Courses/Briefings/Conferences

E.g., 15/09/2019

Governor's Role in Understanding the Quality of Teaching and Learning (Afternoon)

Tuesday 1st October 2019

This session aims to clarify what boards should know about teaching, learning and assessment, and how they can develop that knowledge whilst remaining strategic, regardless of educational experience. The session focuses on the following key areas:

  • What is Ofsted looking for?
  • “I’m not a teacher, how can I make a judgment about teaching?”
  • How does the governing board know about the quality of teaching, learning and assessment?
  • Practical approaches to developing governors’/trustees’ knowledge and confidence
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Governor's Role in Understanding the Quality of Teaching and Learning (Twilight)

Tuesday 1st October 2019

This session aims to clarify what boards should know about teaching, learning and assessment, and how they can develop that knowledge whilst remaining strategic, regardless of educational experience. The session focuses on the following key areas:

  • What is Ofsted looking for?
  • “I’m not a teacher, how can I make a judgment about teaching?”
  • How does the governing board know about the quality of teaching, learning and assessment?
  • Practical approaches to developing governors’/trustees’ knowledge and confidence
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Knowing Your School - Providing Effective Challenge (Afternoon)

Monday 7th October 2019

By the end of the session governors will have enhanced their understanding of:
 

  • The key areas they need to monitor
  • The key sources of information available to support them in that
  • What bringing effective challenge means and looks like
  • How to support their executive leaders effectively
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Knowing Your School - Providing Effective Challenge (Twilight)

Monday 7th October 2019

By the end of the session governors will have enhanced their understanding of:

 

  • The key areas they need to monitor
  • The key sources of information available to help them with that
  • What bringing effective challenge means and looks like
  • How to support their executive leaders effectively
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Being Ofsted Inspection Ready (Afternoon)

Wednesday 9th October 2019

This session covers the main areas of the 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)

Wednesday 9th October 2019

This session covers the main areas of the current 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 10th October 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 (Parts 1 and 2) (Twilight)

Thursday 10th October 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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What is a MAT? (Afternoon)

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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Safer Recruitment

Monday 14th October 2019

To equip attendess with the necessary skills and knowledge to adhere to safer recuitment principles when recruiting staff.

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