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Code: HCMA6 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 you 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 27 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: SC75 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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1 03 December 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: IND326 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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1 05 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/3/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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1 14 February 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Farnham House Map

Code: CSIB7 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.

Up to 2 governors per school can attend (including the Headteacher if they are a governor).

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1 03 March 2020 09:00 - 09:30 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: GOV/20/4/A Clerks' network

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

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1 11 March 2020 17:30 - 20:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/1/A Clerks' network

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

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1 23 March 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel 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 10 June 2020 17:30 - 20:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 June 2020 09:00 - 09:30 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map