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Code: OPL/20/117 Preparing for Ofsted

This course provides an overview of the latest Ofsted Education Inspection Framework. It aims to familiarise governors with the implications of inspection for the school as a whole, and specifically for the board as part of the school’s leadership and management. This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor.

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1 19 January 2021 19:00 - 20:00 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 91

Code: OPL/20/118 Governor Monitoring

Monitoring is an important aspect of the board’s work and this course will consider: • The purpose of monitoring in the work of the board • The range and usefulness of monitoring evidence available to boards • The need for a planned, strategic approach to governor monitoring This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor.

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1 25 January 2021 19:00 - 20:00 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 88

Code: OPL/20/132 Induction for Clerks (2-part course)

This 2-part course provides a comprehensive induction on the statutory role, duties and responsibilities of the clerk. It is essential for all new clerks and is also a useful refresher for those involved in clerking for longer. There will be a series of short pre-recorded modules for clerks to listen to in between attending the 2 Microsoft Teams sessions. This training is free to LA clerks and clerks whose school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £350 per clerk.

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1 26 January 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Remote Learning Map
2 02 February 2021 10:00 - 11:00 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 117

Code: OPL/20/119 Safeguarding Children

This course, delivered by the Education Safeguarding Advisory Team, provides governors with an explanation of their safeguarding duties, summarises the latest statutory requirements and supports the promotion and monitoring of safeguarding in schools. Please note: this training does not satisfy the best practice safeguarding training for governors. This training is delivered by OSCB and can be booked here: https://training.oscb.org.uk/ - Generalist Level Training (Level 2).This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor.

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1 27 January 2021 19:00 - 20:30 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 112

Code: OPL/20/137 Chairs of Governors’ Virtual Briefing – COVID-19

Oxfordshire County Council invites Chairs of Governors and Chairs of Trustees from maintained and academy schools in Oxfordshire to join a virtual session with the Head of Public Health Programmes. As schools deal with the ongoing challenges and impact of the pandemic, the need to ensure wellbeing and safety in schools remains paramount. This briefing aims to provide clarity on the situation in Oxfordshire so that Chairs are informed and better able to support their headteachers and schools. The chat function will be available for questions. This session is aimed at Chairs of Governors but one governor from each board would ideally attend. This training is free of charge.

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1 28 January 2021 18:00 - 19:00 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 94

Code: OPL/20/125 Safer Recruitment

This course provides training for governors if they wish to be involved in school recruitment or want to know more about recruiting in terms of the safeguarding of children. It covers all aspects of the recruitment process and is run by the Education Safeguarding Advisory Team. Due to the nature of this course, it contains upsetting information and firmly places safer recruitment in the context of the safeguarding of children. The training is valid for five years from completion and attendees must join the training promptly to receive the certificate. This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor.

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1 03 February 2021 18:00 - 20:30 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 105

Code: OPL/20/121 The Complaints Process

Having governors on a board with an awareness of the complaints policy can ensure the process is as compliant and straight forward as possible. This course looks at the statutory responsibilities and best practice around complaints, aiming to improve governor confidence when dealing with complaints in school. This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor.

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1 04 February 2021 19:00 - 20:00 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 106

Code: OPL/20/133 An introduction to GovernorHub

This course introduces clerks to the basics of using GovernorHub. This training is free to LA clerks and clerks whose school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per clerk.

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1 09 February 2021 10:00 - 11:30 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 116

Code: OPL/20/135 Effective Minute Writing

This course explains how to write high quality minutes which are clear and concise, and reflect the three core functions of the governing board. A pre-recorded module will be available to clerks after the session. This training is free to LA clerks and clerks whose school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per clerk.

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1 10 February 2021 10:00 - 11:30 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 118

Code: OPL/20/122 Finance: school budget construction and monitoring

This course will provide you with a sound introduction to school finances and budgeting, including information about: • Funding streams • Essential considerations when planning the budget • Benchmarking sources • Monitoring • The evaluation of spending to ensure pupil impact and value for money. This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor.

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1 10 February 2021 19:00 - 20:00 Remote Learning Map
Places remaining: 97