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Code: GB/22/2 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 14 October 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/12 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 18 October 2021 10:00 - 11:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/13 Budget Setting & Monitoring for more experienced Governors

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/15 Governors' Responsibility for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

This course is aimed at Governors who are new to school finance or those who want to update their knowledge. This should help you to understand your key duties relating to your role in understanding and monitoring these two key areas of school finance.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 November 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/28 GB: Revised EYFS - headlines for Governors

The revised framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage becomes statutory 1st September 2021.  This has significant implications for the curriculum and the assessment procedures of early years practitioners.

This course will be held virtually.  Governors will be informed of the key messages about

  • aims of the revisions
  • nature of curriculum changes
  • what is recommended and what is not with regard to assessment
  • implications for data collection, analysis and work load
  • implications for the role of governors in calling the school to account

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/5 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 15 November 2021 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM Map
2 17 November 2021 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/6 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