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Code: GOV/19/9/A Being an Effective Clerk

This course is aimed at potential and new clerks. Lunch is provided on the day so please let us know of any allergies/special dietary requirements.


This course will include the following:
• the role and duties of the Clerk to the Governors
• the role and work of the governing body
• producing minutes
• work of committees
• case studies - dealing with problems

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 October 2019 09:30 - 15:00 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: BEC50 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. Lunch is provided for this training so please let us know if you have any allergies/special dietary requirements. 

Outline

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 12 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: CKC02 Clerking in a Church of England School

An HfL networking event in partnership with the Diocese of St Albans Schools Team extended to current clerks of Church of England settings, or clerks interested in clerking at a CofE setting and would like to know more.

Belinda Copson (Governance Officer, Diocese of St Albans School Team) supported by Kelly King (HfL Clerking Officer) will provide an overview of how Diocesan Schools Team supports clerks - from foundation appointments to instruments of government and more!

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1 14 October 2019 09:00 - 09:30 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/19/8/A Safeguarding Children

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: HS100 Health and Safety

This course is relevant to all governors, particularly those with an interest in premises and health and safety.


Outline


This session includes:

  • an overview of sensible risk management and balancing risk and benefit
  • health and safety roles and responsibilities
  • practical case studies
  • key areas for monitoring and a proportionate approach to safety in schools/academies.

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1 17 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: SR65 Safer Recruitment

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

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1 18 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: IND327 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: DP85 Understanding School Performance Data - Primary

This course is aimed at all governors, particularly those with responsibility for curriculum achievement and target setting.

There are separate courses for Primary and Secondary school governors - Primary code is DP and Secondary code is DS.

This course focuses on how governors can make use of key sources of statutory assessment data, particularly analyse school performance (ASP) data, to explore the achievement of pupils in the school and ask challenging questions.

If you require a bespoke course based on your school's data instead of one of our standard courses using training data, a fee will be applied to cover the preparation by the specialist team. Please contact us to discuss your requirements (e.g. if you wish to focus more on a particular data-set such as Fischer Family Trust data, Assessment Manager 7 data etc.).


Outline

This session will provide governors with:

  • an overview of the range of data available to schools including changes to the format of the data following the removal of levels
  • examples of school/academy achievement data and how to interpret this
  • guidance on formulating questions to support school/academy self evaluation and holding the headteacher and the senior leadership team (SLT) to account.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage 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: 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map