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Code: OPL/19/161 Using External School Performance Data

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If governing boards are to hold their schools effectively to account for pupils’ achievement, they need to ask meaningful questions about pupil attainment and progress data. The aim of the session is to promote governors' understanding and practical use of external school data; however this is a course about school improvement, not statistics. The approach is a pragmatic look at the questions raised by our schools’ main external data sources, helping governors from primary schools to understand the terminology, identify the areas for improvement and relate data to real school performance. This training is free to governors who's school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor

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1 20 January 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 12

Code: OPL/19/187 Clerks’ Briefings

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These briefings, essential for all clerks, are run three times year, and designed to keep clerks up to date of any new or changing national governance legislation and relevant Oxfordshire County Council news, both for their own information but also to pass on to their governing bodies. In addition, they provide an opportunity for clerks to raise any questions or issues they may have, and to network with other clerks and share good practice. This training is free to LA clerks and clerks who's school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per clerk.

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1 22 January 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Abingdon and Witney College (Abingdon) Map
Places remaining: 14

Code: OPL/19/186 Clerks’ Briefings

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These briefings, essential for all clerks, are run three times year, and designed to keep clerks up to date of any new or changing national governance legislation and relevant Oxfordshire County Council news, both for their own information but also to pass on to their governing bodies. In addition, they provide an opportunity for clerks to raise any questions or issues they may have, and to network with other clerks and share good practice. This training is free to LA clerks and clerks who's school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per clerk.

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1 22 January 2020 09:30 - 11:30 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 7

Code: OPL/19/149 Safer Recruitment for Governors

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The Safer Recruitment course guides governors and members of the senior team through the whole recruitment process. Particular attention is paid to ensuring attendees are aware of their responsibilities when recruiting staff including developing person specifications, understanding candidate application forms, developing interview techniques and questions and creating effective induction processes. There are overlaps with the Safeguarding for Governors’ course and together they provide governors with a clear understanding of how putting the child at the centre of their role, will help protect them. This training is free to governors who's school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor

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1 22 January 2020 18:00 - 21:00 The Mill Arts Centre Map
Places remaining: 16

Code: OPL/19/188 Clerks’ Briefings

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These briefings, essential for all clerks, are run three times year, and designed to keep clerks up to date of any new or changing national governance legislation and relevant Oxfordshire County Council news, both for their own information but also to pass on to their governing bodies. In addition, they provide an opportunity for clerks to raise any questions or issues they may have, and to network with other clerks and share good practice. This training is free to LA clerks and clerks who's school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per clerk.

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1 23 January 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Bloxham Mill Business Centre Map
Places remaining: 9

Code: OPL/19/119 Governor Induction Training - the essentials for all Governors

This course is essential for all new governors and has been restructured to focus more strongly on School Improvement, reflecting recent changes in education. As a result, it is also a useful refresher for more experienced governors. The aim of the induction course is not only to inform delegates of the principles of governance, but also to give practical guidance on how all governors can take part in leading their school, in partnership with their headteacher. Delegates require no prior knowledge of governance, but our course tutors modify their approach to suit participants’ needs. This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £550 per governor.

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1 25 January 2020 09:00 - 15:45 The Mill Arts Centre Map
Places remaining: 1

Code: OPL/19/127 Clerks’ Induction (Cancelled)

This session provides a comprehensive induction on the statutory role, duties and responsibilities of the clerk. Essential for all new clerks to attend, but more experienced clerks welcome for a refresher. This training is free to LA clerks and clerks who's school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £350 per clerk.

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1 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Venue TBC (South Area) Map
Places remaining: 20

Code: OPL/19/232 Effective Minute Writing (Cancelled)

This course explains how to write high quality minutes which are clear, concise and reflect the three key roles of governors, keeping the strategic view, holding the Headteacher to account and ensuring financial probity. This training is free to clerks who's school subscribe to Clerks Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per clerk.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 February 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Oxfordshire County Council Map
Places remaining: 20

Code: OPL/19/138 Preparing for an Ofsted Inspection

This course provides an overview of the latest Ofsted education inspection framework (EIF), which had been reformed for September 2019 (last updated July 2018). The session is suitable for all governors and staff including those at Academies. The aim is to familiarise delegates with the implications of inspection for your school as a whole, and specifically for the governing board as part of the school leadership team. The course examines the main Ofsted Judgment headings and grades, and considers how effective school self-evaluation (supported by robust evidence) is essential. The tutor will outline the inspection process, explore the kind of questions asked by inspectors, discuss useful sources of evidence, and share a range of practical suggestions to help your governing board prepare in advance of the inspector’s call. This training is free to governors who's school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 1

Code: OPL/19/158 The Role of the SEN Governor

This course is for governors who have taken on the role of lead governor for Special Educational needs. Every governing board must hold its school to account for how well it provides for pupils who have Special Educational Needs (SEN). The SEN Governor is responsible for ensuring that the governing board has appropriate policies and practice in place. This training is free to governors who's school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Venue TBC (North Area) Map
Places remaining: 17