Governors

Chairs Training

Description
This course will cover the effective management of the Governing Board’s work, establishing a professional and supportive relationship with the headteacher and senior managers, ensuring that all the meetings are run effectively and that meetings and agenda setting are managed professionally.
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will be able to challenge school performance

  • Will be fully involved in school improvement

  • Will hold strategic and focused meetings

  • Will ensure that the whole Governing Board becomes an effective and strategic group which robustly holds the school to account at all levels
Audience

All Chairs of Governors or Chairs of Committee

Date
11th January 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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The Role of the Looked After Children Governor and the SEND Governor

Description
This course will enable governors to:
  • Understand their statutory duties around students who are Looked After, were previously Looked After or have Special Education Needs or Disabilities
  • Develop an understanding of how the school can meet these duties and promote positive outcomes for these students
  • Ensure that the school policies are fit for purpose and are being applied consistently across the school as well as how to interrogate data to ensure that the additional funding is impacting positively on the pupils outcomes
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will have an understanding of how to measure their own school’s outcomes against national or local expectations
  • Will be assured that the additional monies are impacting on the students’ outcomes
  • Will be confident that all interventions and support are making a difference
Audience

Those named Governors for SEND and LAC and any other Governors with an interest

Date
15th January 2018 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of Inclusion, Learning & Achievement
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Governors' Role in Positive Behaviour Management

Description
This course will allow governors to understand the impact of positive behaviour management, but also recognise that if the behaviour policy
is not fit for purpose the students’ learning outcomes can be affected. There will be an explanation around how the Fair Access Panel (FAP) works, governors’ role in exclusions and ensuring that they are only used in line with the SEND Code of Practice and when other strategies have been tried. The role of early help for the primary schools and alternative provision used for secondary schools.
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will feel confident to challenge exclusion data
  • Will understand how effective their school behaviour policy is to promote positive behaviour
  • Will understand why some students are placed in their school through FAP
  • Will feel confident to challenge the school about using external support to manage poor or inappropriate behaviour
Audience

All governors, but these will be run separately for primary and secondary governors

Date
18th January 2018 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Secondary Governors
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
23rd January 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Primary Governors
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
12th June 2018 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Secondary Governors
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Effective Financial Management for all Community Schools

Description
Course is aimed at Governors of maintained Royal Greenwich Schools to enable them to fulfill their responsibility with regard to budget setting. Governing Boards are required to ensure that the priorities identified in the school improvement plan are resourced appropriately and that good value for money is achieved. Governing Boards are required to submit 3 year plans of which the current year must be a balanced position, with the remaining two years to support due diligence planning.

The course will include:
  • Governing Board approved budget plans - explanation
  • How to approach 3 year budget plans:
    • Income streams including Schools
    • Delegated Budget Share (Primary and Secondary School)
    • High Needs Funding - place funding
    • Early Years Funding
    • National Funding Formula (updates if appropriate)
    • Engagement with Royal Greenwich if the school is not able to set a balanced budget
  • Monitoring budgets
  • Bursarial Service
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will have the confidence to challenge the school’s financial performance
  • Will have the confidence to use the available data to set a three year budget.
  • Will have the skills and knowledge to ensure that timely and prudent management action is taken to ensure that effective budget control is maintained
  • Will ensure that the whole Governing Board has the information available to them to become an effective and strategic group which robustly holds the school to account at all levels
Audience

All Governors but particularly those serving on the finance/resources/business committee

Date
20th February 2018 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Accounting Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
22nd March 2018 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Accounting Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Induction Training for New Governors

Description
This course provides an opportunity for Governors to develop a strong focus on the three core strategic functions below:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Impact Statement
Governors will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the role for which they have volunteered
  • Will become active participators and a effective governor as quickly as possible
  • Understand how to get to know their school and how to challenge
  • Be confident when dealing with written information
  • Be able to interrogate data
Audience

New or recently appointed Governors

Date
27th February 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
6th June 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Safer Recruitment

Description
This workshop is the accredited, updated version of the Safer Recruitment training for Headteacher, school Governors and other staff who are likely to sit on staff appointment panels. It is still a requirement for every school appointments panel to include at least one member who has completed the Safer Recruitment training. Course content provides clear explanations of government guidance regarding the safer recruitment process. It also includes an update of the most recent legislation changes (i.e. the Keeping Children Safe in Education – July 2015, DBS, Disqualification by Association and other pre-employment checks) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection. It is recommended that you refresh your training every 5 years.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will have an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
  • Will be able to identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Will be able to consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse
  • Will begin to review their own and their settings policies and practices, with a view to making them safer
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations
  • Will comply with government guidance and legislation

Audience

All Headteachers, school Governors and other staff likely to sit on staff appointment panels

Date
22nd March 2018 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools and HR element, Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
22nd May 2018 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools and HR element, Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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The Role of the Safeguarding Governor

Description
This course will investigate the specific and important role of the Safeguarding Governor:
  • How to ensure that the legal requirements are in place and are known and understood by all staff and adults working in your school
  • Ensuring that the expectations of OfSTED are being met, and that governors can provide evidence of their compliance
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will have a clear understanding of their role. They will have the knowledge and expertise to hold the school to account for ensuring that the policies and processes are in place and that they are being consistently applied
  • Will have a good understanding of what they should monitor and challenge and how that is reported back to the full Governing Board
Audience

All Governors but especially those with Safeguarding responsibility

Date
27th March 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of Children's Services Safeguarding Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Pupil Premium and PE Sport Funding

Description
This course will support governors in their role to ensure:
  • That this direct funding is targeted appropriately
  • That the funding is impacting on the students it has been provided to support
  • That there is a clear strategy of allocating funds and measuring impact
  • That the governing board is confident that the funding is appropriately allocated
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will have a keen understanding of how much money the school is allocated for PE funding and pupil premium pupils
  • Will have clear evidence that the funding is impacting on the outcomes for those students
  • Will be confident that the website is fully compliant
Audience

All Governors

Date
24th April 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Preparation for Ofsted, for Governors

Description
This course will look at how Governors prepare themselves and contribute to the school’s preparation for an Ofsted inspection.
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Will develop the Governors’ role to providing challenge and hold the Headteacher and other leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching, teaching, outcomes, personal development
  • Will define their role in EYFS, Primary, Post 16 and Secondary
Audience

All Governors

Date
10th May 2018 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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The Next Step

Description
This course will further develop those Governors who have attended induction or who wish to join a new committee. The course will support an understanding of ‘basic finance’, ‘basic personnel’ and ‘basic performance management'.
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will continue to develop their knowledge and skills to ensure that they fulfill their key responsibilities
  • Will be able to hold the school leadership to account for good value for money

  • Will ensure that teacher appointments reflect the priorities of the school


Audience

Governors have attended the Induction training or who have served for at least a year

Date
21st June 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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