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Professional Clerking (Induction) (Governors)

The professional role of the clerk in promoting school improvement has been highlighted in a number of DfE publications in recent years, supported by the Clerking Competency Framework (April 2017).

This one day programme (formerly titled Clerking Matters) provides opportunities to share best practice and practical tools and information to help to maximise the effectiveness, confidence and impact of clerks. The programme is updated regularly to reflect current regulations and guidance.

Although originally designed as an induction session for new clerks, it is also a great refresher for ex ...
Course Code: EDU 20/686

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New Governors - Understanding your Role (Governors) (EVENT FULL)

This programme is delivered across two evening sessions and is an alternative option to the intensive one day version that Achieving for Children also delivers. The programme is aimed at all new governors, associate members and clerks. Ideally, participants will have attended at least one meeting of their board before attending the course but all governors should aim to attend this induction programme within the first three months of their appointment/or election.

The programme is also suitable for governors who wish to refresh their understanding of governance, whether at a school or an a ...
Course Code: EDU 20/671

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Session 1Wednesday 10 March 202118:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Wednesday 17 March 202118:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Schools Revenue Funding Workshop (Governors)

The workshop is both a precursor to the “Financial Management for School Governors” workshop and those stakeholders seeking to refresh their understanding of current schools revenue funding. It will cover both a National and Local level overview of revenue funding and appropriate funding streams including the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), any current central government grant, such as the Teachers Pay Grant and any local funding allocations outside the School Budget Share allocation such as the Targeted High Needs grant.

The workshop will include the last upd ...
Course Code: EDU 20/626
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Session 1Monday 15 March 202110:00 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Schools Revenue Funding Workshop (Governors)

The workshop is both a precursor to the “Financial Management for School Governors” workshop and those stakeholders seeking to refresh their understanding of current schools revenue funding. It will cover both a National and Local level overview of revenue funding and appropriate funding streams including the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), any current central government grant, such as the Teachers Pay Grant and any local funding allocations outside the School Budget Share allocation such as the Targeted High Needs grant.

The workshop will include the last upd ...
Course Code: EDU 20/627
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Session 1Monday 15 March 202118:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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The Role of Governors in the Exclusion Process (Governor)

Good discipline in schools is essential to ensure that all pupils can benefit from the opportunities provided by education. The Government supports headteachers in using exclusion as a sanction where it is warranted. However, permanent exclusion should only be used as a last resort, in response to a serious breach or persistent breaches, of the school's behaviour policy; and where allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.

Governors have a statutory duty to review certain pupil exclusions and consider parents' ...
Course Code: EDU 20/518
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Session 1Tuesday 16 March 202118:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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The Role of School Governors in Championing the Needs of Children Looked After (Windsor and Maidenhead)

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 21/285
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Session 1Tuesday 16 March 202119:00 - 21:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Clerks’ Termly 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. This is aimed at current clerks serving Kingston and Richmond school governing boards. The aim of the termly briefing is to support excellent governance in all schools across the two boroughs. It is an opportunity for cler ...
Course Code: EDU 20/661
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Session 1Tuesday 23 March 202110:00 - 11:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Clerks’ Termly 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. This is aimed at current clerks serving Kingston and Richmond school governing boards. The aim of the termly briefing is to support excellent governance in all schools across the two boroughs. It is an opportunity for cler ...
Course Code: EDU 20/662
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Session 1Tuesday 23 March 202118:30 - 20:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Director’s Termly Briefing for Chairs and Vice Chairs (Governors)

The Director’s Termly Briefing for Chairs and Vice Chairs (formerly titled Kingston and Richmond Joint 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 briefings are facilitated by the Director for Education Services and Governor Support. The agendas cover topical updates of national and local importance to governance.

The briefings are a valuable opportunity for chairs and vice chairs to meet, ne ...
Course Code: EDU 20/700
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Session 1Thursday 25 March 202119:00 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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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 20/702
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Session 1Monday 29 March 202119:00 - 21:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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