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Governing Board Succession Planning (Governors)

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 responsibi ...
Course Code: EDU 18/578
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Session 1Wednesday 20 March 201919:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Leading in Partnership Chairs/Heads (Governors)

The working relationship between the Headteacher/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 headteachers, 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 (January 2017)

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Course Code: EDU 18/498
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Session 1Friday 22 March 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Clerks’ Briefing (Governors)

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 18/328
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Session 1Thursday 28 March 201910:00 - 12:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Clerks’ Briefing (Governors)

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 18/329
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Session 1Thursday 28 March 201918:00 - 20:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Safer Recruitment in Education (Governors)

Research, experience and learning from serious case reviews all illustrate the importance of strong and effective recruitment and selection procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

Organisations that provide services to children must incorporate these measures into their processes to remain safe, making safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children an integral part of human resources (HR) management in organisations that work with children is an essential part of creating safe environments. The n ...
Course Code: EDU 18/427
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Session 1Saturday 30 March 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Kingston and Richmond Joint Governors' Partnership Meeting (Governors)

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 18/508
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Session 1Tuesday 2 April 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 18/323
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Session 1Tuesday 30 April 201918:30 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Safer Recruitment in Education (Governors)

Research, experience and learning from serious case reviews all illustrate the importance of strong and effective recruitment and selection procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

Organisations that provide services to children must incorporate these measures into their processes to remain safe, making safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children an integral part of human resources (HR) management in organisations that work with children is an essential part of creating safe environments. The n ...
Course Code: EDU 18/426
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Session 1Tuesday 30 April 201909:00 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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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 pupil ...
Course Code: EDU 18/551
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Session 1Thursday 2 May 201919:00 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Leading in Governance (Governors)

Chairs and vice chairs of governing boards and committees have a key role to play in maximising the contribution governors make to school/academy improvement. This one day workshop is an interactive, practical and problem-solving course designed to enhance the skills and confidence required to lead and manage the work of a governing board and/or committees.

The course is relevant for new, experienced and prospective chairs and vice-chairs of governing boards and committees who wish to review their effectiveness for the role and develop their skills. By involving vice chairs and aspiring c ...
Course Code: EDU 18/504
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Session 1Tuesday 7 May 201909:00 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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