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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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 January 2022 18:30 - 20:00 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 January 2022 18:30 - 20:30 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.

 

Essential Information
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.

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

Code: GB/22/78 GB: 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 March 2022 18:30 - 20:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/69 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.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 March 2022 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map
2 28 March 2022 19:00 - 20:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/74 Safer Recruitment for Governors/Headteachers

We are hoping that this session can be run face to face at the HPDC on the 4th May 2022.  If we find we still have to run remotely, it will be on the two mornings of 3rd and 4th May 2022 via Zoom.   

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 04 May 2022 09:30 - 16:00 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/72 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 May 2022 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/70 GB: New Governor Essentials - Online Training for new & recently appointed school governors

This course is in two parts, delivered via Zoonm, each lasting 90 minutes, but on the same day, with a break inbetween the morning and afternoon session. The first session will start at 10:00 - 11:30 and the second session will start at 13:00 - 14:30

iIt 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 20 May 2022 10:00 - 14:30 ZOOM Map