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Code: HPM40 Headteachers' Performance Management


This course is particularly useful to governors who serve on the Headteacher Performance Panel but is of interest to all governors.


Outline

Governors will:

  • be familiar with headteacher performance management arrangements
  • understand the role of the external advisers in this process
  • gain awareness of relevant policies
  • have regards to the work/life balance of the headteacher.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: CSIB6 Chairs' Strategic Information Briefing

This briefing is recommended for chairs’, vice chairs’ and chairs of committees and will cover a large number of important topics.

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1 24 October 2019 17:30 - 20:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: BEC49 Becoming an Effective Chair

This course is relevant for all chairs’, vice chairs’, committee chairs’ and governors who aspire to become chair. This course has been updated to better reflect new DfE and Ofsted requirements.

The course uses a variety of learning approaches and emphasises the practical application of knowledge and skills and will encompass:
• leading and managing the work of "Team GB"
• supporting strategic leadership
• ensuring accountability, budget management and financial probity

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1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: EG13 Effective Governance

This course explores in more detail how individual governors and governing boards can effectively carry out their core function of holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school/academy.

Governors will learn:

  • how this role fits within other governor roles
  • how to be challenging yet supporitve
  • how to find out sources of information and what governors need to know
  • monitoring and evaluation: asking questions and making judgements to support the school's self-evaluation.

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1 05 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Academy Map

Code: SLK13 Role of the Safeguarding link governor

This course is aimed at governors who oversee safeguarding as the link governor.

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1 06 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: PW19 Introduction to Pupil Welfare and Wellbeing


Outcomes
This training is suitable for all governors and will examine the range of issues and experiences that can impact on pupils' wellbeing and vulnerability. Increasing attention is now being paid to how schools are supporting pupils' emotional health and wellbeing, improving behaviour and closing the gap for vulnerable groups.

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1 07 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/142/A Safer Recruitment (LIMITED SPACES)

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:

  • raise awareness of the Bichard Inquiry Report and the safer recruitment framework
  • look at data and trends in school/academy incidents of abuse
  • look at safer recruitment processes and policies
  • provide an opportunity to go through the recruitment process
Pre-course reading is available for all delegates to read through before the date of the training, please ensure to read this in advance.

Staff attending from a subscribing school will be charged £100

Essential Information
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1 08 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: IND339 Induction for Governors (EVENT FULL)

This full-day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first three months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know their school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.

Governors that buy into a HfL MAT packagewill be charged £100 for their attendance.

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1 09 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 South Hill Centre Map

Code: SC76 Safeguarding Children (LIMITED SPACES)

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair and it is highly recommended for all Govs as is refreshing every 4 yrs.


This cannot be arranged as an In House session due to the demand for this training.


  • Outline

    This training looks at:
    • safeguarding in the school context
    • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
    • the nature of child abuse
    • safeguarding Responsibilities
    • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
    • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
    • child protection policy and procedures
    • statutory child protection training timescales
    • vulnerability of staff in schools
    • management of allegations against staff
    • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
    • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
    • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/19/10/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 November 2019 17:30 - 20:00 South Hill Centre Map