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Code: GB/21/116 Safer Recruitment for Governors/Headteachers (COURSE FULL) (COURSE FULL)

Due to this session being run remotely, it will be run over two morning sessions.

The course is accredited and has been produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, a partnership between four organisations with the safety and wellbeing of children at their heart:

  • NSPCC
  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation
  • The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS)
  • Child Protection in Education (CAPE)

Safer Recruitment workshop content:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
  • How abusers operate within organisations
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

ASSESSMENT

A standard assessment has been provided to cover the workshop content.  The questions relevant to each session will be delivered at the end of each session, 13 questions in total.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 January 2021 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map
2 21 January 2021 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/21/118 New Governor Essentials - Online Training for new & recently appointed school governors

This course is in two parts, delivered via Zoom, each lasting 90 minutes.  It has been put together and will be led by governor training and consultant, Andrew Dodge, a school governor and chair himself, with experience in infant, primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academy.

As well as some presentation, these online sessions are very interactive including activities and group discussion.  The content is structured around the Three Core Functions of school governance described in the DfE Governance Handbook and covers everything you need to know in order to 2hit the ground running" and become an effective member of your governing body team.

You will gain all the essential information about schools and the education system including jargon-busting, types of school, categories of governor, the curriculum, assessment and Ofsted inspection.  You will explore what governors do and, equally important, what they should not do, with tips on how to maintain a strategic focus and avoid getting involved in the day-to-day, operational running of the school.

Core Function 1 - Clarity of Vision, Ethos and Strategy including self-evaluation and improvement planning.

Core Function 2 - Holding the Headteacher to Account covers the headteacher's report, interpreting data, advice on visiting the school and the sort of questions to ask when schools are operating normally. This session will also cover governors' accountability during school closure and the essentials to focus on.

Core Function 3 - Overseeing the Financial Performance of the School explores how governors ensure public money is well spent.

You will learn about governors' statutory duties and how to engage effectively with parents, pupils and staff.

Above all, the course should leave you motivated and inspired to contribute to your governing body thereby improving the eduction of the pupils at your school.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 January 2021 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map
2 28 January 2021 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/21/117 The Curriculum

This course will provide Governors with an overview of the National Curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage to KS4.  Participants will gain greater understanding of the 'Quality of Education' and come away with ideas to enable them to find out about the curriculum in their school and prepare for OfSTED.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 February 2021 18:00 - 19:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/21/158 Safer Recruitment for Governors/Headteachers (COURSE FULL) (COURSE FULL)

Due to this session being run remotely, it will be run over two morning sessions.  If we are able to run face to face training we'll let you know.

The course is accredited and has been produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, a partnership between four organisations with the safety and wellbeing of children at their heart:

  • NSPCC
  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation
  • The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS)
  • Child Protection in Education (CAPE)

Safer Recruitment workshop content:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
  • How abusers operate within organisations
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance

ASSESSMENT

A standard assessment has been provided to cover the workshop content.  The questions relevant to each session will be delivered at the end of each session, 13 questions in total.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2021 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map
2 04 February 2021 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/21/119 Making Sense of Data - Online training for primary schools (COURSE FULL)

"All governors should be able to engage fully with discussions about data. If they cannot, they should undertake appropriate training to enable them to do this" (Governors handbook DfE November 2015)

The purpose of this training is to:
Develop governors' knowledge of the data available to them.
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Develop the capacity of experienced and new governors effectively in order to:
- Challenge and support their school's leadership team in their efforts to bring about school improvement.
- Ask probing questions about outcomes for pupils

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 February 2021 19:00 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/21/157 Exclusion training – What every Governor should know

What are Governor's duties in regard to Exclusions? What should your school be doing to ensure inclusion of vulnerable pupils?

This course is designed for governors new to the process of school exclusions. By the end of the course you will acquire knowledge on the following:
Current exclusions guidance
Best practice for inclusion of most vulnerable pupils
Early intervention and alternative strategies to reduce exclusions
When/How pupils can be removed from school site
What constitutes an exclusion
The different types of exclusion
The exclusion process followed by schools
Parental Rights
The role of the Governing Body in monitoring and reviewing exclusions
A brief overview of Independent Review process
You will also have an opportunity to discuss particular issues and ask questions of the trainer, Hounslow's Access to Education Team Leader.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 February 2021 09:00 - 10:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/21/137 LDBS: Valuing All God’s Children (an overview for Governors)

This course will provide an overview for Governors of the document ‘Valuing all God’s Children ’. It will outline the expectations for church schools in the new SIAMS evaluation schedule and will focus on how school’s Christian vision creates an environment where all pupils feel welcome and can flourish. We will cover guidance on challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, to offer the Christian message of love, joy and the celebration of our humanity without exception or exclusion.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/21/129 SAFEGUARDING - Generalist Training for Governors (COURSE FULL) (COURSE FULL)

This session will be facilitated via Microsoft Teams

This course is designed to ensure that stakeholders either refresh, or undertake for the first time, the Generalist Safeguarding requirements for working in schools and academies.

The course material will cover the roles and responsbilities of all those who work in schook, whether employed or as a volunteer.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2021 18:00 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/21/131 Governor Training - Finance (COURSE FULL)

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Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 March 2021 18:30 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/21/120 Making Sense of Data - Online training for primary schools

"All governors should be able to engage fully with discussions about data. If they cannot, they should undertake appropriate training to enable them to do this" (Governors handbook DfE November 2015)

The purpose of this training is to:
Develop governors' knowledge of the data available to them.
.
Develop the capacity of experienced and new governors effectively in order to:
- Challenge and support their school's leadership team in their efforts to bring about school improvement.
- Ask probing questions about outcomes for pupils

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 March 2021 13:00 - 14:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map