Primary Business Services & Support

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Bid Writing Part 2: Hone Your Writing Skills

This session will provide delegates with opportunities to practise their writing skills for funding and tender applications. A key focus will be writing tailored responses that identify the particular needs and key features of your school

  • Identifying and responding to funding requirements 
  • Identifying the ‘USPs’ of your school
  • Preparing evidence based answers 
  • Evaluating your own work
  • Writing succinctly

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

£177.60

(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 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)

Latest threats in cyber security and data protection

This online session will look at:-

  • Latest news and updates - Understanding the latest GDPR issues including updated information on the latest cyber security threat
  • Pupil data and parental rights of access - understanding what constitutes a subject access request as opposed to parents requesting access to their child’s data under the The Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2005
  • Subject access requests - understanding how to process a subject access request, what information can you include and what should be redacted.
  • Exemptions - what are exemptions to the regulation and how do we apply them.
  • Good housekeeping - top 10 tips to keeping your data safe

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Early Years

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Managing Workplace Stress: Principles of Positive Psychology

As part of our ongoing services to schools, Education Mutual are extending our health and wellbeing support in 2022 to introduce extensive Stress coaching services for all Members. This free service is aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of both school leaders and staff members. 

Within this workshop, our certified coaches will introduce you to some of the basic principles behind positive psychology and how these can be applied to both your work and personal life. You will gain a deeper understanding of how you can develop your positive mindset and encourage this amongst your team. You will leave the workshop with a range of tools and ideas that can be applied within your organisation which will facilitate employee wellbeing and balance at work.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Early Years

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

What does an effective school office look like?

A one-day training session for school office staff, focussed on effective workload scheduling, time management theory and dealing with difficult people. Networking opportunities with other school office staff. Suitable for all phases.

Handy tips on workload scheduling and prioritisation Office practices, policies and procedures Delegation and distribution

Time management theory and resultant practice Four quadrants thinking

Pre-empt challenging situations and avoid escalating them further, Recognise personality types with which they may clash. Effective customer service Calm angry, upset and unresponsive individuals

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

£276.00

(incl. VAT)