VNET Governor Forum: Inaugural Planning Event

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Our members tell us that one of the aspects they most value about VNET is strong sense of community that the network creates. So, for 19/20 in order to extend that value out to the governing bodies of our member schools and academies we are creating the VNET Governor Forum.

The forum will be led by current VNET Chairs of Governors but will be shaped by our members.

We would like to invite governors who are interested to attend an initial event where we will gather ideas on what governors would like from the forum and what they may have to contribute on Tuesday 11th June from 5pm, at South Green Park, Mattishall, NR20 3JY. 


As governors, we find that opportunities to network with each other are often restricted to courses or meetings where there is little time to talk informally. The VNET Governor Forum will be an opportunity for a group to meet regularly and to set its own agenda.


We will use the half-termly meetings to present new or timely issues, share best practice and discuss experiences. We will usually have a short presentation followed by a discussion/workshop format.

This may include:

  • Experience of a recent Ofsted inspection
  • Sharing your schools SDIP, how does it work for governor monitoring?
  • Navigating the SEF, where does governance fit into it?
  • Monitoring vision and ethos
  • Financial monitoring, how do you know you are getting good value?
  • Experiences of recruitment and selection, recent head recruitment.


We propose that the meetings could take place each half term, as twilight sessions from 5-6.30pm but the forum will decide on what suits the group best.


Although the first meeting will take place at VNET’s HQ at South Green Park, we hope that different schools will host the forum around the county as the school year goes on.


Governors new and old from VNET member schools are all welcome. Each VNET school/academy has two free places especially for governors and trustees.

To request a place/s, please fill in the form below (before Friday 24th May 2019). You will then receive an email confirming the request, and a further reply if the request was successful:

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