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Code: OPL/18/028 Clerks' Induction

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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 £150 per clerk.

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1 21 February 2018 09:30 - 16:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 16

Code: OPL/18/002 Quality of Teaching – Governors’ Role

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Ofsted now looks at the extent to which governing bodies provide challenge and hold the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching. This course will look at the governors’ strategic role in monitoring the quality of teaching and will look practically at how governors can hold the school to account and lead school improvement in this vital area. 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 21 February 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Valley Road School Map
Places remaining: 3

Code: OPL/17/085 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 26 February 2018 19:00 - 21:00 The Grange Community Primary School Map
Places remaining: 2

Code: OPL/18/008 Working with your Clerk to run effective meetings (Cancelled)

How effectively do you use the time at a meeting? Are your agendas focused on school improvement? Do you comply with meeting procedures and regulations? Are your minutes clear and suitable for perusal by your stake-holders? This course is designed for both chairs and clerks and provides an opportunity to work together to assess their effectiveness. This training is free to governors who's school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £150 per governor/clerk

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1 28 February 2018 18:30 - 20:30 Venue TBC (Oxford Area) Map
Places remaining: 16

Code: OPL/17/067 Induction Training - the essentials for all Governors

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 who's 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 03 March 2018 09:00 - 16:30 Aureus School Map
Places remaining: 7

Code: OPL/17/103 Effective Minute-taking, reflecting governors’ three key roles

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 07 March 2018 10:00 - 13:00 Oxfordshire County Council Map
Places remaining: 17

Code: OPL/18/013 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 March 2018 19:00 - 21:00 King Alfred's (Centre Site) Map
2 14 March 2018 19:00 - 21:00 King Alfred's (Centre Site) Map
Places remaining: 15

Code: OPL/18/005 Head Teacher Appraisal & Teacher Pay and Performance

This is essential for all governors who are members of their school’s head teacherappraisal panel. The Ofsted inspection framework highlights the importance of the annual performance review process for teachers and head teachers, 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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1 13 March 2018 19:00 - 21:00 King Alfred’s Academy (West Site) Map
Places remaining: 12

Code: OPL/17/079 Safeguarding of Pupils

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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1 14 March 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 11

Code: OPL/18/029 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 body 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 body 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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1 14 March 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 16