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Code: OPL/19/173 Finance: School Budget Construction & Monitoring

How confident are you that school curriculum planning achieves the maximum benefit from funding for your pupils? How can your school be more efficient with its funding? Do you compare your school's budget with financial benchmarking? All governors are welcome to attend, but this course is particularly aimed at members of your Finance or Resources committee. The purpose of the session is to inform each governing board of its responsibilities for the management of its school’s budget. 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 11 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Aureus School Map
2 18 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Aureus School Map
Places remaining: 14

Code: OPL/19/166 Effective Use of Pupil Premium funding

This session will aim to raise governor understanding of the effective use of pupil premium for children eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children from service families. Supporting governors to develop strategies for gaining a full understanding of the impact of the funding in your school and of accountabilities in the inspection framework in addition to developing effective approaches to reporting impact. 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 25 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Caldecott Primary School Map
Places remaining: 10

Code: OPL/19/164 Using Internal School Performance Data

External school performance data provides a snapshot of certain pupils’ achievements and suggests areas for improvement but it is internal school performance data that allows governing boards to hold the school to account for all pupils’ achievements, throughout an academic year, in real time. While inspectors will not look at non statutory internal progress and attainment data they will consider the actions taken by the school in response to their internal data. his course builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding of Using External School Performance Data. This practical course, using either your own school’s information or information supplied, will develop confidence in identifying and planning for improvement, monitoring outcomes for all pupils and evaluating the effectiveness of the governing board’s plans. It will cover key terminology, essential questions and show how primary governors can use pupil data to support a dynamic system of school improvement. 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 26 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Venue TBC (North Area) Map
Places remaining: 15

Code: OPL/19/156 The Complaints Process- the governors’ role

All schools must have procedures for dealing with complaints and these should be published on the school’s website. Complaints can engender emotion and stress which may lead to confusion over roles, timings, stages and practicalities. As complaints must be handled in line with your procedures, it is essential that these are up to date, fit for purpose and understood by both governors and senior leaders. The Department for Education has recently produced new guidance and model policies around this important area and these are used to inform this training. By considering how complaints should be handled before you receive one, you will be better equipped to confirm your policy is fit for purpose; have confidence that you are using the correct policy at the correct stage; ensure you are best equipped to resolve complaints as quickly as possible and know that you are meeting your statutory responsibilities without distracting the school from its core work of improving outcomes for all pupils. This training is free to governors whose 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 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Venue TBC (North Area) Map
Places remaining: 14

Code: OPL/19/139 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 18 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Aureus School Map
Places remaining: 12

Code: OPL/19/146 Safeguarding of Pupils - The Duties of a Governor

The course aims to: Provide governors with an explanation of their safeguarding duties for children and young people of all ages, Enable Governors strengthen their leadership and governance arrangements, Summarise the latest statutory requirements related to safeguarding in schools in preparation for OFSTED Inspections, Enable all Governors to monitor safeguarding practice in their school and provide strategies to improve, including e-media, To increase governors awareness of children missing education. 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 18 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Aureus School Map
Places remaining: 9

Code: OPL/19/174 Finance: School Budget Construction & Monitoring

How confident are you that school curriculum planning achieves the maximum benefit from funding for your pupils? How can your school be more efficient with its funding? Do you compare your school's budget with financial benchmarking? All governors are welcome to attend, but this course is particularly aimed at members of your Finance or Resources committee. The purpose of the session is to inform each governing board of its responsibilities for the management of its school’s budget. 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 19 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Kirtlington Church of England School Map
2 26 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Kirtlington Church of England School Map
Places remaining: 10

Code: OPL/19/121 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 March 2020 09:00 - 15:45 Kirtlington Church of England School Map
Places remaining: 10

Code: OPL/19/178 Head Teacher Appraisal & Teacher Pay and Performance

Governors will consider the importance of the annual performance review process for teachers and headteachers, as a lever for improving the quality of teaching and pupil achievement in schools. 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 25 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 8

Code: OPL/20/009 Effective Minute Writing

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 26 March 2020 10:00 - 13:00 Venue TBC (Oxford Area) Map
Places remaining: 15