Courses/Briefings/Conferences

E.g., 15/09/2019

What is a MAT? (Twilight)

Monday 14th October 2019

This session covers:

  • The Educational Landscape – and drivers for collaboration
  • Whether there’s a future for standalone schools
  • What Multi Academy Trusts and Federations are
  • Effective multi-school governance arrangements
  • Next steps for schools considering greater collaboration/new partnerships
  • Forming/joining a multi-academy trust and due diligence processes
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National Induction Course for New Governors/Trustees (Parts 3/4) (Afternoon)

Wednesday 16th October 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 16th October 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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Knowing Your School through Data (Afternoon)

Monday 28th October 2019

By the end of the session governors/trustees will have an understanding of how pupils are assessed in each key stage from Early Years to key stage 5. The session covers the following key areas:

  • the key aspects of assessment across all phases
  • the range of statutory assessment data that is available (5 – 18 years)
  • how this information can be used to support school improvement including at key points of transition
  • how governors/trustees can develop confidence in asking the ‘right’ questions about performance data
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Knowing Your School through Data (Twilight)

Monday 28th October 2019

By the end of the session governors/trustees will have an understanding of how pupils are assessed in each key stage from Early Years to key stage 5. The session covers the following key areas:

  • the key aspects of assessment across all phases
  • the range of statutory assessment data that is available (5 – 18 years)
  • how this information can be used to support school improvement including at key points of transition
  • how governors/trustees can develop confidence in asking the ‘right’ questions about performance data
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Safeguarding for Governors and Trustees: Understanding your Strategic Responsibilities (afternoon)

Tuesday 29th October 2019

This session is designed to help governors and trustees in fulfilling their responsibilities in keeping children and young people safe and promoting their wellbeing. It will explore the Governing Board’s statutory responsibilities and provide useful tools to help improve the governance of safeguarding practice moving forward.

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Safeguarding for Governors and Trustees: Understanding your Strategic Responsibilities (Twilight)

Tuesday 29th October 2019

This session is designed to help governors and trustees in fulfilling their responsibilities in keeping children and young people safe and promoting their wellbeing. It will explore the Governing Board’s statutory responsibilities and provide useful tools to help improve the governance of safeguarding practice moving forward.

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Headteacher Performance Management (Afternoon)

Thursday 31st October 2019

A session for all members and prospective members of the headteacher’s performance management panel, covering:

  • an overview of the performance management framework in schools;
  • the governing body’s responsibilities;
  • the role of the headteacher’s performance management panel;
  • the role of the external adviser in the performance management process;
  • how the headteacher’s performance management process links to decisions on pay.
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Headteacher Performance Management (Twilight)

Thursday 31st October 2019

A session for all members and prospective members of the headteacher’s performance management panel, covering:

  • an overview of the performance management framework in schools;
  • the governing body’s responsibilities;
  • the role of the headteacher’s performance management panel;
  • the role of the external adviser in the performance management process;
  • how the headteacher’s performance management process links to decisions on pay.
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Knowing Your School through Effective Visits (Afternoon)

Monday 4th November 2019

This session considers the role of governor visits in effective monitoring, including use of link governors/trustees to maximise their impact, focusing on the following key issues:

  • understanding how governors’/trustees’ visits can add value to governance
  • good practice around visits
  • the impact of visits and how this can be improved
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