E-Learning

Understanding the Governors role in Headteacher Performance Management and The Pay Committee
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 priorities, outcomes for students  and mental health and well being
  • Information on actions following Headteacher Performance Management reviews and the role of the Pay Committee in this process

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 committees.

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
  • 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.

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
  • Understand their statutory role in making pay decisions for all teaching staff 
  • 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

All Governors

E-Learning - Autism Awareness
Description

This course will give learners an introduction and awareness of autism.  

Some of the topics covered in the modules are:

  • What is autism?
  • How common is autism?
  • What is Asperger syndrome?
  • What causes autism?
  • So how much do you know about autism?
  • The Autism Spectrum
  • The main challenges
  • Social communication
  • Body language, facial expressions and tone of voice
  • Sayings and phrases
  • Social interaction
  • Making friends
  • Social imagination
  • Mind blindness
  • Sensory issues
  • What does autism feel like?
  • Coping methods
  • Typical characteristics
  • Diagnosis of women
  • The strengths of autism

Practitioners will learn:

  • What autism is
  • What causes autism
  • About the autistic spectrum
  • What the three main challenges people with autism face
  • About the typical characteristics of individuals with autism
  • About the importance diagnosing autism
  • About the strengths and positives of having autism

Suitable for all those requiring an understanding of autism.

E-Learning - Bullying and Cyberbullying
Description

Bullying is a universal issue that can affect anyone, from families, to schools and communities. Cyberbullying in particular is on the rise, and it's impact can be severely damaging and far-reaching.

This course explores the negative effects of bullying in any form, and teaches positive strategies and solutions for those working with young people who experience bullying.

Some of the topics covered in this course are:

  • The extent of the problem
  • Definition of bullying 
  • Types of bullying 
  • Motivations 
  • Who is bullied 
  • Why young people think they are bullied 
  • Who becomes a bully 
  • Where does bullying happen 
  • Signs of bullying 
  • What to do if a child is being bullied 
  • What to say 
  • Child’s Response 
  • Signs a child is bullying others 
  • Bullying Roles 
  • What can be done? 
  • Local Authority responsibility
  • The effects of cyberbullying 
  • Prevalence 
  • Definition of cyberbullying 
  • What constitutes cyberbullying 
  • Cyberbullying as a method 
  • Who becomes a cyberbully 
  • Cyberbullying and the law 
  • Bystanders
  • The role of social media 
  • Impact and reasons for impact 
  • How to respond to a disclosure: advice, report 
  • The role of schools and the police 
  • Anti-cyberbullying code - Stop, speak, Support

Practitioners will learn:

• The definition of bullying and cyberbullying
• The different types of bullying
• How to recognise the signs a person is being bullied, or bullying
• The technology and methods used by cyberbullies
• What to do if you suspect a child is being bullied or cyberbullied

All practitioners who work with children, young people and their families.

This course can form part of an induction programme for new starters and also for practitioners wishing to improve their knowledge and continue their professional development.

E-Learning - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Description

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations is a UK statutory instrument that requires employers, by law, to protect their employees from exposure to dangerous substances.

This succinct and memorable course is split into four bite-sized modules. These cover the Regulations, what substances hazardous to health are, the responsibilities of the employee and the employer, and what good practice means in the workplace. After completing this course you will feel confident in knowing what is required of you regarding COSHH in your workplace.

In this course you will learn:

  • What the COSHH Regulations are
  • Why COSHH law is needed
  • How it is implemented
  • About risk assessments
  • What happens when COSHH isn’t adhered to
  • What a substance hazardous to health is
  • What the routes of entry are
  • The consequences of exposure
  • The COSHH symbols
  • How to identify risks in the workplace
  • How to gather and relay information
  • How to develop and implement control measures
  • How to maintain, monitor, and review exposure
  • The eight principles of COSHH
  • About being responsible for yourself
  • How to plan for emergencies
  • Who to go to with questions

Practitioners will learn:

  • What the COSHH Regulations are and why COSHH law is needed
  • How it is implemented, and the importance of risk assessments
  • What a substance hazardous to health is and some consequences of exposure
  • The COSHH symbols
  • How to identify risks in the workplace, and gather and relay information
  • How to develop and implement control measures
  • How to maintain, monitor, and review exposure
  • What emergency plans should entail, and
  • Who to go to with questions

Employees in the UK, in industries or workplaces that work with or create substances hazardous to health.

Employers in the UK, in industries or workplaces that work with or create substances hazardous to health.

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