Governors

New Ofsted Framework 2019

Description
This session provides delegates with an opportunity to explore the new Ofsted framework. It will provide an overview of the main changes to the evaluation schedule, as well as the format of Section 5 and Section 8 inspections. Delegates will have time during the session to reflect on key aspects in relation to their own self-evaluation and school improvement planning.

This session will be delivered by Steve Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspections Specialist

Steve Rollett leads for ASCL on issues relating to the curriculum, assessment and inspection. He sits on a range of advisory and discussion panels and was part of Ofsted’s curriculum advisory group, contributing to the development of the 2019 inspection framework.

Steve has collaborated with a range of individuals and organisations in relation to education policy, including publishing an influential analysis of inspection outcomes. His writing on curriculum and inspection features regularly in the education media and he has recently contributed to a book on secondary school curriculum leadership.

Prior to joining ASCL in 2016, Steve was a vice principal in a challenging secondary school. Having arrived at the school just after it was put into special measures, he helped to transform it into one of England's most improved schools in less than two years. Steve originally trained as a history teacher and his work as a Hampshire 'Leading Teacher' contributed to an Ofsted best practice publication on how to use subject networks to raise standards of teaching and learning.

Impact Statement
Delegates will:

  • Have greater confidence in understanding the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework
  • Be able to reflect on key aspects to support self evaluation and school improvement planning
Audience

Senior Leaders and Governors in all schools


Date
13th September 2019 (9:00am - 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
13th September 2019 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)
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
17th September 2019 (9:00am - 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
17th September 2019 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)
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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Understanding the Governor’s Role on the Pay Committee

Description
The Pay and Pay Appeals Committees are statutory committees and are responsible for all pay decisions outside of the cost of living increases. The committees must be agreed by the governing board who will delegate the role to the named governors serving on the committee.

Attendance at this session will enable participants to:
  • Understand the importance of comparing evidence provided against the expectations of the School’s Pay Policy and the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document
  • Evaluate the evidence provided by the Headteacher and how to use it to make strategic decisions on teacher’s pay
  • Be clear on the type of evidence expected for a request to move through the Threshold or Upper Pay Scale
  • Be confident when challenging requests for pay increases and have a clear rationale for any pay increase refusals
Impact Statement
Governors will:
  • Understand their role in making pay decisions for teaching staff at all levels
  • Be confident to ask challenging questions regarding evidence provided
  • Be able to ensure pay decisions are managed fairly and in line with the expectations of the school’s Pay Policy and the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document
Audience

The course is for all governors who serve on the Pay or Pay Appeals Committee


Date
19th September 2019 (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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Complaints Training for School Governors

Description
The course will support governors to understand their role in managing complaints and concerns raised about their school. An effective complaints policy that is understood by the school community will help to ensure that any concerns or issues are dealt with effectively and a quick and positive outcome is secured.
Impact Statement
Governors who attend this course will:
  • have a good understanding of what a complaint is;
  • be confident if they are asked to investigate a complaint on behalf of the governing body;
  • be confident to serve on a complaints panel;
  • will have a whole school complaints policy which will ensure that all stakeholders are confident that their concerns or complaints will be dealt with sympathetically and fairly.
Audience

All Governors


Date
26th September 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)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
12th November 2019 (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 the School Improvement Service
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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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
30th October 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 School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
6th February 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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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
31st October 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
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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2016 RAISEonline training

Description
During this session delegates will have an opportunity to become familiar with the key changes to the 2016 RAISEonline summary report including:
  • Summary pages
  • Comparison groups
  • Scatterplots
  • Transition grids
  • Time will be given for delegates analyse their own schools RAISEonline and consider any implications for the school.
Delegates are asked to bring both a printed version of their schools RAISEonline summary report and the schools username and website for the RAISEonline website.

Impact Statement
Delegates will have greater confidence in analysising RAISEonline reports. They will be able to identify key areas to support self evaluation and school improvement planning.
Audience

Senior Leaders, Assessment leaders, Governors


Date
12th November 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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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
20th November 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 School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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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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2019 Analysing School Performance (ASP) and Inspection Dashboard Summary Report (IDSR) workshop

Description
During this session delegates will have an opportunity to analyse their school data contained within the 2019 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 their school
It is essential that all participants bring their DfE log in details for the Analyse School Performance portal.

We recommend that Governors attend with a Senior Leader from the school to ensure access to the schools data in ASP.
Impact Statement
Staff:
  • Will have greater confidence in interpreting data presented in the ASP and IDSR
  • Will be able to identify key areas to support self evaluation and school improvement planning
Audience

Senior Leaders, Assessment Leaders and Governors in Primary Schools


Date
29th November 2019 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
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
£60
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Date
5th December 2019 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
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
£60
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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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