The aim of the course:
‘The role that governance plays in ensuring that every child receives the best possible education has never been more important. We should not underestimate just how vital the role of governors and trustees has become in helping to raise standards. It is also why Ofsted now shines a brighter spotlight on the effectiveness of governing boards, and reports on their performance and their impact in greater detail. In short, the role is so important that amateurish governance will no longer do. Good will and good intentions will only go so far. Governing boards made up of people who are not properly trained and who do not understand the importance of their role are not fit for purpose in the modern and complex educational landscape.’
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools – Nov 2015)
HMCI’s recent instructions to inspectors to ‘shine a spotlight’ on Governance reinforces the key strategic work of governing bodies and the pivotal part that they play in the creation of good and outstanding schools. The inspection handbook has now been in operation for 12 months and our experience of the way the inspection workforce has applied the handbook and inspected governance has grown. We are clear that there is no let-up in the importance governance has in the leadership of our most effective schools. The expectations for the role and function of Governors is woven throughout the leadership and management section and we are clear of the way this needs to impact on the work they do.
This briefing will help give governors an overview of the inspection framework and its impact on their work.
- An overview of the focus to the 2015 framework on governance and an awareness of the implications for schools and Governors.
- Understanding of how Ofsted focuses on governors in holding schools to account and challenging leaders.
- Opportunities to discuss and ask questions from our experienced school inspectors.
This course is suitable for governors, senior leaders and Head Teachers of primary and secondary schools.
Course Leaders: David Cousins/Frances Bartlett
Cost: SLA schools: £45, or as part of Excellence in Governance package: £499 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)
For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org