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Code: OPL/19/194 Follow up to the Clerks’ Induction (Cancelled)

This training will follow on from the Clerk’s Induction and Effective Minute Taking courses. We will consolidate the knowledge from Induction training and answer queries arising from the initial months of being in post. This course looks to help you contribute to the effectiveness of the Governance Board and to share good practice with other Clerks. 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 17 October 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 20

Code: OPL/19/177 Head Teacher Appraisal & Teacher Pay and Performance

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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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1 18 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Aureus School Map
Places remaining: 7

Code: OPL/19/141 Quality of Teaching - The strategic role in monitoring quality

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Ofsted now looks at the extent to which governing boards provide challenge and hold the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching. As governors are not inspectors, and it is not their role to assess the quality of teaching in their schools, how can governors find out about the quality of teaching and make plans to improve it further? 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 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 8

Code: OPL/19/168 Exclusions Training - Clerks & Governors

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This course guides governors through the whole exclusion process, explaining the part they play, including the administration surrounding it, reaching and recording decisions and understanding the regulation. 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 23 October 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Venue TBC (Oxford Area) Map
Places remaining: 17

Code: OPL/19/180 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 24 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Aureus School Map
Places remaining: 17

Code: OPL/19/171 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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1 29 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Mill Arts Centre Map
2 05 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Mill Arts Centre Map
Places remaining: 12

Code: OPL/19/160 Using External School Performance Data

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 04 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 The Mill Arts Centre Map
Places remaining: 13

Code: OPL/19/165 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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1 05 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 St Nicholas' Primary School Map
Places remaining: 14

Code: OPL/19/153 Taking the Chair (3 parts)

Are you a Chair of a governing board or a committee — or are you thinking about becoming one? This course explores how to ensure a shared strategic focus and good communication as you lead and manage the governing board team. This course is run by an experienced Chair of Governors who will discuss good practice and offer a practical approach to the role, and you will benefit from the opportunity to talk with other chairs. This training is free to governors who's school subscribe to Governor Training, otherwise the cost is £375 per governor

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
2 13 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
3 20 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Unipart Conference Centre Map
Places remaining: 8

Code: OPL/19/116 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 09 November 2019 09:00 - 15:45 The Mill Arts Centre Map
Places remaining: 9