Courses/Briefings/Conferences

E.g., 15/11/2019

BGD Course/Briefing Overview

Overview documents

Board Self-Evaluation and Governor Mark (Afternoon) - COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS

Monday 18th November 2019

Governor Mark is a self-evaluation tool, which can lead to an externally accredited quality mark for governing boards. This session explores the principles of governing body self-evaluation and will consider the Governor Mark materials and why and how governing bodies might seek to gain accreditation, alongside other self-evaluation tools.

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Board Self-Evaluation and Governor Mark (Twilight) - COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS

Monday 18th November 2019

Governor Mark is a self-evaluation tool, which can lead to an externally accredited quality mark for governing boards. This session explores the principles of governing body self-evaluation and will consider the Governor Mark materials and why and how governing bodies might seek to gain accreditation, alongside other self-evaluation tools.

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SEND Training for Governors (Afternoon)

Wednesday 20th November 2019

To keep Governors up to date with issues surrounding SEND.

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SEND Training for Governors (Twilight)

Wednesday 20th November 2019

To keep Governors up to date with issues surrounding SEND.

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Clerk's Induction/Effective Clerking

Thursday 21st November 2019

With a growing emphasis from the DfE on the importance of effective clerking, this course is essential for developing awareness for new clerks or acting as a refresher for those with more experience.

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Role of Chair and effective meetings (Afternoon)

Monday 25th November 2019

This session covers:

  • the role of the chair
  • the relationship between the chair and the clerk, the headteacher/principal and other governors
  • key tools to support chairs in leading their team
  • setting agendas and running effective meetings.
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Role of the Chair and Effective Meetings (Twilight)

Monday 25th November 2019

This session covers:

  • the role of the chair
  • the relationship between the chair and the clerk, the headteacher/principal and other governors
  • key tools to support chairs in leading their team
  • setting agendas and running effective meetings.
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Handling School Complaints (Afternoon)- COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS

Monday 2nd December 2019

This session will explore the issue of school complaints including:

  • What are the governing body’s responsibilities?
  • What should a complaints procedure include and what does publishing it mean?
  • How much information should governors have about complaints?
  • What is the role of the headteacher and what is the role of the governors?
  • What are complaints hearings and how should they be conducted?
  • What are the potential outcomes of a complaint and what avenues are available for appeals?
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Handling School Complaints (Twilight)

Monday 2nd December 2019

This session will explore the issue of school complaints including:

  • What are the governing body’s responsibilities?
  • What should a complaints procedure include and what does publishing it mean?
  • How much information should governors have about complaints?
  • What is the role of the headteacher and what is the role of the governors?
  • What are complaints hearings and how should they be conducted?
  • What are the potential outcomes of a complaint and what avenues are available for appeals?
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