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Code: OPL/19/038 Clerks’ Briefings

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 January 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Caldecott Primary School Map
Places remaining: 9

Code: OPL/19/039 Clerks’ Briefings

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 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 1

Code: OPL/19/054 Effective use of additional funding for disadvantaged pupils

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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1 22 January 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 3

Code: OPL/19/040 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 24 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 St Leonard's Church of England Primary School Map
Places remaining: 12

Code: OPL/19/021 Ofsted: Governors Role in Inspection

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The course examines the main Ofsted judgement 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 body prepare in advance of the inspector’s call. The aim is to familiarise delegates with the implications of inspection for your school as a whole, and specifically for the governing body as part of the school leadership team. 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 25 January 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 12

Code: OPL/19/008 Induction Training - the essentials for all Governors

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The 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. This training is free to governors whose school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £550 per governor Delegates require no prior knowledge of governance, but our tutors modify their approach to suit participants needs The aim 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 head teacher

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1 26 January 2019 09:00 - 16:30 Aureus School Map
Places remaining: 2

Code: OPL/19/045 Effective Minute Taking

This course is for independent clerks (i.e. non Clerking Service clerks). It 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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1 05 February 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 12

Code: OPL/19/022 Ofsted: Governors Role in Inspection

The course examines the main Ofsted judgement 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 body prepare in advance of the inspector’s call. The aim is to familiarise delegates with the implications of inspection for your school as a whole, and specifically for the governing body as part of the school leadership team. 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 05 February 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 18

Code: OPL/19/025 Health & Safety: Policy and Practice

The purpose of this course is to provide practical guidance on what governors should know and do to ensure that the school is being run in a safe way and without risk to health. Run by a Local Authority subject expert, the course takes a pragmatic approach to embedding health and safety awareness into school life, without becoming a barrier to the day-to-day business of the school and governing body. Among other things, delegates will consider some of the common myths that exist around health and safety. 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 06 February 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Long Furlong Primary School Map
Places remaining: 8

Code: OPL/19/028 Finance: School Budget Construction & Monitoring

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 body 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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1 07 February 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
2 14 February 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 7