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Safeguarding The Governing Board's Role (Governors)

The statutory guidance ‘Safeguarding children - Keeping children safe in education’ (September 2020), 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 20/658

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Focus on new government PPG provision and your monitoring role (Governors)

Due to COVID-19, there is now serious concern that the persistent progress and attainment gap experienced by many disadvantaged pupils in schools in England will be widening, exacerbating the damaging effect of poverty on their life chances (EEF 2020, Sutton Trust 2020, Andrews, Robinson & Hutchinson, 2017).

This course provides an update for governors on current national and local approaches to supporting disadvantaged pupils as they return to learning at school. It provides governors with key pointers to help them support their schools to ensure that these pupils catch up and do well at ...
Course Code: EDU 20/687
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Session 1Tuesday 29 September 202019:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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New Chairs’ Induction Briefing (Governors)

The chair, with support from the vice chair, is responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the board and has a vital role in setting the highest of expectations for professional standards of governance. It is the chair’s role to give the board clear leadership and direction, keeping it focused on its core functions. ( Governance handbook 2019, DfE)

This virtual briefing is aimed at all newly appointed chairs/or co-chairs of the governing board.

The key purpose of the session is for the AfC Governor Support team to introduce themselves and provide you with an overview of your ...
Course Code: EDU 20/727
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Session 1Thursday 1 October 202019:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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School Complaints Procedures (Governors)

This briefing is relevant to all governors, associate members and clerks. 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 protocol and principles are applicable to all school settings.

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 a ...
Course Code: EDU 20/669
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Session 1Wednesday 7 October 202019:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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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 tr ...
Course Code: EDU 20/684
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Session 1Thursday 8 October 202018:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Thursday 15 October 202018:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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EIF Briefing: Introduction for Governors (Governors)

This briefing is relevant to all governors and associate members. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework came 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 ear ...
Course Code: EDU 20/837
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Session 1Tuesday 13 October 202015:30 - 17:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Health & Safety for Governors (Governors)

Effective Health & Safety (H&S) management starts with commitment and understanding from the senior leadership team of a school. The Headteacher and Governor commitment to H&S will be reflected in good practice throughout the school.

Numerous high profile health and safety cases, which relate to educational activities, stress the need to have improved information and training for those with responsibilities for safety in schools. This course provides an overview of the main school health and safety issues and responsibilities. The course has been designed to let headteachers and governor ...
Course Code: EDU 20/690
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Session 1Thursday 22 October 202018:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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School Financial Management (Governors) (EVENT FULL)

“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 20/628

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Session 1Thursday 22 October 202019:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Wednesday 4 November 202019:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Equality Matters. Are we compliant? (Governors)

Recent events both in this country and elsewhere have highlighted the need to review policy and practice in our schools. The 2010 Equality Act has rightly become much higher profile. It places on schools both a General duty and Specific duties.

The current Ofsted Inspection Framework (DfE, Sep 2019) includes Personal Development as one of its key judgement areas, which brings new emphasis to learners’:

• Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development;
• Fundamental British values;
• Citizenship;
• Equality and diversity

The session is targeted at governors from all school setti ...
Course Code: EDU 20/543
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Session 1Tuesday 3 November 202019:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Chairs’ Network (Governors)

The Chairs’ Network is a new initiative aimed at current serving chairs/co-chairs of the board from across both Kingston and Richmond boroughs.

Governor Support have acted on your feedback and hope this new networking opportunity will provide you with an additional platform, to that of the Termly Director’s Briefing, for Chairs to discuss current issues, guidance or legislation directly impacting governance, share experiences and best practice to ultimately promote and support effective governance across all school settings.

The termly network meetings will be facilitated by AfC Governo ...
Course Code: EDU 20/695
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Session 1Thursday 5 November 202019:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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