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Governor and Clerk Training
part of EES for Schools
Summer Term 2016
Programme for Governing Bodies and Clerks
Welcome to the 2016 Summer Term
Training Offer for Governors and Clerks
I am delighted to welcome you to the summer term training offer for governors and clerks.
Research shows that governors need a range of important qualities if they are to be effective; governing
boards are key strategic decision makers accountable for ensuring the best possible education for every
child. They also play an important role in maintaining a successful and stable workforce and for financial
management and efficiency.
Safeguarding and wellbeing remains, rightly, at the forefront of governors’ accountabilities. Governors
have a duty to support and protect vulnerable children whilst preparing young people for adult life by
building character and resilience and enabling them to access high quality work or study options.
Moving to a system where every school is an academy is an integral part of the government’s programme
of reform. The government’s white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere highlights significantly
changing expectations of governors making it more important than ever that new governors are properly
inducted and that all governors receive the development they need to effectively fulfil their role.
Our training is facilitated by a growing team of experienced and knowledgeable tutors with a wealth of
governor or clerking experience. As well as new dates and venues for our most popular training courses,
materials have been reviewed to reflect current best practice. In response to changes in the educational
landscape and the specific needs of our schools, we have also developed additional workshops for the
summer term:
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Joining or Forming a Multi Academy Trust (MAT)
Hot Topic Dealing with Parental Concerns and Complaints
Working in a School-led Improvement Partnership
Special School Governors – Understanding Learning Achievement
Essex Clerks’ Conference
Half Day Conference for Special School Governors
No school is an island; the move to an increasingly autonomous school-led system is based upon
the clear principle that schools are responsible for their own improvement and that schools working
together is the most effective way of sharing learning and good practice to secure rapid and sustained
improvement. There are now over 20 formal partnerships in Essex – is your governing body part of
one? If you would like to request a local workshop for your group of schools please contact
[email protected] to arrange.
Please note we need at least 10 governors to make a workshop viable.
All our courses can be booked online via the EES for Schools Training website EEScpdportal.org
If you choose not to subscribe, governing bodies and clerks are welcome to choose the ‘pay-as-you-go’ option.
With thanks for all you do for your school. I look forward to meeting you at one of our training events.
Debbi Botham
Governor Services Manager
EES for Schools
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Governor and Clerk Training
Our Summer Term 2016 Programme for
Governing Bodies and Clerks at a Glance:
Course
Target Audience
Induction for New Governors
Essential for new governors
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4
Key Roles of Governors (KRG) – 6 modules
New governors and refreshers
5
Intensive 2 Day Overview of Governance
New governors
8
Introduction to the Primary Curriculum All primary governors/Primary governors serving on
curriculum committee
9
Introduction to the Secondary Curriculum
All secondary governors/Secondary governors serving
on curriculum committee
NEW Special School Governors – Understanding Learning Achievement All special school governors
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10
Safeguarding Children
Essential for governors with safeguarding lead
11
Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
Essential for members of finance committee
11
Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring for Academies
Essential for members of finance committee (Academies)
12
Human Resources Matters
Essential for members of HR committee
12
REVISED Performance Management of the Headteacher
Essential for governors with responsibility for performance
management of headteacher
13
Exclusion – The Role of the Governing Body
Essential for governors of pupil discipline committees
13
Update for Experienced Governors
All governors on starting a new term of office
14
Training Link Governor Workshop
Training Link governors
15
Health and Safety for Governors
Governors with H&S responsibilities
15
Exploring the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework All governors with an early years phase
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Preparing Children and Young People for Life in Modern Britain All governors, especially those with equality lead
Monitoring and Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Pupil Premium All governors, but essential for those with Pupil Premium lead 17
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) – Developing Skills All governors, but essential for those with SEND lead
17
Supporting the Needs of Most Able Pupils
All governors, especially those with lead for most able pupils
18
Premises Matters
Governors who deal with premises issues
18
Preparing Governors for Ofsted
All governors
19
NEW Joining or Forming a Multi Academy Trust (MAT)
All governors 20
NEW Working in a School-led Improvement Partnership
All governors
20
NEW Summer Term Hot Topic - Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
All governors
21
Introduction to Being a Chair of Governors
New and aspiring chairs
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Developing Your Skills as a Chair on the Governing Body
Essential for new chairs. Useful for experienced chairs
and aspiring chairs.
22
National Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme
Valuable programme for all chairs and aspiring chairs
23
Clerks’ Induction
Essential for new clerks
24
Clerking HR Hearings
Clerks who will be clerking HR hearings 25
REVISED Clerking Exclusions and Complaints
Clerks who will be clerking exclusions or complaints
25
REVISED Clerking an Academy Governing Body
Clerks who clerk academies or MATs or may do so in future
25
The Accredited Clerk
Experienced clerks wishing to gain accreditation for their role
26
National Clerks’ Development Programme All clerks
26
NEW Essex Clerks’ Conference All clerks
27
NEW Half Day Conference for Special School Governors
All special school governors
27
Governing Body Development Sessions
Governing Bodies
28
Additional Services including:
Summer term Directors’ Briefing
Valuable for all governors, especially primary and LA governors 31
Summer term Clerks’ Briefing
Essential for all clerks
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GEL (on line learning)
All subscribing governing bodies
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How to book:
All of the current training dates and venues can be booked on the EES for Schools Training website at EEScpdportal.org
To search for a particular course click on Search Events and enter the name of the workshop in the keyword search.
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Induction for New Governors
Target Audience: Essential for all newly appointed governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools.
Duration: One day or three evening sessions
New governors are expected to attend induction training as soon as possible
after appointment since it covers the key information needed to be an effective
governor. The informal and supportive environment will enable governors to gain
confidence and knowledge of these three core functions:
• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic
direction
• holding the headteacher to account for the
educational performance of the school and its pupils
• overseeing the financial performance of the school
and making sure its money is well spent.
You have the choice of doing all three sessions in one
day or three separate evening sessions at a variety of
locations around the county.
One Day Induction
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Sat 14 May 2016
Sat 11 June 2016
Mon 11 July 2016
Sat 16 July 2016
Sat 2 July 2016
Title
Induction
Induction
Induction
Induction
Induction
Start
09:30
09:30
09:30
09:30
09:30
FinishArea
16:00 Braintree
16:00 Wickford
16:00 Colchester
16:00 Ongar
16:00 Chelmsford
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
Sat 17 Sept 2016
Fri 14 Oct 2016
Fri 18 Nov 2016
Induction
Induction
Induction
09:30
09:30
09:30
16:00
16:00
16:00
Start
19:00
19:00
19:00
FinishArea
21:00 Chelmsford
21:00 Chelmsford
21:00 Chelmsford
Harlow
Chelmsford
Colchester
Induction over Three Days Sessions
Term
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
Date
Thu 29 Sept 2016
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Thu 13 Oct 2016
Title
Induction
Induction
Induction
Good overview of roles and responsibilities of governors
and I enjoyed meeting other governors and sharing good
practice. It has given me a lot more confidence about my role
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Governor and Clerk Training
Key Roles of Governors (KRG)
Target Audience: These bite-size overview courses are ideal for new governors or those wishing to refresh or
update their knowledge.
These interactive courses will offer plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions
and network with other governors. Completing all 6 courses will give a really
good overview of the roles and responsibilities of governors, increasing your
confidence and helping you to add value to the work of your governing body.
If you complete Induction and all six KRG modules you will be awarded a Certificate of School Governance Studies
which recognises your contribution and commitment, with the option for your name to be published in our termly
newsletter Gateways.
KRG Module 1: The Governor’s Role in Promoting
Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• understand the school’s role in supporting the wellbeing of pupils
• consider how governors can monitor the impact of their school’s actions
• be aware of national policies that contribute to pupil wellbeing
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Wed 4 May 2016
Wed 4 May 2016
Wed 22 Jun 2016
Title
Promoting Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Promoting Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Promoting Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
Wed 19 Oct 2016 Promoting Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Mon 7 Nov 2016 Promoting Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Thu 1 Dec 2016 Promoting Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Start FinishArea
10:00 12:00 Chelmsford
19:00 21:00 Loughton
19:00 21:00 Colchester
10:00 12:00
19:00 21:00
19:00 21:00
Wickford
Saffron Walden
Chelmsford
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Key Roles of Governors (KRG) continued
KRG Module 2: Introduction to Finance and Human
Resources (HR) for governors
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• have an overview of the financial and personnel framework
• have a better understanding of the governing body’s responsibilities
• have an awareness of legislation and key policies relating to finance and HR
Term
Date
Title
Start FinishArea
Summer Wed 18 May 2016 Introduction to Finance and Human Resources 19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
for Governors
Summer Wed 22 June 2016 Introduction to Finance and Human Resources 10:00 12:00 Colchester
for Governors
Autumn
Mon 12 Sept 2016 Introduction to Finance and Human Resources 19:00 21:00 Pitsea
for Governors
Autumn
Thu 10 Nov 2016 Introduction to Finance and Human Resources 19:00 21:00 Harlow
for Governors
KRG Module 3: Help! How do I monitor?
(Understanding the governors role)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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understand the importance of governing body participation in monitoring and evaluation
understand the different ways governors can monitor in school
understand the key questions that governors need to ask
ensure that governor’s visits are effective and have a positive impact on school improvement
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Tue 5 Jul 2016
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Wed 29 Jun 2016
Autumn
Autumn
Thu 15 Sept 2016 Help! How Do I Monitor?
Fri 16 Nov 2016 Help! How Do I Monitor?
Governor and Clerk Training
Title
Help! How Do I Monitor?
Help! How Do I Monitor?
Help! How Do I Monitor?
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Colchester
19:00 21:00 Wickford
10:00 12:00 Braintree
19:00 21:00
10:00 12:00
Epping Forest
Chelmsford
KRG Module 4: Overview of Safeguarding for
Governors
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• understand what is meant by safeguarding and the categories of
child abuse
• recognise the role of the school and the governing body in safeguarding
• understand the role of the nominated governor and chair of governors
• access guidance and up to date information about safeguarding
NB: If you become the nominated
governor with responsibility for
safeguarding you should also
attend the Safeguarding Children
course – details under Next Steps
on Your Journey.
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Tue 17 May 2016
Tue 7 June 2016
Thu 7 Jul 2016 Title
Overview of Safeguarding
Overview of Safeguarding
Overview of Safeguarding
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Colchester
19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
10:00 12:00 Pitsea
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
Wed 7 Sept 2016
Fri 30 Sept 2016
Mon 17 Oct 2016
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Overview of Safeguarding
Overview of Safeguarding
Overview of Safeguarding
Overview of Safeguarding
19:00
10:00
19:00
19:00
21:00
12:00
21:00
21:00
Epping
Colchester
Wickford
Saffron Walden
KRG Module 5: Getting to Grips with Data
and School Assessment
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• appreciate the range of data in schools and academies
• understand how pupil data can be used to support school improvement
• ask the right questions to challenge your school
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Title
Mon 25 April 2016 Introduction to School Data
Thu 26 May 2016 Introduction to School Data
Tue 28 June 2016 Introduction to School Data
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Colchester
19:00 21:00 Harlow
10:00 12:00 Witham
Autumn
Autumn
Thu 8 Sept 2016 Introduction to School Data
Mon 19 Sept 2016 Introduction to School Data
Mon 31 Oct 2016 Introduction to School Data
Thu 17 Nov 2016 Introduction to School Data
19:00
19:00
10:00
19:00
Autumn
Autumn
21:00
21:00
12:00
21:00
Southend
Epping
Colchester
Chelmsford
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Key Roles of Governors (KRG) continued
KRG Module 6: Introduction to Special Educational
Needs and Disability (SEND)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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develop an understanding of SEND
gain an overview of the SEN Code of Practice
understand governors’ responsibilities for SEN
enable effective monitoring of SEND policies
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Thu 23 Jun 2016
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Thu 30 Jun 2016
Title
Introduction to SEND
Introduction to SEND
Introduction to SEND
Autumn
Autumn
Tue 20 Sept 2016 Introduction to SEND
Tue 1 Nov 2016
Introduction to SEND
If you become the nominated
governor with responsibility for
SEND you should attend the one
day course – SEND – Developing
Skills on p17.
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
10:00 12:00 Witham
19:00 21:00 Rochford
19:00 21:00
19:00 21:00
Ongar
Colchester
Intensive Two-Day Overview of Governance
(covering all 6 KRG modules)
You can cover all of the six Key Roles of Governors (KRG) modules in two days. This intensive two-day course
includes:
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The Governor’s Role in Promoting Social, Moral and Cultural Values
Introduction to Finance & Human Resources (HR) for Governors
Help! How Do I Monitor?
Overview of Safeguarding for Governors
Getting to Grips with Data and School Assessment
Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Once you have completed Induction and the two-day intensive course you will be awarded the Certificate of School
Governance Studies.
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Term
Summer
Summer
Date
Title
Sat 21 May 2016 Intensive Two-Day Overview of Governance
Sat 11 Jun 2016
Sat 2 Jul 2016
Intensive Two-Day Overview of Governance
Sat 16 Jul 2016
SessionStart
1 of 2 09:30
2 of 2 09:30
1 of 2 09:30
2 of 2 09:30
Finish Area
16:30 Rochford
16:30
16:30 Braintree
16:30
Autumn
Autumn
Sat 17 Sept 2016 Intensive Two-Day Overview of Governance
Sat 24 Sept 2016
Sat 12 Nov 2016 Intensive Two-Day Overview of Governance
Sat 19 Nov 2016 1 of 2
2 of 2
1 of 2
2 of 2
16:30 Colchester
16:30
16:30 Wickford
16:30
Governor and Clerk Training
09:30
09:30
09:30
09:30
Curriculum Overview Courses
Target Audience: The following introductory courses are not part of the Certificate of School Governance Studies
but we strongly recommend that all new governors undertake as appropriate:
• Introduction to the Primary Curriculum or
• Introduction to the Secondary Curriculum or
• Special School Governors – Understanding Learning Achievement
These courses are also recommended for all governors with curriculum responsibilities to update knowledge of
changes in this important area.
Introduction to the Primary Curriculum
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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understand the statutory requirements for curriculum provision
understand how the new curriculum is organised
consider the potential impact of the changes to the curriculum
recognise the governing body’s curriculum responsibilities and your role within this
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Thu 12 May 2016 Mon 13 Jun 2016
Mon 4 July 2016
Title
Introduction to the Primary Curriculum Introduction to the Primary Curriculum Introduction to the Primary Curriculum Autumn Wed 14 Sept 2016 Introduction to the Primary Curriculum Introduction to the Primary Curriculum Autumn Fri 4 Nov 2016
Start
19:00
19:00
19:00
FinishArea
21:00 Colchester
21:00 Chelmsford
21:00 Saffron Walden
19:00 21:00 Pitsea
19:00 21:00 Witham
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Overview Courses continued
Introduction to the Secondary Curriculum
Target Audience: All secondary governors. Secondary governors serving on curriculum committees or with
responsibility for curriculum matters.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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understand the statutory requirements for the curriculum including new secondary national curriculum provision
understand the implications of Progress 8 measures on the school’s curriculum
have an understanding of the impact on assessment (especially on external exams)
recognise the governing body’s curriculum responsibilities and your role within this
Term
Date
Summer Mon 20 Jun 2016
Summer Mon 11 Jul 2016
Title
Introduction to the Secondary Curriculum
Introduction to the Secondary Curriculum
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Wickford
19:00 21:00 Colchester
Autumn Tue 11 Oct 2016
Autumn Mon 21 Nov 2016
Introduction to the Secondary Curriculum
Introduction to the Secondary Curriculum
10:00 12:00 Epping
19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
Special School Governors –
Understanding Learning Achievement
NEW FOR
SUMMER
2016
Target Audience: All special school governors, especially those new to role. Governors with responsibility for
SEN may also like to attend.
This workshop will focus on the important role of governors in understanding learning
achievement to enable them to monitor progress and ask the right questions. It will include:
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conducting climate walks
understanding the curriculum
assessment systems
recording systems
Term
Date
Summer TBA
Summer TBA
Title
Special School Governors – Understanding Learning Achievement
Special School Governors – Understanding Learning Achievement
Dates and venues will be published soon. Check the website EEScpdportal.org
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Essential Courses for Designated Governors
Most governors will become a member of a committee or take on specific responsibility on behalf of their
governing body. These are important roles and it is essential that you keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
For the roles below, it is important that at least one governor on your governing body has recently attended
this training.
Safeguarding Children
Target Audience: This two twilight (or full day) course is for all governors and essential for those with
responsibility for child protection and safeguarding. This is a more detailed session than the
Overview of Safeguarding course. It is strongly recommended that governors attend every
four years to refresh and update their knowledge.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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know the expectations around safeguarding in an Ofsted inspection
fully understand what is meant by safeguarding and the categories of child abuse
recognise the role of the school and the governing body in safeguarding
fully understand the role of the nominated governor and chair of governors
access guidance and up-to-date information about safeguarding
Term
Date
Summer Tue 17 May 2016
AND Tue 24 May 2016
Summer Mon 6 Jun 2016
AND Mon 13 Jun 2016
Summer Tue 21 Jun 2016
Summer Tue 5 Jul 2016
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
Title
Safeguarding Children
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Saffron Walden
Safeguarding Children
19:00 21:00
Wickford
Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Children
09:30 16:00
09:30 16:00
Colchester
Chelmsford
Tue 13 Sept 2016 Safeguarding Children
Sat 15 Oct 2016 Safeguarding Children
Thu 17 Nov 2016 Safeguarding Children
09:30 16:00
09:30 16:00
09:30 16:00
Harlow
Southend
Brentwood
Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
Target Audience: Delivered by Education Finance Support experts from EES for Schools, this half - day session
is essential for members of finance committees and for governors who would like to enhance
their understanding of their school’s financial matters.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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understand the governing body’s responsibilities for managing schools finances
understand their roles and responsibilities for the governing body and finance committee
support the school in obtaining best value
set a sustainable budget
understand funding streams
Term
Date
Summer Wed 4 May 2016
AND Wed 11 May 2016
Autumn
Wed 9 Nov 2016
Title
Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
for Governors
Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
for Governors
Start FinishArea
18:30 20:30 Chelmsford
13:00 17:00
Witham
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Essential Courses for Designated Governors
Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
for Academies
Target Audience: Delivered by experts in EES for Schools Education Finance Support this half-day course is
essential for members of finance committees and for governors who would like to enhance
understanding of their academy’s financial matters.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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understand the academy trust structure
understand their roles and responsibilities for the governing body and finance committee
understand funding streams
support their school in setting and monitoring the budget
understand statutory reporting
Term
Date
Summer Tue 21 Jun 2016
AND Tue 28 Jun 2016
Title
Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
for Academies
Mon 29 Sept 2016 Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
Autumn
for Academies
Wed 23 Nov 2016 Finance, Budgets and Financial Monitoring
Autumn
AND Wed 30 Nov 2016 for Academies
Start FinishArea
18:30 20:30 Witham
13:00 17:00
Colchester
18:30 20:30
Wickford
Human Resources Matters
Target Audience: Delivered by the EES for Schools HR Team, this course is essential for members of Human
Resource (Personnel) committees to develop a more detailed understanding of HR matters.
Learning Outcomes
Employees are a schools most important resource and there is significant evidence to show that a well-managed and
supported workforce will ultimately deliver better outcomes for pupils. While the day to day management of staff
is the responsibility of the headteacher and other managers, the governing body holds the overarching employer
accountabilities and is responsible for determining HR policy and practice and for monitoring its effectiveness. In
addition the governing body has direct responsibility for managing the headteacher.
This course will provide governors with information, guidance and strategies to:
• fulfil their legal responsibilities as employers
• plan for, and appoint, an effective workforce
• effectively manage and monitor performance and pay
Term
Summer
Date
Title
Thu 19 May 2016 Human Resources Matters
Autumn
Thu 24 Nov 2016 Human Resources Matters
AND Thu 8 Dec 2016
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Start FinishArea
12:30 16:00 Witham
18:30 20:30
Wickford
REVISED FOR
AUTUMN
2016
Performance Management of the
Headteacher
Target Audience: Essential for governors who serve on the headteacher performance management panel.
Setting objectives for the headteacher and assessing their performance and professional development needs,
supported by an external adviser, are not only statutory duties for governing bodies but an essential part of driving
school improvement.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will:
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be familiar with performance management arrangements and the strategic responsibilities of governors
understand the role of the external adviser in the process
be equipped to fulfil their role as a reviewer of the headteacher’s performance
identify the next steps to put the necessary arrangements in place
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
Date
Thu 26 May 2016
Wed 15 Jun 2016
Sat 9 Jul 2016
Tue 12 Jul 2016
Thu 29 Sept 2016
Thu 20 Oct 2016
Wed 16 Nov 2016
Title
Performance Management of the Headteacher
Performance Management of the Headteacher
Performance Management of the Headteacher
Performance Management of the Headteacher
Performance Management of the Headteacher
Performance Management of the Headteacher
Performance Management of the Headteacher
Start FinishArea
18:00 21:00 Pitsea
18:00 21:00 Harlow
10:00 13:00 Chelmsford
09:00 12:00 Colchester
18:00 21:00 Wickford
09:00 12:00 Epping
10:00 13:00 Witham
Exclusion - the role of the governing body
Target Audience: This half day or twilight course is essential for any governor likely to sit on a pupil discipline
panel and it is highly recommended that panel members are re-trained every 3 years
Excluding a pupil involves a statutory process that governors should ensure they perform legally and effectively.
Appeals have been lost because the panel has not attended recent training. This course offers a mixture of theory
and practical advice.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• have an overview of the statutory guidance on the use of fixed period and permanent exclusion
• be able to form a discipline committee to consider parental representations
Term
Summer
Date
Thu 30 Jun 2016
Title
Exclusion
Start FinishArea
10:00 12:00 Witham
Autumn
Thu 13 Oct 2016
Exclusion
19:00 21:00
Tendring
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Next Steps on Your Journey - Main Programme
Update for Experienced Governors
Target Audience: The role and responsibilities of school governors are constantly changing and it is important
for governors to keep their knowledge of legislation, educational developments and good
practice up to date if they are to perform their role effectively.
This half-day or twilight session to refresh knowledge and share good practice is ideal for:
• governors starting a new term of office
• all governors who have been in post for some time
Learning Outcomes
This workshop will enable you to:
• refresh your knowledge of the changing role of school governors, including working in MATS
• help you keep abreast of current key priorities in governance and changes in legislation
• have the opportunity to share your experiences of governance and good practice ideas
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Day
Wed 8 Jun 2016
Thu 30 Jun 2016
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Thu 14 Jul 2016
Title
Update for Experienced Governors
Update for Experienced Governors
Update for Experienced Governors
Update for Experienced Governors
Autumn Wed 21 Sept 2016 Update for Experienced Governors
Autumn Thu 3 Nov 2016
Update for Experienced Governors
Autumn Tue 6 Dec 2016
Update for Experienced Governors
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19:00
10:00
19:00
FinishArea
21:00 Chelmsford
21:00 Southend
12:00 Colchester
21:00 Ongar
19:00 21:00 Loughton
19:00 21:00 Wickford
19:00 21:00 Braintree
Being an experienced governor does not mean you stop
learning. This course provided valuable insight into the
direction of travel as well as clarification of the enhanced
expectations of governors as strategic leaders
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Governor and Clerk Training
Training Link Governor Workshop
Target Audience: All new training link governors.
Experienced training link governors who would like to refresh their knowledge and share
good practice.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• understand the role of the training link governor
• be aware of the tools available to help training link governors develop their governing bodies
• negotiate and define the role of training link governor on their own governing bodies
Term
Date
Summer Tue 24 May 2016
Summer Thu 30 June 2016
Title
Training Link Governor Workshop
Training Link Governor Workshop
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Harlow
10:00 12:00 Chelmsford
Autumn Wed 19 Oct 2016
Autumn Tue 6 Dec 2016
Training Link Governor Workshop
Training Link Governor Workshop
19:00 21:00 Colchester
10:00 12:00 Wickford
An excellent course. Very useful
information and good thought-starters
on being effective as a training link
governor
The tutor gave very good examples of
how I can support the development of my
governing body – I’ve come away with
new enthusiasm for the role
Health and Safety for Governors
Target Audience: This half-day or twilight session is aimed at governors who have a Health and Safety lead
as part of their role.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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understand the statutory requirements and legislation relating to health and safety
understand the roles and responsibilities for the school and governing body
appreciate the types of risks and hazards that schools confront
understand the role of the health & safety governor
understand how health and safety should be managed and monitored
Term
Date
Summer Thu 9 Jun 2016
Title
Health and Safety
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Colchester
Autumn Wed 9 Nov 2016
Health and Safety
10:00 12:00 Wickford
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Next Steps on Your Journey - Main Programme
Exploring the Early Years Foundation Stage
Framework (EYFS)
Target Audience: This half day or twilight session will give all governors, particularly governors taking a lead
on Early Years, an important opportunity to look at the Early Years foundation stage statutory
framework, exploring the role of governors for early years.
As a society, if we let a child’s early years slip by, we miss a unique opportunity to shape a child’s future. This is
the time in children’s lives where they have the greatest capacity for growth and development. All the research
evidence demonstrates the dramatic potential for development in the brain structures in the youngest children.
And yet there isn’t sufficient focus on this phase in a child’s education (Unsure Start, Ofsted April 2014). The
effectiveness of the early years provision, crucial to pupil achievement, now receives a separate Ofsted grade.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will have covered the following:
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•
•
•
what is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
how can governors support quality provision in EYFS
how can governors support schools to monitor progress across EYFS
what are the wider implications of the EYFS
Term
Date
Summer Wed 18 May 2016
Summer Tue 21 Jun 2016
Title
Exploring the EYFS
Exploring the EYFS
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Colchester
19:00 21:00 Brentwood
Autumn Tue 18 Oct 2016
Exploring the EYFS
19:00 21:00 Pitsea
Preparing Children and Young People for Life in
Modern Britain
Target Audience: All governors. Governor with responsibility for Equality and Diversity
This session will explore the governors’ role in promoting promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths
(or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles and the role of schools in preparing children and young people for life
in modern Britain. What does this mean in terms of terms of your curriculum, policies and values?
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• understand the definition of British Values
• understand expectations on schools and governing bodies
• reflect on actions governors should take
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Term
Date
Summer Mon 6 Jun 2016
Title
Start FinishArea
Preparing Children and Young People for Life 19:0021:00Wickford
in Modern Britain
Autumn Mon 14 Nov 2016
Preparing Children and Young People for Life
in Modern Britain
Governor and Clerk Training
19:00 21:00 Colchester
Monitoring and Evaluating the Effectiveness of
the Pupil Premium
Target Audience: All governors. Governors with a lead responsibility for Pupil Premium
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will:
• understand best practice in using the Pupil Premium funding effectively
• know the key questions to ask about how the Pupil Premium is being used their school
• understand the governors role in monitoring the impact of the Pupil Premium
Term
Date
Summer Mon 27 Jun 2016
Title
Monitoring and Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Pupil Premium
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Saffron Walden
Autumn Tue 15 Nov 2016
Monitoring and Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Pupil Premium
10:00 12:00 Chelmsford
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
– Developing Skills
Target Audience: Governors with responsibility for monitoring SEND
A whole day or two twilight course for governors who wish to expand their knowledge of SEND or who have
responsibility for monitoring SEND provision.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will:
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increase their understanding and awareness of the SEND Code of Practice
understand the role of governors in helping schools fulfil their responsibilities
have explored the school’s statutory responsibilities regarding informing and engaging with parents
understand how the school’s vision helps to shape SEN provision.
Term
Date
Summer Thu 5 May 2016
AND Thu 12 May 2016
Summer Wed 6 Jul 2016
Title
SEND- Developing Skills
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Saffron Walden
SEND- Developing Skills
09:30 16:30 Chelmsford
Autumn Thu 13 Oct 2016
Autumn Wed 7 Dec 2016
SEND- Developing Skills
SEND- Developing Skills
09:30 16:30 Basildon
09:30 16:30 Colchester
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Next Steps on Your Journey - Main Programme
Supporting the Needs of Most Able Pupils
Target Audience: All governors, especially those with a lead for most able pupils
Ofsted stress the importance of measuring the progress of all pupils including the most able.
This course addresses how this group of children can be identified, issues relating to supporting them
appropriately and the governors role in monitoring provision.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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consider how most able pupils can be identified and supported in schools
understand the schools responsibility to address the needs of most able pupils
understand governing body responsibilities for ensuring the needs of most able pupils are met
signpost to useful resources
Term
Date
Summer Thu 9 Jun 2016
Title
Supporting the Needs of Most Able Pupils
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
Autumn Mon 6 Jul 2016
Supporting the Needs of Most Able Pupils
19:00 21:00 Brentwood
Premises Matters
Target Audience: Governors who deal with premises issues.
This session gives an overview of premises matters and related health and safety.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
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•
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outline the statutory requirements and legislation relating to health, safety and premises
understand the role and responsibilities of the school and governing around premises matters
consider the types of risks and hazards that schools confront
consider how premises and related health and safety should be managed and monitored
Term
Date
Summer Wed 25 May 2016
Title
Premises Matters
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
Autumn Mon 21 Nov 2016
Premises Matters
19:00 21:00 Rochford
Governor and Clerk Training
Preparing Governors for Ofsted
REVISED FOR
AUTUMN
2016
Target Audience: All governors
Governors need to understand the process of an Ofsted inspection in order for them to support their school effectively.
They also need to make sure that they are meeting their statutory obligations and fulfilling their duties. This session will
explore changes to the inspection framework which includes a new common inspection framework and shorter, more
frequent inspections for schools judged as Good at their last inspection.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will:
• understand the current Ofsted framework
• explore the governors’ role, reflecting on how well the governing body is prepared for an Ofsted inspection and
key areas for action
• reflect on practical steps a governing body can take
Term
Date
Summer Tue 21 Jun 2016
Title
Preparing Governors for Ofsted
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
Autumn Wed 5 Oct 2016
Preparing Governors for Ofsted
19:00 21:00 Colchester
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Next Steps on Your Journey - Main Programme
Joining or Forming a Multi Academy
Trust (MAT)
NEW FOR
SUMMER
2016
Target Audience: All governors
In the white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere, the government outlines its plans for moving to a system
where every school is an academy, or be in the process of converting, by 2020. Many of these will be operating
within multi-academy trusts (MATs).
This workshop introduces governors to the principles of academy status and multi academy trusts, the process
towards becoming an academy and the implications of converting.
Term
Date
Summer Thu 23 Jun 2016
Summer Thu 30 Jun 2016
Title
Start FinishArea
Joining or Forming a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) 19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
Joining or Forming a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) 19:00 21:00 Colchester
Working in a School-led Improvement
Partnership
NEW FOR
SUMMER
2016
Target Audience: All governors
The new strategic approach to school improvement is based upon the clear principle that schools are responsible
for their own improvement and that schools working together is the most effective way of securing rapid and
sustained improvement. There are now over 20 formal school-led improvement partnerships in Essex.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• understand what is meant by a school-led improvement system and the current picture in Essex
• share good practice examples of the benefits of collaboration between schools and between governing bodies
• reflect on next steps for their governing body
Term
Date
Summer Wed 25 May 2016
Summer Wed 15 Jun 2016
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Title
Start FinishArea
Working in a School-led Improvement Partnership 19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
Working in a School-led Improvement Partnership 19:00 21:00 Saffron Walden
Summer Term Hot Topic
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Target Audience: All governors
It is in everyone’s interest that complaints about your school are resolved at the earliest possible stage. The
experience of the first contact between the complainant and the school can be crucial in determining whether
the complaint will escalate. To that end, the school must be clear about the procedures they will apply when they
receive a complaint.
Learning Outcomes:
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•
•
•
understand the principles of a good complaints procedure(maintained schools and academies)
have a greater awareness of why parents and others complain about schools
have greater confidence in dealing with any issues that might arise
have an increased understanding of the importance of good communications across the school community to
mimimise parental concerns
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Thu 19 May 2016
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Title
Start FinishArea
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
Dealing with Concerns and Complaints
19:00
19:00
19:00
10:00
19:00
19:00
19:00
10:00
10:00
19:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
12:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
12:00
12:00
21:00
Tendring
Maldon
Southend
Brentwood
Dunmow
Chelmsford
Colchester
Wickford
Epping
Steeple Bumpstead
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Leadership Programme
The Leadership Programme supports governors in leadership roles such as chair, vice
chair and committee chair as well as those aspiring to a leadership role.
Introduction to Being a Chair of Governors
Target Audience: This half day or twilight session is useful for new chairs or governors aspiring to this role and
wanting to understand the key roles and responsibilities
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• explore the different aspects of being the chair, including the importance of developing effective relationships
with the headteacher and other governors
• consider some of the practical demands of the role, such as chairing a meeting, setting the agenda and working
effectively with the clerk
• understand how to take the lead on strategy and accountability
Term
Date
Day Title
Summer Mon 13 Jun 2016 Introduction to Being a Chair
Summer Thu 21 Jul 2016
Introduction to Being a Chair
Start FinishArea
19:00 21:00 Colchester
19:00 21:00 Pitsea
Autumn Tue 4 Oct 2016
Autumn Mon 17 Oct 2016
Autumn Wed 23 Nov 2016
19:00 21:00 Brentwood
19:00 21:00 Chelmsford
19:00 21:00 Saffron Walden
Introduction to Being a Chair
Introduction to Being a Chair
Introduction to Being a Chair
Developing your skills as a Chair on the Governing Body
Target Audience: Essential for new chairs and useful for aspiring chairs.
Valuable for experienced chairs who are keen to review their effectiveness in the role
This full day course takes a practical and problem solving
approach to the demands of being a chair of a governing body
(including academies).
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will:
As a new chair, this was a
really useful overview, full of
information, with the opportunity
for open and honest networking
with fellow chairs
• have explored the skills needed to lead and manage the work
of a governing body
• have increased their confidence and skills and shared and discussed good practice with others in the same role
Term Date
Day Title
Summer Tue 10 May 2016 Developing your Skills as Chair
Summer Fri 10 Jun 2016
Developing your Skills as Chair
Start FinishArea
09:30 16:30 Chelmsford
09:30 16:30 Harlow
Autumn Thu 29 Sept 2016 Developing your Skills as Chair
Autumn Fri 25 Nov 2016
Developing your Skills as Chair
09:30 16:30 Basildon
09:30 16:30 Tendring
For chairs and aspiring chairs wishing to develop their strategic skills, the Chairs of Governors’ Leadership
Development Programme focuses on the essential leadership competencies and experiences needed to be an effective
leader. Over three modules, participants cover the role of the chair, effective governance and school improvement, with
guidance from a dedicated mentor throughout the programme (see opposite for details).
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National Chairs’ of Governors Leadership
Development Programme
I am delighted to announce that the licence has been renewed for the next year
for the Chair of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme, delivered by
EES for Schools in partnership with the Eastern Leadership Centre and National
Governors’ Association.
This is a unique and valuable opportunity for chairs, vice chairs and aspiring chairs to develop their strategic
leadership skills through facilitated workshops, online activities, personal reflection and school-based learning.
An important part of the course is that each participant is provided with an experienced mentor to support and
challenge them through the process.
The key theme of the programme is the development of
strategic leadership to promote school improvement:
each module focuses on an essential element of being an
effective chair.
They have made effective use of
leadership training to improve the
way that they support and challenge
the school
The usual cost is £399 but scholarships will be available
for the next cohort (Cohort 8). Although the value of the
scholarship has not yet been released these are likely to be in
line with previous scholarships.
Ofsted 2015 – Brightlingsea Junior
School – Good outcome from RI).
The chair attended this Programme.
Cohort 8 Chelmsford
Date Time
Duration
Purpose
Wed 7 Sept 2016
18:00-20:00 2 hour
Group Session Establish relationships, outline Module,
face-to-face
leadership diagnostic, participant
journey, reflection and Q&A
Mentor one-to-one telephone conversation with each participant – time agreed with Mentor
Wed 2 Nov 2016
18:00-21:00 3 hour
Unit 1 Delivery: Outline Unit 1, pre reading, activities,
face-to-face Facilitator led
preparation for next face-to-face session
session
Mentor one-to-one telephone conversation with each participant – time agreed with Mentor
Wed 7 Dec 2016
18:00-21:00 3 hour
Unit 2 Delivery: Outline Unit 2, pre reading, activities,
face-to-face Facilitator led
preparation for next face-to-face session
session
Wed 18 Jan 2017
18:00-21:00 3 hour
Unit 3 Delivery: Face-to-face learning of Unit 3 materials,
face-to-face Facilitator led
sharing, activities, reflection and Q&A
session
Mentor one-to-one telephone conversation with each participant – time agreed with Mentor
Wed 1 Mar 2017
18:00-20:00 2 hour
Final Module:
Review learning journey, share practice,
face-to-face Wrap Up Session share experiences, evaluation, impact
Led by Mentor
To register please visit: http://www.leadinggovernance.org/register.html
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Your Clerking Journey - Programme
Clerks’ Induction
Target Audience: All new clerks
This session is taken over two days and will allow delegates to understand the key roles of the clerk, whether in
maintained schools, academies or free schools.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session delegates will appreciate the key roles of the clerk including:
•
•
•
•
a general understanding of governance in schools and academies
producing effective agendas and minutes
additional administrative functions required of the clerk
additional duties of the clerk, including an overview of specialist panels.
Term
Summer
AND
Autumn
AND
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Date
Fri 6 May
Fri 13 May
Tue 8 Nov
Tue 15 Nov
Governor and Clerk Training
Title
Clerks’ Induction
Start FinishArea
09:30 15:30 Colchester
Clerks’ Induction
09:30 15:30 Chelmsford
Clerking HR Hearings
Target Audience: Clerks who will be clerking HR hearings, eg staff disciplinary hearings.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session, delegates will understand:
• the different types of hearings, agendas and procedures, and the role of various parties
• the role and responsibilities of the clerk in taking minutes in these meetings
Term
Date
Summer Tue 14 Jun 2016
Autumn Thu 29 Sept 2016
Title
Clerking HR Hearings
Clerking HR Hearings
Start FinishArea
09:30 11:30 Wickford
09:30 11:30 Chelmsford
Clerking Exclusions and Complaints
Target Audience: Clerks who will be clerking exclusions and complaints meetings.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session, delegates will understand:
•
•
•
•
what procedures to follow before an exclusion or complaints panel, including setting the agenda
what takes place during a meeting, with a particular focus on the clerk’s role
best practice when writing up the minutes
what follow up action should be taken, including how to manage confidential minutes and records
Term
Date
Summer Tue 17 May 2016
Autumn Thu 13 Oct 2016
Title
Clerking Exclusions and Complaints
Clerking Exclusions and Complaints
Start FinishArea
18:00 20:00 Colchester
10:00 12:00 Wickford
Clerking an Academy Governing Body
Target Audience: Clerks who clerk academies or Multi Academy Trusts (MATS) or may do so in the future.
An increasing number of clerks are now working in academies and MATS; whilst many of the skills, roles and
responsibilities of being a clerk remain the same, there are a number of differences that are essential to know and
understand.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this session delegates will have:
• considered the different types of academies and governance arrangements including MATS
• considered the role of the clerk to the governing board
• reflected on the differences between academies and maintained schools
Term
Date
Summer Fri 1 Jul 2016
Autumn Tue 1 Nov 2016
Title
Clerking an Academy Governing Body
Clerking an Academy Governing Body
Start FinishArea
10:00 12:00 Chelmsford
10:00 12:00 Colchester
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Accreditation for Clerks - Additional to subscription
The Accredited Clerk
We are pleased to offer all clerks the opportunity to gain accreditation through the nationally recognised Clerks
Accreditation Programme. The standards are built around the key elements of the clerk’s role, including:
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•
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•
administrative support for the board
understanding legal responsibilities
educational awareness
providing advice
effective communication and managing of relationships
challenge and intervention
performance and professional development
supporting the company secretary (optional for academy and free school clerks)
The programme is supported by an initial briefing session. Following this you will be expected to compile a
portfolio of evidence against the standards for assessment – with the support of an allocated assessor.
For more information please email [email protected]
National Clerks’ Development Programme
This programme is an important step towards improving the effectiveness of governing bodies by developing the
skills needed for high quality clerking.
It has been designed for new and experienced clerks in all school settings. It is unique in that it is seeking to
‘professionalise’ the role of the clerk and is a certified programme from the National College for Teaching and
Leadership (NCTL). Participants also have the option to seek further accreditation after completion of the certified
programme.
Overview of the programme
The programme will consist of:
• 360 degree self-evaluation tool
• face to face Essential Units – ‘Introduction and Induction’, ‘Record, Retrieve and Research’, ‘Accountability’, ‘A
Team Approach’ and ‘Group Evaluation’
• online Elective Units – ‘Clerking Governing Body Panels’, ‘Governing Body of a Church School’, ‘An Introduction
to Academies’ and ‘Multi School Settings’
Participants are required to undertake a minimum of one Elective Unit, but can complete as many as they would
like. Scholarships will be available - the value of the scholarship has not yet been released but these are likely to
be in line with previous scholarships.
For more information please email [email protected]
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Governor and Clerk Training
Conference Programme
Our Conference Programme is an ideal opportunity to explore new ideas and
initiatives in governance at a county wide level. It offers governors and clerks a
variety of opportunities for learning and development through workshops and
keynote speakers. Conferences are also an excellent means of meeting other
governors to share both local and national best practice.
Essex Clerks’ Conference
Target Audience: This conference will give clerks from all phases of school (whether Maintained Schools or
academies) the chance to explore their professional role and broaden their knowledge,
understanding and skills, and is a valuable opportunity to network with other clerks.
In response to feedback from clerks, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share good practice.
The programme has been formulated in response to the changing landscape of education and we are pleased to
welcome Graeme Hornsby as our opening speaker. Graeme is currently a School Business Manager in an academy
but has been clerking for a number of years in both maintained schools and academies.
Term
Date
Summer Thu 23 June 2016
Title
Essex Clerks’ Conference
Half Day Conference for Special
School Governors
Start FinishArea
09:00 14:30 Colchester
NEW FOR
AUTUMN
2016
Target Audience: All special school governors. Governors whose schools have an enhanced provision, members
of PRU management committees and any governors taking a lead for SEN provision.
This half day conference will give special school governors a chance to explore their professional role and broaden
their knowledge, understanding and skills, and is a valuable opportunity to network with other governors. Topics
will include:
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•
•
•
the role of governors in supporting the development of school-led SEN effectiveness
meeting an increasingly complex range of need
monitoring, quality assurance and inspection – the role of governors
implications of the reforms set out in the white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere- academies and MATs
A light lunch is included. To book visit EEScpdportal.org
Term
Date
Autumn Sat 24 Sept 2016
Title
Start FinishArea
Half-Day Conference for Special School Governors 09:00 13:00 Chelmsford
Secondary Governors’ Conference
Following feedback from secondary governors, we are pleased to confirm that planning is underway for a second half
day conference for secondary governors. Details to follow later in the term.
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Governing Body Development Sessions
Research has shown that training for individual governing bodies, involving all
governors’ has a significant impact on the effectiveness of the governing body as
a whole. Governors are strongly recommended therefore to take full advantage of
a 2 hour Governing Body Development Session (GBDS).
The following is a comprehensive selection of development sessions to choose from, which can be adapted to suit
your governing body’s specific needs.
Please note that most of the two hour training workshops in this training brochure can also be delivered as
in-house sessions for your governing body. If you would like to invite other governing bodies to your GBDS, you
should contact [email protected] to discuss.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us on [email protected]
GBDS sessions must be taken between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.
Please book by 31 December 2016; we cannot guarantee tutor availability if you book after this date.
How to Become Outstanding – and Stay There
Based on national research, this session will explore the key characteristics of Outstanding schools and
examine the comparative criteria for Good and Outstanding judgements in the Ofsted evaluation schedule.
It will also provide the opportunity to reflect on your own school’s position and the governors’ role in driving
school improvement.
How to Ensure you are an Effective Governing Body
Effective governing bodies hold the school to account for standards, finances and overall performance. This
session will help you explore what accountability and effectiveness means in your school and how the governing
body can meet the challenges of this critical role.
Preparing for Ofsted
Governors need to understand the process of an Ofsted inspection in order for them to support their school
effectively. They also need to make sure that they are meeting their statutory obligations and fulfilling their duties.
This session is for governors and staff and is packed with information, but also has time for attendees to ask
questions and to reflect on their own preparation for inspection.
Succession Planning - Getting a Head Start
Successful governing bodies are clear about how they see the school moving forward. Where do you see your
school in five years’ time and what type of headteacher will be right to help you achieve this? At the end of
the session you will have a clear vision for your school, the type of headteacher you want to work with and an
understanding of the different styles of leadership. You will take away an overview of the recruitment process and
know who to contact to help you take this forward when you are ready to recruit a new headteacher.
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Understanding Progress
Governors, working with school leaders, are responsible for the achievement of all pupils, with a firm focus on
disadvantaged children. This session ensures governors can interpret their own school’s performance data,
understand how this informs the steps that can be taken to improve, and explores with the senior leadership team
how pupil progress can be monitored.
Governing Body Self-Review: How Well
Does Your Governing Body Know Itself?
REVISED FOR
2016
A facilitated session with an experienced governor tutor which will give governing bodies an
opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses: resulting in an action plan for their own development. This
course offers you a valuable opportunity to take a step back from busy meetings and evaluate the effectiveness of
our governing body. To be effective this session needs the participation of the majority of your governing body.
Engaging with Parents and Carers
How do we go about identifying and making available the information that parents and carers want and need?
This session will help governors understand what parents and carers need to know and how they can make this
information available, as well as exploring issues around engaging the full range of parents and carers.
Developing your School’s Ethos, Vision and Strategy
Governors and staff need to share a common vision for the future if they are to move forward successfully together.
This facilitated session will help you clarify your goals and ensure that you are all working towards them together.
This session needs to involve both governors and staff to be fully effective.
Narrowing the Gap
This session will help you reflect on best practice in using Pupil Premium funding effectively, while understanding
the governors’ role in monitoring its impact, and knowing the key questions to ask about how the Pupil Premium is
being used in school.
Making Effective Governor Visits
An interactive training session aimed at developing a policy and protocols for governors’ visits. This useful session
works best if members of the leadership team are involved to ensure everyone is clear and in agreement about the
governors’ strategic role when making monitoring visits to the school.
How Well do you Value Your Children?
REVISED FOR
2016
This workshop will provide governors with an understanding as to what is required to support
schools in promoting the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of pupils, including the
contribution of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) and the promotion of British Values.
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Governing Body Development Sessions continued
The Secondary Curriculum and the Role of the
Governing Body
This workshop will cover the statutory requirements for the curriculum including new secondary curriculum
provision. Governors will consider the curriculum provision in their school and their role and responsibilities
around providing a broad and balance curriculum.
How Effective is Safeguarding in
Your School?
NEW FOR
2016
This facilitated workshop will help you reflect on the effectiveness of safeguarding and how governors and the
senior leadership team can create a positive safeguarding culture in your school. It will include what is meant
by safeguarding, the statutory role and responsibilities of the governing body, application and effectiveness
of safeguarding policies and procedures and safeguarding children from specific circumstances such as
radicalisation, e-safety, child exploitation and female genital mutilation.
Joining or Forming a Multi Academy
Trust (MAT)
NEW FOR
2016
Are you becoming an academy or discussing converting to academy status?
In the white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere, the government outlines its plans for moving to a system
where every school is an academy, or be in the process of converting, by 2020. Many of these will be operating
within multi-academy trusts (MATs).
This facilitated workshop will help you explore the options for your school, including the principles of academy
status and multi academy trusts, the process towards becoming an academy and the implications of converting.
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Additional Services
In addition to our training courses, we also offer the following services:
Director’s Briefing (Free of charge)
Target Audience: All governors, although the focus will be primary. Primary LA governors are expected to attend
to raise their awareness and understanding of educational developments and Council priorities.
This will enable them to be properly informed when debating priorities at school level.
A key area for discussion at the summer term briefing will be the implications of the reforms set out in the
government’s white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere.
These are important opportunities for discussion and to explore local and national developments. Do take the
opportunity to be part of the debate.
If you have questions you would like the Director to address at the briefing, please send them to:
[email protected] by Fri 29 April 2016.
To book: EEScpdportal.org
Term
Summer
Summer
Summer
Summer
Date
Wed 4 May 2016
Mon 9 May 2016
Tue 10 May 2016
Wed 11 May 2016
Title
Director’s Briefing
Director’s Briefing
Director’s Briefing
Director’s Briefing
Start
19:00
19:00
19:00
19:00
FinishArea
21:00 Pitsea
21:00 Chelmsford
21:00 Colchester
21:00 Saffron Walden
Clerks’ Briefings (Free of charge to subscribing schools)
These popular briefings for clerks, held at the beginning of each term, give
useful guidance on issues that governors will need to consider each term as
well as providing an opportunity to network and share good practice.
Available to non-subscribing schools as pay-as-you-go.
I rely on these valuable
sessions to keep up-to-date.
Thank you, I could not do
the job without these.
To book: EEScpdportal.org
Governors’ e-Learning (GEL) (Free of charge to
subscribing schools)
Working in partnership with the Eastern Leadership Centre’s Governors’
e-Learning (GEL), we are pleased to provide access to a suite of online
training workshops for governors to access at their own pace and
convenience. An improved and revised GEL website launches in April
2016. All learning modules have been updated and have a new look
and there are 15 new clerking modules.
Fantastic tool; modules are
very easy to follow with
lots of extra information. I
strongly recommend GEL to
all governors.
Governors of subscribing schools can register for the new system at www.gelregistration.co.uk Please note that
since GEL moves to a new platform in April, existing GEL users will also need to register for the new site. The
existing GEL website will still be available until the end of May 2016 at www.elc-gel.org After this, the current site
will transition to the new platform for all users.
For non subscribing schools interested in subscribing to GEL as a stand-alone purchase, please contact
[email protected]
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Additional Services continued
Reviews of Governance (Charged-for service)
Tailored to the your needs of the governing body, a
Review of Governance, led by an experienced and
trained expert, identifies what the governing body does
well, what needs improving and recommends specific
actions for improvement. The charge for a standard
review of governance is £895. If you are interested in
additional follow up contact [email protected]
EESforschools.org to discuss.
The recent external review of the
governing body has helped governors
understand their role more clearly.
Members understand the need to make
better use of the skills they bring to
the school, and are fully committed to
improving pupils’ education
Clerking Agency (Charged-for service)
A good clerk can transform the way your governing body works, positively impacting on overall school
effectiveness. Essex Education Services (EES) provides fully trained clerks who deliver a high quality service. Our
focus is on supporting the work of your governing body in three main areas: promoting high standards of pupil
achievement and welfare, ensuring statutory requirements are met and looking after the administration of the
governing body, offering advice and acting as information managers.
If you think your governing body would benefit from the services of an agency clerk please contact
[email protected]
Safer Recruitment (Charged-for service)
Safer recruitment training, whilst no longer mandatory for schools and governing bodies is recommended by the
Local Authority as the best way of ensuring your panel has the most up to date advice and guidance on the latest
safer recruitment practices. We continue to recommend that a recruitment panel must have at least one member
who has completed the training.
This full day safer recruitment workshop, costing £170 per governor, builds on those reports and
recommendations, and forms part of schools’ safeguarding procedures as required by Ofsted.
To book visit EEScpdportal.org
School Effectiveness+ (SE+) (Charged-for service)
School Effectiveness+ is a complete system for improving school effectiveness. At its heart, lies the SE+ SelfEvaluation Portal which you use to evaluate your school and governing body against The 25 Characteristics
of High-Performing Schools, based on national and international research. Support is provided by a team of
highly-trained SE+ Advisers who will coach you through self-evaluation, education data, stakeholder views and
comparisons with other schools. For further information visit us at EESforschools.org/SEplus
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Safer Recruitment Refresher (Charged-for service)
Since 2010, it has been mandatory in Maintained Schools and advisory in Academies for recruitment panels to have at
least one member who has completed appropriate Safer Recruitment Training. There is no requirement to renew this
training, but policy and practice change over time and up to date knowledge is essential in this important area.
This course is designed for those that have completed the full certificated Safer Recruitment Training but who
now want to refresh their knowledge of best practice and be up to date with the latest developments. It is
recommended that refresher training is undertaken every 3-5 years. To book visit EEScpdportal.org
Learning outcomes
At the end of the session participants will understand:
• the latest statutory guidance on keeping children safe in education
• the latest best practice guidance and information on pre-employment checks
• the information necessary to ensure that their practice is current and effective
Practical Guide to Disciplinary Hearings
(Charged-for service)
The discipline and dismissal of staff is one of the most important and difficult matters headteachers and governors have
to deal with. It is important to make the right decision not only for the employee but also to protect the employer from an
Employment Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal. Everything can affect the fairness of the outcome from the quality of the
investigation, the procedures followed, the quality of the evidence and the conduct of the hearing itself.
This training session will take the form of a disciplinary hearing – with delegates taking the roles of employee, employer
and decision makers – fully supported by HR Advisors throughout. For those who are new or unfamiliar with disciplinary
hearings this course will build knowledge and confidence in handling this process.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the session participants will understand:
• the importance of procedures and the consequences of getting them wrong
• how to prepare for and conduct a fair and effective HR hearing
• how to make fair and proper decisions
For more information contact [email protected]
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Terms and Conditions
Event bookings
• An acknowledgement email is sent following a booking request to the CPD leader and the delegate.
• The current status of bookings can be found by logging into your account on the EES Training website.
• All cancellations or change of date must be made in writing.
• Cancellations made less than four weeks prior to the start of the event may be subject to a cancellation charge
depending on timescale and resources committed.
• We cannot offer any refunds for non-attendance on the day although schools are free to send an alternative
delegate.
• Refunds do not apply to individual sessions of an event.
• We may have to cancel events at short notice as a result of unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to
cancel or reschedule an event at any time. We will always try to inform delegates of any changes as soon as we
are aware of them.
Have you registered?
If you haven’t already registered as a new user using a unique email address, please do so as all communications
are sent by email and we will only accept bookings associated with a registered account.
The benefits of registering are:
• you can view an up-to-date directory of courses
• book places online with ease - you do not need to be an IT expert!
• receive updates regarding your booking(s)
• you can check the details of courses you are booked on at any time
• access your own CPD record at any time
• receive alerts for training opportunities that match your needs
• downloadable programmes, resources and certificates
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Quick Steps for Governors
How to register
1. Click the New User link on EEScpdportal.org
2. Complete the New Online User form and click Submit.
3. Tick the Subjects and Target audiences of interest to you.
How to search for Governor courses
1. Login and click on the Search Events tab.
2. Search for the course title or enter Governor in the
Keyword field.
3. Click the Search button
How to book on a course
1. Login and click on the Search Events tab.
2. Use the Search facility to find a course. Click Request a place.
3. Complete the form. Click the Submit button.
How to download course certificates
Available approximately two weeks after the event.
1. Click on My CPD Online tab
2. Click on Events Attended in My CPD Online – Events
3. Click
Download Certificate
If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact us at [email protected] or call us
on 033301 39834.
For training queries you can contact us in the following ways
By email:
[email protected]
Visit our website:
EEScpdportal.org
By telephone:
03330 139834
For Governor Services please contact
By email:
[email protected]
Visit our web page:
EESforschools.org/governors
By telephone:
03330 139833
By post:
EES for Schools
Seax House
Victoria Road South
Chelmsford
CM1 1QH
EES for Schools is owned by Essex County Council
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