GOVERNOR SUPPORT Courses


Wednesday
03/11/2021

10.00-11.00
Clerk`s Monthly Briefing
25
15
Governor Support Service
Webinar (We will be using Zoom or Teams and joining details will be emailed to you)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA, and £70.00 per person for non SLA schools.

Monthly exchange of information for clerks and their governing boards.


Thursday
11/11/2021

13:00 - 16:00
Governor Safeguarding Responsibilities & KCSiE Training
50
45
Mansel
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Governor Safeguarding Responsibilities & KCSiE training

Clarification of governor roles in line with current national expectations. This comprehensive course covers school policy & procedure requirements and current statutory duties for governors, in line with latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ legislation. The information you need to be compliant in safeguarding & child protection. Suitable for all governors, and particularly Safeguarding-link and Lead governors. 


Monday
15/11/2021

10:00 - 12:00
Understanding School Finance
50
45
Rory McCormack
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Understanding School Finance

This course looks at the school's annual financial process and provides guidance on Governor statutory responsibilities. Governors will develop their knowledge and understanding of the school funding system both nationally and locally, and their role in setting, approving and monitoring the budget.

This overview is suitable for academy and maintained school governors & trustees


Thursday
18/11/2021

13:00 - 16:00
Chairing
50
49
Vicky
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Chair Training

Exploring the skills and duties of being a Chair; whether it’s of the full GB, as vice or deputy, or of a Committee or Panel. The session also looks at Chair responsibilities regards Headteacher Performance reviews & Appeals panels etc. This training is aimed at all governors who currently Chair, or are considering taking the Chair at some stage in the future. Excellent for succession planning.


Friday
03/12/2021

10.00-11.00
Clerk`s Monthly Briefing
25
16
Governor Support Service
Webinar (We will be using Zoom or Teams and joining details will be emailed to you)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA, and £70.00 per person for non SLA schools.

Monthly exchange of information for clerks and their governing boards.


Tuesday
11/01/2022

10.00am-11.00am
Clerks Monthly Briefing
25
21
Governor Support Service
Webinar (We will be using Zoom or Teams, and joining details will be emailed to you)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA, and £70.00 per person for non SLA schools

Monthly exchange of information for clerks and their Governing Boards.


Wednesday
12/01/2022

18:00 - 20:00
Introduction to Governance - Part 1
50
46
GSS
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Core Induction Training

Essential training - this induction course for new or less experienced governors also works well as a refresher for established governors and for clerks wishing to update and build on their knowledge of current governor requirements. The course covers latest legislation and DfE requirements.

NB: For convenience, this training is split over two separate sessions, and both need to be attended to complete the course.

 

Suitable for academy and maintained school governors & trustees


Thursday
13/01/2022

18:00 - 20:00
Introduction to Governance - Part 2
50
46
GSS
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Core Induction Training

Essential training - this induction course for new or less experienced governors also works well as a refresher for established governors and for clerks wishing to update and build on their knowledge of current governor requirements. The course covers latest legislation and DfE requirements.

NB: For convenience, this training is split over two separate sessions, and both need to be attended to complete the course.

 

Suitable for academy and maintained school governors & trustees


Monday
17/01/2022

13:00 - 15:00
Understanding and Monitoring the Curriculum
50
43
Vicky
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Understanding and Monitoring the Curriculum

Do you feel this aspect of your role is a challenge? This session explains the terminology and the legislation requirements, and how specifically the governors’ role sits alongside that of the headteacher’s. Different strategies for monitoring the curriculum are also explored, and assessment and accountability clarified.

An excellent, fully comprehensive course suitable for all governors and trustees.


Wednesday
19/01/2022

10:00 - 12:00
Preparing for Ofsted
50
47
Rory McCormack
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Preparing for Ofsted

Make sure you are aware of the latest OFSTED Framework criteria! This course comprehensively explains what governors in maintained schools, academies need to know, and shows how governors can best evidence their effectiveness.

Essential training & updates for Chairs, Vice Chairs, lead governors & Clerks.


Tuesday
01/02/2022

10:00 - 12:00
Mental Health and Wellbeing - The Governors Responsibility
50
38
Rory McCormack
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Details to be confirmed


Tuesday
22/02/2022

10.00am-11.00am
Clerks Monthly Briefing
25
22
Governor Support Service
Webinar (We will be using Zoom or Teams, and joining details will be emailed to you)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA, and £70.00 per person for non SLA schools

Monthly exchange of information for clerks and their Governing Boards.


Thursday
10/03/2022

15:30 - 17:30
SEND
50
47
Claire Vuckovic
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

SEND Governor Training

This course looks at legislation and procedures which dictate Special Educational Needs & Disabilities practice in schools, including the SEND Code of Practice, what your school SEND policy should contain and how to monitor SEND effectiveness. The session provides clarity into Governor responsibilities and has been recently updated in line with the latest SEND reforms. Suitable for SEND-link governors, and for any governor/clerk wishing to gain a greater understanding of the role played by governors in SEND provision.


Tuesday
22/03/2022

09:30 - 12:30
Governors’ Roles & Responsibilities for School Improvement
50
45
Vicky
Webinar (We will be using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to you.)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA and £70 per person for non SLA schools

Governors’ Roles & Responsibilities for School Improvement

This course looks at how a having clear understanding of the roles, principles & procedures of governance directly affects School Improvement. Reviewing specific principles, procedures and the latest legislation, the session covers challenge, evaluation and governor monitoring – including the role of link governors and effective visits into school.

This is an excellent all-round governor training course which clarifies current key issues determining effective operation of a school governing board. The aim is to provide understanding for governors of how business should be conducted and exactly how they drive - or can hinder - school improvement.

Indispensable guidance for all governors and clerks.


Thursday
24/03/2022

10.00am-11.00am
Clerks Monthly Briefing
25
21
Governor Support Service
Webinar (We will be using Zoom or Teams, and joining details will be emailed to you)
Free for Governing Boards who subscribe to our SLA, and £70.00 per person for non SLA schools

Monthly exchange of information for clerks and their Governing Boards.