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Annual Governors Conference

 

One day conference

The conference will take place on a Saturday - Date to be confirmed

VenueThe Tomlinson Centre

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for Chairs of Governors, Chair of Committees and those interested in taking on the role of chair.

Conference overview

The theme of this conference will continue the focus on Tackling Inequalities, particulary in light of the impact of Covid19. Further details will be shared in coming months.

Invitations to attend the conference will be open to all schools. The allocation per school will be limited due to restricted space and attendees from organisations that do not subscribe to the training package will be charged.

Cost£95 per delegate or 1 free as part of the Governor Training Package

 

Facilitator: Maggie Kalnins

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Governance

£36.00

(incl. VAT)

How do Governing Boards observe Key Stage 2 test (SATS) administration to assure best practice?

This session will cover best practice in observing test administration and explain the risks involved for schools, and what ideal test practice looks like in a primary school.

 

Free for Hackney schools. Non Hackney schools £108.00 incl. VAT

 

Facilitator: Jason Marantz

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Governance
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

How do we ensure the development of emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children?

This session will give you an insight into the ways in which schools can ensure they are  places where young people’s wellbeing is paramount and where they can be taught to  develop mentally healthy approaches to their future lives. You will be given the opportunity to  understand your role in monitoring this work and asking the right questions to help your  school develop this area.

This course will focus on how governing boards can ensure: 

  • To explore the legislation and guidance on young people’s wellbeing.
  • To explore the ethos and features of schools that provide for young people’s  wellbeing. 
  • To identify the actions required and challenges faced, by governors to support this  work.

This session is suitable for all school phases and is recommended for Clerks as well as Governors.

 

Facilitators: Helena Burke & Sophie McElroy

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Governance
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Staff welfare, morale and workload: how do schools create excellent workplaces with a diverse workforce?

This session will broaden your understanding of human resources and performance management of staff. It will cover the principles behind effective performance management and the relevance of certain policies and procedures within the school context. The course will also identify the role and influence governors may have when dealing with staffing matters such as capability and employee engagement.

 This course will focus on how governing boards can ensure:

  • Strong leadership at all levels of the organisation, including the use of performance management to promote effective practise across the school.
  • High quality continuing professional development at the start, middle and later years of staff’ career, to develop leadership and sustain best school practises.
  • That recruitment retention and CPD addresses succession plans.
  • Robust processes to manage staff wellbeing, absence, capability and discipline matters.
  • Implementation of equalities policy with equality objectives.
  • Robust performance management of Headteacher/Principal.

This session is suitable for all school phases and is recommended for Business Managers and Clerks, as well as Governors.

 

Facilitators: Lolita Brown & Jo Larkin

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Stakeholder engagement and complaints: how do schools ensure effective engagement with stakeholders and effectively manage complaints?

This session aims to provide some good practice tips to develop and implement a robust complaints policy – including legal requirement and the principles for managing complaints and ensuring that your policy is clear and transparent. The session will also focus on the good practice methods for resolving complaints informally and formally, and the role of governors within this process. Furthermore, we will address what schools can do to manage serial and persistent complaints.

This session applies equally across our richly mixed economy of schools – maintained, voluntary aided, and academy and independent registered status, some of which stand alone and others in varying forms of partnership and federation.

This course will focus on:

  • How effective governing boards gather and use the voices of stakeholders (parents and others) as an important function for making key decisions and understanding the impact.
  • Gathering stakeholder views, acting on them appropriately and reporting results.
  • Governance of the complaints process, and ensuring robust complaints handling mechanisms.

 

Facilitators: Maggie Kalnins, Maddie brockmann & Debra Robinson (regarding parental engagement) 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Governance

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

What do Governors need to know about the Ofsted Inspection process?

Governors play a significant role in the Ofsted Inspection process. As such, this session  address the changes to the Ofsted's education inspection framework (2019) and implications  for schools. It will particularly highlight how the inspection process will explores how  governors/trustees carry out their responsibilities and the contribution that they make to the  oversight and strategic direction of your school(s) This session applies equally across our  richly mixed economy of schools – maintained, voluntary aided, and academy and  independent registered status, some of which stand alone and others in varying forms of  partnership and federation.

  • The key changes in the new Ofsted inspection and reporting process, which was  introduced in September 2019. 
  • How the four key judgements are used by Ofsted when evaluating the overall  effectiveness of your school and how might schools need to refine their practices to  address changes.  
  • How Ofsted evaluates the quality of leadership and management, which focuses on  how leaders, managers and those responsible for governance ensure that the  education that the school provides has a positive impact on all its pupils.
  • What more can governors do to be ‘inspection-ready?

This training is suitable for Governors and Clerks at all school phases.

 

Free for Hackney schools. Non Hackney schools £108.00 incl. VAT

 

Facilitator: Hilary Ryan 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

What do Governors need to know to ensure the performance management of the Headteacher leads to school improvement?

Course overview 

This session will provide tailored training on the process of conducting the appraisal of  Executive/ Headteachers/ Principals. The session will include training on: 

• The regulations, and why it is crucial for governors to get performance management  right. 

• Ways to ensure the appraisal process drives school/ system improvement by  comparing practises across our schools. 

• Ways to recognise and reward success. 

Who should attend? 

This training is suitable for Governors and Clerks at all school phases.  

 

Free to all Hackney Schools. £108 incl. VAT for non-Hackney Schools

 

 Facilitator: Jason Marantz  

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Secondary
  • Primary
  • Governance

£0.00

(incl. VAT)