Courses/Briefings/Conferences

E.g., 24/06/2019

Being Ofsted Inspection Ready (Afternoon)

Tuesday 4th June 2019

This session covers the main areas of the current framework, and the proposed Sept 2019 framework, with a focus around how governance is and will be inspected, and how governors/trustees can ensure they are best placed to achieve a successful outcome, with a focus on the following key issues:

  • which aspects of schools’ work are graded;
  • the frequency and duration of inspections, and the possible outcomes;
  • the expectations Ofsted has of governing boards;
  • what to expect before and during and inspection;
  • what the governors’ / trustees’ interview with the lead inspector will entail.
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Being Ofsted Inspection Ready (Twilight)

Tuesday 4th June 2019

This session covers the main areas of the current framework, and the proposed Sept 2019 framework, with a focus around how governance is and will be inspected, and how governors/trustees can ensure they are best placed to achieve a successful outcome, with a focus on the following key issues:

  • which aspects of schools’ work are graded;
  • the frequency and duration of inspections, and the possible outcomes;
  • the expectations Ofsted has of governing boards;
  • what to expect before and during and inspection;
  • what the governors’ / trustees’ interview with the lead inspector will entail.
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National Induction Course for New Governors/Trustees (Parts 1/2) (Afternoon)

Thursday 6th June 2019

Aimed at new governors/trustees and those with less than twelve months’ experience, the session covers the following key issues:

  • What is the role of the board?
  • What is ‘effective governance’?
  • What does Ofsted hold boards accountable for?
  • Effective meetings
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National Induction Course for New Governors/Trustees (Parts 1/2) (Twilight) CANCELLED - due to insufficient numbers

Thursday 6th June 2019

Aimed at new governors/trustees and those with less than twelve months’ experience, the session covers the following key issues:

  • What is the role of the board?
  • What is ‘effective governance’?
  • What does Ofsted hold boards accountable for?
  • Effective meetings
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Summer Term BGA Briefing

Tuesday 11th June 2019
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National Induction Course for New Governors/Trustees (Parts 3/4) (Afternoon)

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Aimed at new governors/trustees and those with less than twelve months’ experience, the session covers the following key issues:

  • Visits to school
  • Being Strategic: What does it mean in practice?
  • Monitoring and evaluation: how can the board hold its school(s) to account?
  • Accountability: how should governors/trustees fulfil their accountabilities to stakeholders?
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National Induction Course for New Governors/Trustees (Part 3/4) (Twilight)

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Aimed at new governors/trustees and those with less than twelve months’ experience, the session covers the following key issues:

  • Visits to school
  • Being Strategic: What does it mean in practice?
  • Monitoring and evaluation: how can the board hold its school(s) to account?
  • Accountability: how should governors/trustees fulfil their accountabilities to stakeholders?
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Specialist Governor's Role in Safeguarding (Session 2)

Thursday 13th June 2019
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Specialist Governor's Role in Inclusive Schools (Session 2)

Monday 17th June 2019
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Governor's Role in Financial Efficiency

Thursday 20th June 2019

By the end of the session governors/trustees will understand how school/academy budgets are generated and how they can effectively monitor the school’s finances. The session focuses on the following key issues:

  • Where the money comes from
  • Different types of funding available ( including pupil premium, sports grant, SEN)
  • Annual budget cycle (maintained schools and academies)
  • Financial reporting and budget monitoring
  • Benchmarking
  • Key accounting terminology
  • Financial roles and responsibilities of the governing body
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