Governors

2018 Analyse School Performance and Inspection Dashboard Summary Report workshop

Description
During this session delegates will have an opportunity to analyse their school data contained within the 2018 Analyse School Performance (ASP) Portal and the Inspection Dashboard Summary Report (IDSR).

The session will include:

  • Familiarisation of the ASP portal and the IDSR
  • Interpreting graphs, charts and interactive data
  • Question level analysis
  • Time to reflect on key considerations for the school
It is essential that all participants bring their log in details for both Secure Access and the Analyse School Performance portal.

This year a new requirement for passwords to ASP has been introduced, so all participants must check they have access to the portal before attending this workshop. We recommend that Governors attend with a Senior Leader from the school to ensure access to the schools data in ASP.

Impact Statement
Delegates will:

  • Have greater confidence in interpreting data presented in the ASP and IDSR
  • Be able to identify key areas support self evaluation and school improvement planning
Audience

Senior Leaders, Assessment Leaders and Governors in Primary Schools


Date
16th November 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
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Date
29th November 2018 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
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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 November 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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
24th January 2019 (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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
16th May 2019 (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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
2nd July 2019 (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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Safer Recruitment

Description
This workshop is the Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited, updated version of the Safer Recruitment training for Headteachers, school Governors and other staff who are likely to sit on interview panels or appoint staff. 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 – Sept 2018, 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, Business Managers and other staff likely to sit on interview panels or administer staff appointment


Date
10th December 2018 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
4th February 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
29th April 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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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
28th January 2019 (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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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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
12th February 2019 (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 Children Services Safeguarding Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
14th June 2019 (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 Children Services Safeguarding 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
27th March 2019 (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 Service
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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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
13th May 2019 (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 Inclusion, Learning and Achievement Division
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Keeping Children & Young People Safe from Cyber Bullying

Description
The half day course will be delivered in line with the OFSTED Framework and the DfE 2015 statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and will include information on the current internet safety issue such of cyber bullying. The training will:

  • discover cutting edge anti-cyber bullying resources for schools
  • enable staff to understand the latest cyber bullying research implications for schools and families
The training will be delivered by an experienced CEOP and STEM Ambassador and an online safety specialist

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

All school staff


Date
14th June 2019 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
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Headteacher Performance Management

Description
This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the statutory requirements for Headteacher Performance
Management and will include:

  • Overview of statutory guidance
  • Organisational details of the Headteacher Performance Management process, including the role of the external advisor and the requirements for target reviews
  • Exploration of best practice target setting including how these should link to the school improvement priorities and outcomes for students
  • Information on actions following Headteacher Performance Management reviews and the role of the Pay Committee in this process

This course will reflect the statutory requirements for maintained schools in relation to Headteacher Performance Management, which is recommended best practice for all schools to follow.
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will be confident in setting challenging and aspirational targets for the Headteacher
  • Will be able to ensure that the targets are reviewed regularly
  • Will have the confidence to challenge the senior leadership to evidence that performance management targets have been set for all staff and that they are impacting on outcomes for pupils
Audience

All Governors


Date
3rd July 2019 (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 Improvement Service
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
11th July 2019 (8:00am - 10:00am)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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