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Code: GOV/20/223/A 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. 


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 16 May 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: GOV/20/303/A Disciplinary Hearings

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:

  • identify the principles of good disciplinary handling
  • look at the decision making process
  • assist with dealing of challenges that may arise during the process

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1 20 May 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: GOV/20/301/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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 May 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/190/A Being an Effective Clerk

This course is aimed at potential and new clerks. 


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 05 June 2020 09:00 - 15:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: GOV/20/309/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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: GOV/20/289/A Headteachers' performance management


This course is particularly useful to governors that serve on the Headteacher Performance Panel but is of interest to all governors.

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

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1 11 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: GOV/20/302/A 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

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/2/A Clerks' network

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

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1 17 June 2020 17:30 - 20:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/317/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 17 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 South Hill Centre Map

Code: GOV/20/288/A Health and Safety

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


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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map