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Education Welfare - Linking Attendance to Attainment (Governors) (Cancelled)

DfE guidance clearly states that central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.

All Boards must reassure themselves that the school keeps admission and attendance registers in accordance with The Education (Pupil Registration)(England) Regulation ...
Course Code: EDU 19/977

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Online Safeguarding for School Governors (Governors)

Keeping children safe online is one of the priority areas for Achieving for Children. This workshop will introduce Governors to their roles and responsibilities with regards to online safety.

Under the current inspection framework, “inspectors will make a judgement on the personal development, behaviour and
welfare of children and learners by evaluating the extent to which the provision is successfully promoting and supporting children’s and other learners understanding of how to keep themselves safe from relevant risks such as abuse, sexual exploitation and extremism, including when usin ...
Course Code: EDU 19/412

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The New Ofsted Framework - Implications for Governing Boards - Intensive (Governors)

Nationally the education sector and specifically governance has seen unprecedented levels of change in recent years. In our rapidly developing education system the range of organisations being governed is more diverse than ever – ranging from single small primary schools to large Multi Academy Trusts governing numerous schools. Regardless of the scale or nature of the organisation being governed, the features of what makes for effective governance remain the same.

Effective governance is based on six key features:

• Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy. ...
Course Code: EDU 19/393

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An Overview of the Core Curriculum and Statutory Assessment for Primary Governors (Governors)

This course is aimed at all primary governors, particularly thosewith responsibility for curriculum, achievement and target setting. National statutory assessments change over time and governors need to understand how these changes will impact schools.

“While boards are not directly involved in these processes, they should be familiar with statutory assessment system as well as how the school’s own system of non-statutory assessment captures the achievements and progress of all pupils.” (p73. Governance Handbook, March 2019).

This briefing will focus on understanding the range of primary ...
Course Code: EDU 19/555
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Session 1Monday 3 February 202019:00 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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School Complaints Procedures (Governors)

This briefing is relevant to all governors from all school settings. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the schools complaints procedure and the statutory duties placed on Governing Boards of Local Authority (LA) maintained schools; however the principles are applicable to all schools.

The purpose is to ensure all governors are aware and confident in the knowledge of national and local best practice advice and guidance on school complaints procedures.

The objective of the session will be to embed the duties placed on governors through discussion and information sharing. T ...
Course Code: EDU 19/388
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Session 1Tuesday 4 February 202018:30 - 20:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Asking challenging and constructive questions based on the key Ofsted judgements (Governors) (EVENT FULL)

The role of the school governor has changed, and continues to change. Aside from juggling work and family commitments, governors must know their schools well and meet the expectations set by the Department for Education and Ofsted.
Knowing your school well and asking challenging questions are two of the eight elements of effective governance.

The role of the school’s Governing Board is to challenge the status quo and to ask, “so what is the impact of that?” With education changing apace, it is vital that “impact?” becomes the mantra adopted by all governors to ensure the progress of pupil ...
Course Code: EDU 19/442

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Session 1Thursday 6 February 202018:15 - 20:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Effective School Visits - Setting the context for Governors (Governors)

The Governance Handbook states that Governors need to know their school, if accountability is going to be robust and their vision for the school is to be achieved (March 2019).

Governors need to know their school if accountability is to be robust and their vision for the school to be achieved. Through pre-arranged visits which have a clear focus, the board can see for themselves how policies and improvement plans are working in practice. Visits also provide an opportunity to talk with pupils, staff and parents, to build relationships and to demonstrate commitment. Visiting and taking part ...
Course Code: EDU 19/415
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Session 1Wednesday 12 February 202019:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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The Role of School Governors in Championing the Needs of Children Looked After (Governors)

Nationally, educational outcomes of Children Looked After (CLA) continue to be lower than those of non-looked after children. It is a duty of the governing boards for maintained schools to delegate the responsibility of monitoring and challenging the support around CLA to a named governor. This duty is to ensure the school is supporting and promoting the educational achievement for this vulnerable group of learners. This session will provide governors with an overview of the remit placed on the Local Authority’s Virtual School and include how it can support the school and it’s CLA. Relevant in ...
Course Code: EDU 19/390
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Session 1Wednesday 12 February 202019:00 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Online Safeguarding for School Governors (Governors)

Keeping children safe online is one of the priority areas for Achieving for Children. This workshop will introduce Governors to their roles and responsibilities with regards to online safety.

Under the current inspection framework, “inspectors will make a judgement on the personal development, behaviour and
welfare of children and learners by evaluating the extent to which the provision is successfully promoting and supporting children’s and other learners understanding of how to keep themselves safe from relevant risks such as abuse, sexual exploitation and extremism, including when usin ...
Course Code: EDU 19/413
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Session 1Thursday 13 February 202019:00 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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How to handle difficult situations and conversations (Governors)

Any person, including members of the general public, may make a complaint about any provision of facilities or services that a school provides. Furthermore, complaints are on the increase generally. Whatever policy you have in place, whether staff grievances or parental complaint, you can be sure of one thing - they cost time, money and cause huge anxiety to all parties involved.

This briefing is relevant to all governors and headteachers from all school settings. The aim is to examine the theory of good effective communication skills and to put into practice strategies that will help defus ...
Course Code: EDU 19/513
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Session 1Thursday 27 February 202018:30 - 20:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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