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How to be an Effective Governor

Outline

This course is designed to give all governors, especially new governors, the essential information they need to be effective in helping their school to provide the best possible education for its pupils. The course is based on the National Training Programme For School Governors developed by the DfE, and is built around the three key roles that governors must fulfil: setting the strategic direction, holding the headteacher to account and ensuring value for money. Whilst an essential course for new governors, it is also extremely useful for more experienced governors who wish to refresh their knowledge and understanding of governance in an ever changing educational landscape.

Description

The training includes a combination of information (including hand-outs), group and individual activities and plenty of
time for questions! The information is constantly reviewed to take into account current legislation and initiatives.

Programme

Day 1: 30/04/2019 | 18:00 - 20:00

Title: Module 1 of 3
Venue: Ashby Link, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY
Trainer: Pam Hodge, Lead Officer - Governors Services

Day 2: 07/05/2019 | 18:00 - 20:00

Title: Module 2 of 3
Venue: Ashby Link, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY
Trainer: Pam Hodge, Lead Officer - Governors Services

Day 3: 21/05/2019 | 18:00 - 20:00

Title: Module 3 of 3
Venue: Ashby Link, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY
Trainer: Pam Hodge, Lead Officer - Governors Services

Outcomes

Topics covered include:

  • Categories of schools and governors

  • Effective governing bodies and meetings

  • Vision and aims, including statutory and recommended policies

  • Powers and duties of governing bodies

  • The roles of the governing body, the head teacher and senior leaders

  • The key roles and responsibilities of governors

  • School development plan

  • Working with the school community

  • Getting to grips with education jargon

  • Conduct at meetings and confidentiality

  • Committee structures and terms of reference

  • How to prepare for a visit to school linked to the school development plan

  • Monitoring, including a basic introduction to using school performance data

  • The head teacher’s report

  • Accountability to stakeholders – prospectus, school council, newsletters, complaints policy

  • Ofsted framework and the expectation of the role of the governing body

Audience

new governors and more experienced governors who wish to refresh their knowledge and understanding of governance in an ever changing ladscape

30 Apr 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Closing date: 30/04/2019
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Governor Development Service
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Day 1: 30 Apr 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Module 1 of 3
Ashby Link, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY
Trainer: Pam Hodge
Day 2: 07 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Module 2 of 3
Ashby Link, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY
Trainer: Pam Hodge
Day 3: 21 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Module 3 of 3
Ashby Link, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY
Trainer: Pam Hodge