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.
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
This course is aimed at Chairs, Vice Chairs and other governors who may need to undertake difficult conversations and/or deal with challenging individuals. The course will help in understanding what we mean by ‘difficult’, possible strategies to apply and when/why we need to have ‘courageous’ conversations.Essential Information
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. Tutor Malcolm Leigh, Governance
This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair/vice chair. It is also recommended to refresh this training every 4 years.
This training looks at:
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:
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)
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 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.
Statutory guidance published in February 2018 has indicated that the Virtual Schools and the Virtual School Head should provide educational advice and guidance to promote educational outcomes of previously looked after children. This would include advice and guidance to adopters and other carers of previously looked after children and to Designated Teachers of schools attended by adopted children and other previously looked after children.
The statutory obligation extends to Designated Teachers of all schools who have these children on roll. The Statutory Guidance has an implication for all the school policies within the school with a particular focus on the policy for behaviour.
This course is beneficial in helping governors understand the procedures of a staff disciplinary hearing. The course is broadly based on the HfL model disciplinary policy but also useful for governors of all settings as the principles are broadly the same.This session will: