The Foundations of Strong Governance

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How do governors fulfil their professional and ethical responsibility?

This session will give you an insight into the crucial role of governance in supporting and  challenging school leaders to develop and sustain excellent educational/wellbeing outcomes  for all pupils. It will also illustrate how governance is becoming more complex, requiring  greater accountability of educational standards and management of key risks.

This course will focus on how governing boards ensure they: 

  • Create the vision, ethos and strategic direction that leads to exceptional  outcomes for all pupils. 
  • Develop a culture of high expectations, aspirations and excellent all round  achievement. 
  • Take account of how national and local developments could impact on the  future of schooling. 
  • Effectively discharge their core statutory functions, harnessing and further  developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for effective governance.

This training is suitable for all school phases, as an induction for new governors, as well as a  refresher for more experienced governors. It is also useful training for clerks.

 

Facilitator: Maggie Kalnins 

 

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

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

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

How do you strategically assess and manage risks in your schools?

The ability to purposefully identify, evaluate and prioritise organisational risks, and ensure appropriate action is taken to mitigate against them is a key competency for governors and trustees. As such, this session will explore how school leaders and governors manage risks associated with all aspects of the schools core operations e.g. progress and achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour of pupils, safeguarding to protect all students and to protect staff, safety and security generally throughout school premises. It will further look at how schools establish adequate systems to ensure sustained service quality and development and how they might mitigate any disruption if and when significant risks occur.

This course will focus on:

  • Understanding how schools / governors might identify risks, evaluate to quantify the severity and assess the level of priority of each risk.
  • How to identify effective reduction, avoidance or mitigation of key risks by addressing the underlying causes of common and significant risks.
  • Considering effective risk management controls that help prevent problems, detect them when they occur and ensure they are dealt with correctly.

This training is suitable for Governors, Senior Leaders, Business Managers and Clerks at all school phases.

 

Facilitator: Maggie Kalnins

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

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

How does the Chair of Governors shape strong governance and what is distinct about this role?

The chair of governors is the leader of governors who along with other governors, is a volunteer, fulfilling a public duty. The chair is elected by the group, assumes the same power and authority as all board members, yet they carry distinctive responsibilities in leading others.  This session will provide an insight into why strong governance is curial for inclusive education of all young people, highlight the distinctive responsibilities of the chair of governors and illustrate through best practice how to put these duties into practice to secure effective, ethical and accountable governance of the school.

This session will particularly focus on:

  • Why we govern schools, the public office duty of governors and why this social responsibility is curial for inclusive education of young people.
  • Considering best practice in establishing and maintaining strong governance.
  • Defining the distinctive responsibilities of the chair of governors.
  • Highlighting the key challenges and risks associated with leading a governing boards and considering ways to avoid and/or deal with complex issues.

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

 

Facilitator: Maggie Kalnins

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

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

How to make the right strategic financial choices for your school?

This session will give you an insight into how effective governing boards fulfil the core  function to oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is  well spent. It will address the practice of strategic development planning, financial planning,  and how they work together. The session applies equally across our richly mixed economy  of schools – maintained, voluntary aided, academy and independent registered status, some  of which stand alone and others in varying forms of partnership and federation. 

This session will focus on: 

  • What governing boards do to ensure that they make the right strategic financial  choices? 
  • How do effective governing boards link their strategic development plans to a 3  year financial plan and prioritise money to invest into improvements. 
  • How do governors ensure robust monitoring of the annual budget, undertaking of  financial health checks and manage budget reductions. 
  • What guidance and support is available to help governing boards and school  leaders make sure money is well spent to maximise the value for improving life  chances of all children.

 

Facilitator: Orphelia 

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

£108.00

(incl. VAT)