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Code: GB/22/123 GB: Clerks' Briefing - NEW DATE

This is an up-date for all Clerks on current issues for Governors, both locally and nationally.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 31 May 2022 18:00 - 19:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/119 GB: Making Sense of Data - Online training for primary schools

This training should enable Governors to understand both statutory and non statutory data and therefore enable them to ask good questions that will take their school forward.  It will particularly focus on what data your school might have given the lack of statutory data due to the pandemic

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 June 2022 18:30 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/115 LDBS: Marketing, tendering, procurement and discovering new income/funding sources (Strategic Financial Planning 6)

This series of one-hour training sessions addresses a range of strategies to help governors tackle your school's financial challenges, in response to the shared problem of falling pupil rolls across London.  Each session will be held remotely via Zoom and will involve a half-hour presentation followed by a Q&A session.  You can join for as many sessions as are relevant to your school's circumstances. (each session is published separately).

(Strategic financial planning 4 is on the 7th March and Strategic financial planning 5 is on the 26th April.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 June 2022 18:00 - 19:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/122 GB: New Chairs Induction

This is a new two part course and both sessions must be attended.

You will explore the key responsibilities of a Chair to include:

  • Organising the work of the board
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Ensuring effective functioning of the board
  • Ensuring strategic focus
  • Providing leadership & direction
  • Working as an effective team
  • Key relationships
  • Boa4rd review and improvement
  • Being a chair in challenging times

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 June 2022 18:30 - 20:30 ZOOM Map
2 27 June 2022 18:30 - 20:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/117 LDBS: Prioritising staff well-being and mental health in your school

This course will support you in your understanding of how mental health issues can impact on the workplace and strategies that could be employed to recognise mental health issues and promote staff well-being.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 June 2022 12:00 - 13:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/127 GB: SEND Training for Governors

  • To help governors to understand and apply the role and responsibilities of the SEND Governor.
  • Share ways that governors can play an active role to monitor the effectiveness and impact of provision for children and young people with SEND
  • To support SEN Governors to monitor provision during lockdowns

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2022 18:00 - 19:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/112 GB: Introduction to Health & Safety Responsibilities

This session will give governors an awareness of the legal framework in relation to health and safety and better enable governors to understand their responsibilities. It will explain the process of risk management in a school environment and provide a management framework for schools to work within. A brief examination of Hounslow's own policies and procedures will be included.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 July 2022 18:30 - 21:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/23/1 GB: 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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 November 2022 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map
2 10 November 2022 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/23/2 GB: 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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2023 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM Map
2 22 March 2023 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM Map