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
This course explores the specific knowledge and skills needed to clerk a Church of England voluntary aided school.
It will be of interest to Clerks who serve CofE primary and secondary schools.
Areas covered include:
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.
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.Essential Information
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.
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
It is a challenging time for school leadership and Governing bodies as budgets shrink and expenditure increases!
This course will examine the governors' role in the budget setting process; the key points they should be aware of; what they need to budget for; the need to link the budget and the school development plan (SDP) and what questions governors might want to ask. As well as the importance of monitoring the Budget throughout the hear and how this might be done.
There will also be a section particular to the lockdown of schools this school year.Essential Information