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These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools. The sessions also provide an opportunity for clerks to get together to discuss issues and share good practice. The precise agenda is determined and advertised nearer the time - but put the date in your diary now!Essential Information
A course for those who have created their own SIMS reports but would like to know more.
This course is designed for users with previous experience in building reports, who would like to develop further skills with custom templates and photo reports.
At the end of the course, delegates will be able to email the reports they have created back to their school, for use in their SIMS database.
This training is aimed at all governors of academies, free schools, studio schools and university This training is aimed at all governors of academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTC's). Whilst based on the good practices and principles of the Hertfordshire County Council model procedures for dealing with school-based complaints, the concept of the governor roles and responsibilities remains the same, although other model policies may differ in terms of the number of stages within a procedure.
This session will:
• enable you to identify the principles of good complaint handling
• share the complaints policy toolkit • use the toolkit and relevant papers to work through a scenario
• display mindfulness towards the differing requirements that apply to academies and free Schools, etc. Tutor Hertfordshire County Council Complaints Officer
Providing development and support for NQTs during their induction period.
A wide-ranging programme tackling key aspects of the induction period and promoting good progress against the Teachers' Standards.
Sessions enable NQTs to receive high-quality training, share experiences and explore strategies for managing the pressures of their first year.
Day 1: Managing (whole-day) Overview of the induction year, behaviour for learning, feedback for progress, liaising effectively with parents and working effectively with teaching assistants.
Day 2: Developing (whole-day) Responding to pupils' diverse needs, the interactive classroom, drama techniques across the curriculum and a toolkit for effective time management.
Day 3: Refining (half-day) Good to outstanding, preparing for NQT+1, subject leadership, reflection on the induction period and professional self review.
This nationally accredited full day ‘Safer recruitment’ training is suitable for governors and staff of schools/academies involved in the recruitment process. This course is applicable for those who have had no previous training - if you have attended ‘Safer recruitment’ training within the past 5 years’ there is a separate refresher course for those who wish to refresh their accreditation. (Please check if you are unsure Context The principles and actions for safer recruitment derive from the Bichard Inquiry which was formed following the tragic events of the 'Soham case' (2004). The Inquiry's Report highlighted flaws and shortcomings in the recruitment process that allowed Ian Huntley to be employed as a caretaker at Soham Community School. The Bichard Inquiry recommended that all governing boards have members who have been safer recruitment trained and that appointment panels for school leadership posts include at least one governor who has been safer recruitment trained. This course is based on the Safer Recruitment Consortium national programme.
Please note that attendance to the whole day is required in order to achieve accreditation.
The session will:
This half-day course provides an overview of the key factors affecting long- and short-term sickness absence and an overview of the relationship with disability discrimination. This includes advice on how such absence can be managed effectively and proactively; and addressing it within return to work meetings.
Delegates will be prepared to discuss and share best practice, knowing that any specific examples discussed will remain confidential to the group.
This unique, subject-level programme for secondary science NQTs and trainees offer science intensive and specialist science training and development from recognised experts in their subject.
It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.
NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching science.
This course will provide participants with an overview of the characteristics and needs of pupils learning English as an additional language. It will support schools with embedding the structures and resources necessary to accelerate the progress and attainment of these pupils. Participants will learn how new language is acquired, which areas of language development are most challenging and which strategies are most supportive.Essential Information