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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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Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT (Governors) (Cancelled)

The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism' (Department of Education, 2015).

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty. (p. 96, Governance Handbook, Marc ...
Course Code: EDU 19/647

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Governing Board Succession Planning (Governors) (Cancelled)

This briefing is relevant to all governors of all school settings. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of succession planning strategies in relation to the organisation, improvement and the effectiveness of the Governing Board.

Boards should have succession plans in place which includes developing future leaders by identifying and nurturing talent and sharing responsibility across the schools' workforce.

The aim of the session is to embed the importance of succession planning across all members of a Board, encouraging the Board to take both individual and collective responsi ...
Course Code: EDU 19/492

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British Values & Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) Development – What Do Inspectors Look for on Inspection & Implications on Governance? (Governors) (Cancelled)

All schools “have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” (Guidance on promoting British values in schools, Nov 2014) This session can help schools to demonstrate how they are meeting the requirements of section 78 of the Education Act 2002, in their provision of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development.

It is clear that as school leaders and governors, we have a duty to promote British values and spiritual, moral, social and cu ...
Course Code: EDU 19/445

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Clerks Briefing (Governors) (Cancelled)

The clerk’s role is fundamental to the smooth running of the governing boards. The Department for Education recognises that professional-quality clerking is critical to the effectiveness of a governing board in fulfilling its core strategic functions.

To assist clerks in delivering the responsibilities of the role, Achieving for Children provide a termly clerks’ briefing meeting. This is aimed at current clerks serving Kingston and Richmond school governing bodies. The aim of the termly briefing is to support excellent governance in all schools across the two boroughs. It is an opportunity ...
Course Code: EDU 19/358

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Clerks Briefing (Governors) (Cancelled)

The clerk’s role is fundamental to the smooth running of the governing boards. The Department for Education recognises that professional-quality clerking is critical to the effectiveness of a governing board in fulfilling its core strategic functions.

To assist clerks in delivering the responsibilities of the role, Achieving for Children provide a termly clerks’ briefing meeting. This is aimed at current clerks serving Kingston and Richmond school governing bodies. The aim of the termly briefing is to support excellent governance in all schools across the two boroughs. It is an opportunity ...
Course Code: EDU 19/363

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Kingston and Richmond Joint Governors' Partnership Meeting (Governors) (Cancelled)

The termly Governors’ partnership meeting is aimed at current serving chairs and vice chairs from across both Kingston and Richmond boroughs. The objective of the meeting is to promote and support effective governance in all school settings.

The termly meetings are facilitated by the Director of Education Services and Governor Support Service. The agendas always cover topical updates of national and local importance to governance.

The meetings are a valuable opportunity for chairs and vice chairs to meet, network and share information and best practice.
Meetings take place on a terml ...
Course Code: EDU 19/495

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Leading in Partnership Governors/Trustees (Governors) (Cancelled)

The working relationship between the Head-teacher/Principal and the Chair of the board is crucial in ensuring school/academy effectiveness. “One of the key characteristics expected within the National standards of excellence for head-teachers, is that they should welcome strong governance and actively support their board to understand its role and deliver its core functions effectively. Executive leaders should welcome and enable appropriately robust challenge by providing any data the board requests and responding positively to searching questions.” Governance Handbook (March 2019)

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Course Code: EDU 19/650

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Disadvantaged Pupils: What Governors Need to Know (Governors) (Cancelled)

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 19/395

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Safeguarding The Governing Board's Role (Governors) (Cancelled)

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 19/499

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