The first SGB Collective Training Workshop of 2018 will be held on Saturday 14th April, from 09h00 to 12h00. This is an opportunity for newly elected SGB Members to learn more about their roles and responsibilities as governors for their schools.
VENUE: Queenspark High School, Balfour Rd, Woodstock
The SGB Collective hosts three training workshops a year. This is the second for 2017.
TOPIC: Understanding the South African Schools Act in more detail, highlighting sections that have an impact on us as governors
VENUE: Sunflower Learning Centre, Zonnebloem Campus, Cambridge Street, Zonnebleom
NELI is excited to share the results of our 2014-16 Case study, which aimed to understand the challenges facing School Governing Bodies (SGBs), as well as to test possible interventions designed to better capacitate them.
We would like to ask you to join us as we highlight the key successes gained and challenges faced during this 2-year journey with two schools in the Metro Central district of the Western Cape.
Date: Thursday 1st June 2017
Venue: MTN Solution Space, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business,
9 Portswood Road, Green Point
please note: there is no reserved parking
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
RSVP: email@example.com (by Tuesday 30th May)
Under the South African Schools Act, School Governing Bodies are responsible for the governing of the school, mobilising support for the school to supplement the resources provided by the State, and for holding all actors accountable to their duties under law. Despite the enormous responsibility placed on SGBs, they are woefully under-supported. To ensure that schools are well-governed, inclusive, and are in positions to leverage stakeholder community investment, it is imperative to develop interventions that talk to and enhance the role of SGBs.
Who is NELI:
The Norkitt Education Leadership Initiative (NELI) works to improve School Governing Body (SGB) capacity. Specifically, we work with SGBs to build capacity to better run their school, attract community support, and have the confidence, skills and networks to hold actors accountable.
Properly supported SGBs can, we argue, provide an important mechanism to build democratic participation in public education, as well as reduce inequality. Having successfully demonstrated the effects of our intervention, we are now hoping to share our ideas and further develop the lessons learned with a wide range of education stakeholders.
The SGB-Member collective is excited to announce our first training workshop of 2017: Know your SGB Legislation. Mr Richard Noor and Mr Clinton Classen will be presenting, drawing on their vast collective experience as a parent and educator SGB-representative respectively.
The workshop will be held on:
Saturday 18th February, from 09h00 to 11h30
VENUE: Hospitality Classroom, Queenspark High
Refreshments will be provided.
This is a wonderful opportunity for new and long-serving SGB members to brush up on the laws and legal frameworks that support all we do for our schools. We would encourage all schools to send at least 1 representative.
Space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday the 9th February should any of your SGB or staff members be interested in attending.