Governors

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
9th December 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding and Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
4th February 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding and Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
28th April 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding and Positive Learning
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
16th January 2020 (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 Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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
30th January 2020 (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 Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
19th May 2020 (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 Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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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
13th February 2020 (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’s 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
25th March 2020 (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 Accounting Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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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
9th July 2020 (8:30am - 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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