51 courses found

Code: CKN93 Clerks' Network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools. The sessions also provide an opportunity for clerks to get together to discuss issues and share good practice. The precise agenda is determined and advertised nearer the time - but put the date in your diary now!

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 26 June 2019 17:30 - 20:00 Hertfordshire Sports Village

Code: HCMA5 Handling Academy Complaints (Cancelled)

This training is aimed at all governors of academies, free schools, studio schools and university 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 and principles of the Hertfordshire County Council model procedures for dealing with school-based complaints, the concept of the governor 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
• display mindfulness towards the differing requirements that apply to academies and free Schools, etc. Tutor Hertfordshire County Council Complaints Officer

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 26 June 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage

Code: SR64 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 26 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 South Hill Centre

Code: RM3 Risk Management (Cancelled)

Following the launch of the competency framework in 2017, the DFE have outlined the skills, competencies and behaviours needed by governors. Effective boards play a key role in setting and managing risk appetite and tolerance. They are able to ensure that risks are aligned with strategic priorities and improvement plans and intervention strategies provide a robust framework for risk management. Outline This session specifically will provide governors with: • the principles of risk management and how these apply to education and the organisation • the process for risk management in the organisation and especially how and when risks are escalated through the organisation for action • the risks or issues that can arise from conflicts of interest or a breach of confidentiality Tutor HfL HR Services

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 02 July 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy

Code: HPM39 Headteachers' Performance Management

This course is particularly useful to governors who serve on the Headteacher Performance Panel but is of interest to all governors. Tutor HfL HR Services

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 03 July 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage

Code: IND324 Induction for Governors (EVENT FULL)

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
1 06 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 West Herts College

Code: PP20 Effective Use of Pupil Premium

This course will provide an opportunity for governors to update their knowledge and understanding of the effective use of pupil premium funding. Outline This training session looks at: • what are the pupil premium and pupil premium plus? • accountability within the pupil premium and pupil premium plus • the pupil premium and Ofsted • effective use of the pupil premium and pupil premium plus • what works well • what governors need to know about the pupil premium • pupil premium plus for children looked after Tutor Virtual Schools Advisers

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 10 July 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy

Code: IND323 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
1 11 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The View

Code: GOV/19/4/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
1 15 July 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage

Code: EG13 Effective Governance

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:

  • how this role fits within other governor roles
  • how to be challenging yet supporitve
  • how to find out sources of information and what governors need to know
  • monitoring and evaluation: asking questions and making judgements to support the school's self-evaluation.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 10 September 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Academy