Whole School

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

Restorative Approaches Level 5 Programme: Module 1
Description

Restorative practices are increasingly being recognised as effective tools for repairing relationships that have been damaged through conflict and harm. Effective training in restorative facilitation is crucial to ensuring restorative processes delivered in any setting are safe, positive experiences for all involved. The Royal Borough of Greenwich have developed a unique RA Level 5 training programme - credit rated by the University of Greenwich, which combines the three crucial elements of - theory, practice and implementation- to ensure the development of effective RA facilitators. Module 1 is focused on Theory and Implementation and will support practitioners to:

  • Develop a sound theoretical knowledge and understanding of restorative approaches
  • Consider successful strategies for implementing and sustaining restorative practice in their work settings/roles.

Practitioners:

  • Will develop their skills and knowledge in restorative practice and work towards a Level 5 University qualification

Settings:

  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting

This Module 1 course is designed for participants who have previously undertaken the RBG Restorative Facilitator course and wish to gain a Level 5 Certificate.

ASD Awareness Training for all School Staff
Description
This session provides an introduction to the thinking and learning styles of pupils with an ASD. Additionally it will provide all staff with an overview of practical strategies to support pupils with an ASD.
Pupils will:
  • be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners will:
  • have an understanding of autism and how it affects pupils and their families
  • be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with autism in mainstream primary schools
Settings will:
  • be able to set up ASD friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with autism, as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Whole school teams
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.

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