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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: IND339 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 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

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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1 13 November 2019 17:30 - 20:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: SRF46 Safer Recruitment Refresher

It is a Hertfordshire recommendation that all safer recruiters receive refresher training to remain accredited. This 2 hour training session is only to be attended by those who have previously completed the all day Safer Recruitment training and whose 5 year accreditation is due to / very recently expired (please check if you are unsure).

This is open for governors and staff to attend - please check costs below.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: GV12 Governor Visits

This course is especially useful:

  • for governors who have yet to carry out a governor visit
  • as an In House session for governing boards who wish to re-assess the way they carry out governor visits.
Outline

This session will provide governors with:
  • an overview of the generic requirements applying to linked governors
  • examples of good practice
  • practical advice as to how the GB and individual governors can effectively fulfil their role.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: EX108 Exclusions

This training session equips governors to be able to sit on a governors' Disciplinary Committee panel which is a statutory requirement in the case of certain types of school exclusion, including any permanent exclusion. We recommend that panel members are re-trained every 2 years.


Excluding a pupil involves a statutory process that governors should ensure they perform legally and effectively. There will be a mixture of tutor input, group activity/discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: GOV/19/13/A Clerks' network

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

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1 25 November 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: AAP23 Admission Appeals - Primary and Secondary schools

This course is aimed at all governors and headteachers of Voluntary Aided, Foundation schools and academies. This session is suitable for both Primary and Secondary schools/academies and is aimed at governors of own admission authority schools.

If parents appeal against a decision not to admit their child, a governor will have to defend that decision to an independent appeals panel and try to convince them that admitting another child would 'prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources.' If the panel is not convinced, they will uphold the parental appeal.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Academy Map