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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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Academy Map

Code: GOV/19/11/A Safeguarding Children (EVENT FULL)

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the designated child protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair. It is also highly recommended that all governors refresh this training every 4 years. This course is not available as in-house training due to the demand for this training, please do encourage governors to attend these course by booking online.

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
• role of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
• 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 September 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: HPM41 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 September 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: IND340 Induction for Governors

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 3 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 your 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 West Herts College Map

Code: HCM4 Handling School Complaints

This training is aimed at all governors of maintained schools. Whilst based on the HCC model policy, the concept of governors' roles and responsibilities is the same although other model policies may differ in terms of stages within a procedure

Outline

This session will:

  • identify the principles of good complaint handling
  • share the complaints policy toolkit
  • use the toolkit and relevant papers to work through a scenario

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: SLK12 Role of the Safeguarding link governor

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

By attending this course you will:

  • gain a clearer understanding of the role and responsibilities of the link role and to the wider governing board
  • gain clarity as to why the role is so important and what tools you can access to help you fulfil your duty
  • be able to network with other governors to share good practice

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: SEND18 New to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)


Outline

This session is designed to provide an introduction for governors to the area of special educational needs and disabilities. During the session there will be a range of practical activities and opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.



Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: PP21 Effective Use of Pupil Premium

This course will provide an opportunity for governors to update their knowledge and understanding of the effective use of Pupil Premium funding.

Outline

This training session looks at:

  • what are the Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus?
  • accountability within the Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus
  • the Pupil Premium and Ofsted
  • effective use of the Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus
  • what works well
  • what governors need to know about the Pupil Premium
  • the Pupil Premium Plus for Children Looked After

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Academy Map

Code: SC74 Safeguarding Children

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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: IND338 Induction for Governors

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 3 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 your 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The View Map