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

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework comes into effect in September 2019. The aim of the new framework is to refocus inspections of schools to make sure that learners receive a high-quality education, through the school’s rich curriculum offer.

HMCI Amanda Spielman, said, ‘The new framework puts the real substance of education at the heart of inspection and supports leaders and teachers who act with integrity. We hope early years, schools and college leaders will no longer feel the need to generate and analyse masses of internal data for inspection. Instead, we want them to spend th ...
Course Code: EDU 19/490
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Session 1Thursday 12 September 201918:30 - 20:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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The Performance Management of the Headteacher (Governors)

It is a core function of the governing board to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff. This statutory duty applies to all maintained school governing boards. Academies are free to determine their own appraisal process and may adopt the requirements for maintained schools if they wish.

It is recommended that at least 3 governors on every governing board are trained to carry out the performance management of the headteacher. This session will aim to provide governors with the skills and knowledge ...
Course Code: EDU 19/386
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Session 1Tuesday 24 September 201919:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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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 19/391
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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201909:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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SEND for Governors (Governors)

Governors and Senior leaders in all schools and academies will be aware that the areas of special educational needs and disability (SEND) are areas where legislation is particularly complex and demanding. There should be a member of the governing body or a sub-committee with specific oversight of the school’s arrangements for SEN and disability.
The Department for Education (DfE) clearly state that ‘all children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) should be able to reach their full potential in school. They should also be supported to make a successful tran ...
Course Code: EDU 19/511
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Session 1Thursday 10 October 201919:00 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 2Thursday 17 October 201919:00 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Disadvantaged Pupils: What Governors Need to Know (Governors)

In April 2011, the Government announced the launch of ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG).

“PPG provides funding for two policies:
• raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
• supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces".
(Pupil premium: allocations and conditions of grant 2018 to 2019)

It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for students registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11. This entitlement has now been extended to the “Ever6”. This is where a pu ...
Course Code: EDU 19/394
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Session 1Wednesday 16 October 201919:00 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Information Governance and GDPR (Governors)

In the eighteen months since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the key areas for development of information governance in schools have become clearer. They include handling breaches, encryption of personally-identifiable information and training.

This session aims to cover those areas in sufficient detail to enable your governing board to:
(a) identify such areas for development in your own establishments and
(b) develop strategies and choose resources to support changes in practice and implementation.

Please note this course is fully funded for those ...
Course Code: EDU 19/645
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Session 1Tuesday 22 October 201919:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Safeguarding The Governing Board's Role (Governors)

The statutory guidance ‘Safeguarding children - Keeping children safe in education’ (September 2018), places statutory requirements on all governing boards. Governing boards must make sure that their school has relevant policies and procedures in place, taking into account any statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State, any local authority guidance and locally agreed inter-agency procedures.

There have been a significant number of changes to relevant legislation over the past 20 years. Many of these changes have been in response to tragic child deaths, which gave rise to concerns a ...
Course Code: EDU 19/497
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Session 1Tuesday 22 October 201918:30 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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School Financial Management - Part 1 (Governors)

“The board’s third core function is to oversee financial performance and make sure public money is well spent. It should do this by ensuring it has at least one individual with specific, relevant skills and experience of financial matters. This individual should also build a relationship with the school business professional acting as the link between the SBP and the governing board. However, everyone on the board should have a basic understanding of the financial cycle and the legal requirements of the school on accountability and spend.”
(Governance Handbook, March 2019, DfE)

This worksh ...
Course Code: EDU 19/501
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Session 1Wednesday 23 October 201919:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Getting to Grips with Governance - Intensive (Governors)

The Department for Education and Ofsted have high expectations of boards of governors/trustees. They are the strategic leaders of our schools/academies and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. In all school settings, boards should have a strong focus on the three core functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding the head-teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the scho ...
Course Code: EDU 19/335
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Session 1Thursday 24 October 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Asking challenging and constructive questions based on the key Ofsted judgements (Governors)

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 19/441
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Session 1Wednesday 6 November 201918:30 - 20:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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