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Code: GOV/20/329/A 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.


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1 20 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Goffs-Churchgate Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/191/A Clerks' network

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

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1 22 June 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: CSIB8 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 and will include an update from Human Resources, Finance, HCC and Governance. There will be an update on Pupil Premium from Felicity Evans and a slot on HT Mental Health amongst the topics covered.

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1 24 June 2020 17:30 - 20:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: GOV/20/479/A 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. Tutor Malcolm Leigh, Governance

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1 24 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: GOV/20/304/A Safeguarding children

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:

  • 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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1 30 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: GOV/20/330/A New to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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.


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1 09 July 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/284/A Handling Academy Complaints

This training is aimed at all governors of academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTC's).

Whilst based on the good practices principles of the HCC Model Procedures for Dealing with School-Based Complaints, the concept of Governors' roles and responsibilities remains the same, although other model policies may differ in terms of the number of stages within a procedure. 

This session will:

  • enable governors to identify the principles of good complaint handling
  • share the Complaints Policy Toolkit
  • use the Toolkit and relevant papers to work through a scenario
  • be mindful of the differing requirements that apply to academies and free Schools, etc.

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1 14 July 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School Map

Code: GOV/20/307/A Introduction to Pupil Welfare and Wellbeing

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 15 July 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/282/A 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.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map