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Code: GB/22/64 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 November 2021 18:00 - 19:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/6 GB:Taking the Chair - (Parts 1 & 2) - Online Training for new, recently appointed and aspiring chairs of school governing bodies/boards

This course is in two parts, over a single day.  The first session will be from 09:30 - 11:30 and the second session will be from 13:00 - 14:30.

It has been put together and will be led by governor trainer and consultant, Andrew Dodge, a school governor and chair himself, with experience in infant, primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academy.

Have you been asked to consider standing as chair or vice-chair of your governing body or to chair a committee? Is your current chair/vice-chair likely to stand down soon and you suspect you may be approached to take over? Have you considered standing but are not sure what is required and if you have the necessary skills? Are you already a chair and would like to learn new strategies and meet other chairs to share good practice?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then you should book on this interactive and highly recommended course as it is suitable for all current and aspiring governing body chairs, vice-chairs and committee chairs. The session will refer to the chair's role in strategic leadership and in ensuring accountability and will offer opportunities to share experiences and good practice and examine, the skills required to chair a meeting effectively. Participants will be provided with online access to a range of useful templates and checklists. The course covers:-

  • The role of the chair & vice-chair - what the chair does and how the work can be delegated including the division of responsibilities between chair, vice-chair and committee chairs
  • Managing relationships with governors - building, knowing and leading the team, inducting new governors, supporting governor development, succession planning
  • Managing the work of the governing body - planning the work, chairing effective meetings, good minuting, dealing with challenging situations
  • Managing relationships with the headteacher - establishing and maintaining an effective, professional relationship, clarifying roles, agreeing mutual expectations
  • Supporting strategic leadership and ensuring accountability - the chair's role

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2021 09:30 - 14:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/76 GB: Getting your head around school finance (Governors new to school finance)

This course is for Governors new to school finance or those who want to refresh their knowledge.  Understand your duties and the key points to be aware of relating to school budgets and funding.

This session will be run via Microsoft Teams and an invite will be sent to you nearer the time.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 January 2022 18:30 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/83 GB: Chairing Disciplinary & Grievance Panels

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 January 2022 18:00 - 19:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/71 GB: Safeguarding Briefing Session

This session is open to School Governors and Clerks.


The aim is to give an overview of the safeguarding responsibility for children, held by all who work with children and families; and to share with Governors the priorities decided upon locally by Hounslow’s Safeguarding Children Partnership.

You will have the opportunity to:

 

  • Gain understanding of the statutory duty held by all education establishments for children’s safety and welfare
  • Appreciate the local priority needs and the rationale for HSCP choosing to tackle these specific areas
  • Consider how your school might contribute to the local priorities

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 January 2022 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/82 GB: Governor Training - OFSTED

This session will be facilitated by Neil Harvey, a School Improvement Consultant.

This training will allow Governors to have a thorough understanding of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and their role in the inspection process.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2022 18:00 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/84 GB: Employment Law - Update for School Governors

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2022 18:00 - 19:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/73 Safer Recruitment for Governors/Headteachers

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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 February 2022 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map
2 09 February 2022 09:30 - 13:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/77 GB: Finance for the more experienced Governor

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 February 2022 18:30 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/61 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 February 2022 10:00 - 12:00 ZOOM Map