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Code: GB/21/186 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.
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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 24 June 2021 19:00 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/21/178 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 29 June 2021 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map
2 01 July 2021 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/10 GB: HT Performance Management

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 September 2021 18:30 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/11 GB: Disciplinary & Grievance Panels

This training event is for Chairs of Governing Bodies and other Governors who may sit on disciplinary and grievance panels.

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

Code: GB/22/3 Safer Recruitment for Governors/Headteachers

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 will 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 21 September 2021 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map
2 22 September 2021 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/16 GB: SEND Governors Online Training - what you need to know

All governing bodies have important statutory dueties towards pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  This training will provide an overview of the role of the SEND Governor and provide practical tips, resources and checklists to help you carry out this role.

Training is delivered remotely by Georgina Herry, SEND Adviser for the School Effectiveness Team.  Georgina has been working in the field of SEND for many years and specialises in supporting SENDCOs in school and school leadership teams.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2021 18:30 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/17 Chairs'/LA Briefing

Briefing

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2021 18:00 - 19:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/20 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2021 18:00 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/4 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 05 October 2021 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map
2 07 October 2021 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/18 Clerks' Briefing

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 11 October 2021 18:00 - 19:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map