E.g., 26/09/2017

Now you are Chair - What Next?

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

The aim of this course is to support experienced Chairs of Governing Bodies (or Committees) with regard to managing changes and developments in education and schools, in so much as they affect Governing Bodies and their work.  There is an expectation for Chairs to keep up to date with current requirements, but the opportunity and time to do this are not always available for Chairs or experienced Governors.  This course is intended to fill this gap.

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Understanding Performance Related Pay

Wednesday 4th October 2017

To understand performance related pay and the responsibilities of governors in this area.

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Health and Safety Core Competency

Thursday 5th October 2017

To enable the participants to understand their responsibilities for health and safety management within school.

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Health and Safety Core Competency

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Lorraine McCrorie is a qualified Health & Safety Consultant providing services direct to schools and councils since 2004.

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Expectations of Governors and Governing Boards

Thursday 12th October 2017

Look at all recent and proposed changes in the leadership and management of school related to Governors and Governing Boards, and the implications for Governors

Look at strategies and practical responses to these changes in terms of managing time and workloads

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Efficient Financial Management

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Develop your knowledge of financial management and efficiency in a school setting and your role in driving efficiency. The session will provide information on the tools, techniques, knowledge and skills

needed to challenge effectively on financial matters.

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Disadvantaged Pupils (Using Pupil Premium)

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Do you understand:

•       The role of the governing body and its accountability for Pupil Premium?

•       What data is available and how to ask the right questions?


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Conflict Resolution

Wednesday 8th November 2017
The aim of this course is to recognise different aspects of conflict that delegates may encounter and to understand and be aware of different methods of resolving such conflicts within the workplace.
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Forming or Joining a Multi Academy Trust

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Do you understand:

1) Your roles and responsibilities as a governor of a MAT?

2) How to form or join an effective MAT?


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Preparation for Ofsted

Tuesday 21st November 2017

To consider the new (2015) Ofsted requirements of Governors and how governors can prepare for a visit.


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