry, please feel free to CLICK BELOW and complete a form to become a Member of NBGN. If you are already a school governor, you can share in our events to inform and support your role or if you are interested in becoming a governor, we will be in touch to talk to you more about how we can assist you.

We're making changes to our website but check out our upcoming events below

Our website is being updated to include much more information on how you can become a School Governor and how schools, academies and colleges can diversify their strategic boards.  


Launching in January 2021

SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES AND ORGANISATIONS

NBGN is able to provide a matching service for its existing Members and the organisations looking for Black Governors.  However, our primary service is in the design and delivery of bespoke training for your governors, heads and SLT in understanding how to recruit and retain Black Governors whilst avoiding tokenism and tick-boxing. CLICK BELOW to complete the simple form and we'll be in touch.

DIARY OF EVENTS

Green Boxes are COMMISSIONED events and CLOSED to the general public. 

Amber Boxes are PUBLIC events which are FREE to attend (although some may have specific criteria for attendance). 

Red Boxes are PUBLIC events which have a FEE attached in order to attend and costs are made clear at the point of registration

and prior to any transfer of funds through our secure and encrypted payment gateway.

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Getting Ready for the Spring Term and Recruiting Black Governors - PRIVATE Session

Thursday 14th January 2021 (9.30 am)

NBGN will deliver training to all invited Clerks at John Taylor MAT focussing on what's new for the Spring Term and How to Recruit Black Governors. This is a private session hosted by John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust.

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#DiverseGovernance - FREE Event for those in Education

Thursday 14th January 2021 (4.00 pm)

NBGN will part of an online Panel Discussion on "How to make your governing board inclusive – inclusive behaviours". This is a public session and FREE tickets are available via eventbrite.

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Increasing Diversity of Race Across School Governing Bodies - PRIVATE Session

Tuesday 26th February 2021 (6.00 pm)

NBGN will deliver training to schools and academies across the London Borough of Camden This is a private session hosted by the Camden Learning.

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Let's Have an Honest Conversation About Race - PRIVATE Session

Thursday 14th January 2021 (6.00 pm)

This session will focus on the reasons why diversity of race is good for local governing bodies and how Chairs, Governors, Clerks and Principals can proactively recruit and retain Black representation. This is a private session hosted by Ormiston Academies Trust.

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How to Become a School Governor - FREE Webinar

On demand Session for Members of the Black Community

A FREE session outlining the process for becoming a School Governor or Academy Trustee and the different categories of governorship open to any individual aged 18 years and over. 

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How to Support Your Child Through Fixed Term and Permanent Exclusions - PAID Webinar

Tuesday 19th January 2021 (6.00 pm) 

Exclusions are never pleasant for the child, the parent or the school. Attend this session and gain some insight into the differences between Fixed Term Exclusions and Permanent ones and what to do if you need to attend exclusion meetings.  

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Building Diversity on Governing Boards - PRIVATE Webinar

Monday 8th February 2021 (6.00 pm) 

This session will cover issues such as fostering an inclusive and diverse culture on governing boards, recruiting a diverse range of governors, and strategic succession planning to build diversity. This is a private session hosted by the London Diocesan Board for Schools.

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Black Governors Peer Group Support - PUBLIC Webinar

Monday 29th March 2021 (6.00 pm) 

This session is FREE for any existing Black Governor volunteering in any school setting as a way of networking with their peers. This is a public session hosted by NBGN - booking details to follow.

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How to Support Your Child's Transition Through Each Year Group - *FREE Webinar

Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 10.00 am 

Camden & Islington Violence Reduction Unit have commissioned NBGN to deliver a series of webinars for parents and carers in the *Camden and Islington areas of London. This session will provide some guidance on how parents can prepare themselves and their child for each transition.

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How to Make a Complaint to Your Child's School - *FREE Webinar

Thursday 11th March 2021, 6.00 pm 

Camden & Islington Violence Reduction Unit have commissioned NBGN to deliver a series of webinars for parents and carers in the *Camden and Islington areas of London. In this session we'll walk through a Complaints Policy so that you can fully understand the process involved.

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How to Communicate Effectively with Your Child's School - PAID Webinar

Wednesday 24th February 2021 (6.00 pm) 

Your child's class teacher or form tutor should always be your first port of call and if you go straight to the headteacher you risk alienating the person with whom your child has the closest relationship. This session will provide some key steps to follow and how to keep your cool throughout the process.

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Lunchtime Learning (Diversity) - PRIVATE Webinar

Tuesday 16th February 2021 (12.30 pm) 

This is a private session for individuals from the New Schools Network to provide an outline on some quick wins in achieving Board diversity. This is a private session hosted by the New Schools Network.

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How to Approach Parents Evening and Becoming a Governor - *FREE Webinar

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 (10.00 am) 

Camden & Islington Violence Reduction Unit have commissioned NBGN to deliver a series of webinars for parents and carers in the *Camden and Islington areas of London. This session will go through each year group and what you should know. Also, Parent Governor elections is your opportunity to have a seat at the table of your child's school so we'll give an overview of the process and how you can throw your hat into the ring. 

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