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Training & Events

27
27 Feb
EVENING Induction Course for New Governors Pt 1 (Thurs 27 Feb 2020) AND Pt 2 (Thurs 5 Mar 2020) (18.30 - 20.30)
This course is built around the core functions of the governing body, the responsibilities of school governors and the part that governors play in helping their schools to raise standards of educational achievement. The course covers: • the role of the individual governor and strategic corporate governance • the school system and the role of governing bodies in academies and maintained schools including federations and multi-academy trusts (MATs) • the core functions of a governing body • the key roles and legal responsibilities of the governing body • the different and complementary roles of governors and head teachers • the links between school self evaluation, school improvement planning and performance management • the characteristics of effective governing bodies • governing body self evaluation • Ofsted – the new framework from September 2019 • how to participate effectively as a governor in the life of the school • getting to grips with education jargon
05
05 Mar
EVENING Induction Course for New Governors Pt 1 (Thurs 27 Feb 2020) AND Pt 2 (Thurs 5 Mar 2020) (18.30 - 20.30)
This course is built around the core functions of the governing body, the responsibilities of school governors and the part that governors play in helping their schools to raise standards of educational achievement. The course covers: • the role of the individual governor and strategic corporate governance • the school system and the role of governing bodies in academies and maintained schools including federations and multi-academy trusts (MATs) • the core functions of a governing body • the key roles and legal responsibilities of the governing body • the different and complementary roles of governors and head teachers • the links between school self evaluation, school improvement planning and performance management • the characteristics of effective governing bodies • governing body self evaluation • Ofsted – the new framework from September 2019 • how to participate effectively as a governor in the life of the school • getting to grips with education jargon
10
10 Mar
Relationships, Health and Sex Education
By the end of the session governors will be able to: • Understand the rational and purpose of the new curriculum whilst considering the local context. • Clarify the relevant key points of the new guidance including legal obligations. • Understand how governors can support effective and inclusive RSHE • Understand the governor’s role when developing a whole school approaches to wellbeing. • Signpost to RHSE tools and resources that can support governors and school senior leaders.
12
12 Mar
Financial Management for Governors
This session will provide governors with knowledge of the basics of school finances and financial monitoring. It is aimed at governors who are new to finance and those with financial experience who are new to governance. The training session, using a mix of focused learning and practical exercises, will • Provide an insight into how schools are funded; • Consider the strategic role of governors in both the approval of the annual budget as well as the regular monitoring of actual financial performance relative to budget; • Develop governors' confidence in understanding and questioning the financial information provided to them, by reviewing a Quarterly Monitoring Report together; and • Develop governors' awareness of the questions they should be considering when reviewing the effectiveness of a school's spending, looking at tools such as Financial Benchmarking and the Schools Efficiency Metric Tool.
17
17 Mar
How Governors Can Support Education for Looked After and Vulnerable Children
This course will cover governor responsibilities in respect of Children who are Looked after. This will include the role of the nominated governor for LAC, the responsibilities of the governing board and the role of the Designated Teacher, especially in relation to Personal Education Plans for these children. The session will also include ways in which the Virtual School can support designated teachers and governors.