46 courses found

Code: GOV/20/172/A Induction for Governors (LIMITED SPACES)

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
1 14 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Holiday Inn, Hemel

Code: GOV/20/165/A Children Looked After

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.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 17 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School

Code: GOV/20/136/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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 19 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Arena

Code: GOV/20/261/A Safer Recruitment Refresher

It is a Hertfordshire recommendation that all safer recruiters receive refresher training to remain accredited. This 2 hour training session is only to be attended by those who have previously completed the all day Safer Recruitment training and whose 5 year accreditation is due to / very recently expired (please check if you are unsure).



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

Code: GOV/20/1/A Clerks' network (LIMITED SPACES)

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 23 March 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel

Code: GOV/20/193/A 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 three 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 their 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 24 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 The View

Code: HRS/20/268/A Conflict resolution using mediation

This course will help delegates to understand what conflict is and why it occurs. Attendees will consider the impact of unresolved conflict on the individuals involved, their colleagues and managers and will gain an insight into the role of the mediator. By the end of the course, attendees will recognise the steps they can take to avoid an escalation of destructive conflict. The group will also discuss the benefits of using mediation as a tool to resolve disputes.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 26 March 2020 09:30 - 13:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Code: GOV/20/161/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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 26 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Holiday Inn, Hemel

Code: GOV/20/260/A Exclusions (LIMITED SPACES)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 31 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School

Code: GOV/20/281/A 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.


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 25 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Barnwell School