Events

Primary Headteachers Performance, Resilience & Support 2017 – 18 Day 3

MAIN PROGRAMME

 

Following the success of the Performance, Resilience and Support Programmes previously, we are currently leading several courses this year that enable all school leaders attending to pause and reflect on their personal professional journey and spiritual leadership as well as sharing strategies for coping with the challenges of headship. As a Diocese, we continue to be committed to this work and to providing this opportunity for more heads.

 

This ‘main’ programme is for those headteachers new to our Performance, Resilience and Support courses and consists of three full days that take place across the year. This support is continued for headteachers by them moving on to our ‘core’ programme the following year. Some headteachers have been working with these programmes for three years and are committed to continuing because they regard them as critical to their well-being as they carry out their challenging role.

 

We aim to make these all a time of personal development and renewal for all who attend.

 

 

Feedback from Headteachers attending our programmes includes:

“Best course of the year – a real highlight.” 

“I think this course should be compulsory for all headteachers for their well-being”

 “I arrived as tightly coiled as a spring and left with a better sense of perspective and reassurance

Follow Up Session 2 – 6th February 2018

Follow up Session 3 – 6th July 2018

Times for session 2 & 3 9.00am 4.00pm

Course Leaders: Diocesan Adviser Team and Chris Gothard – Well Being Consultant

Cost: Schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £240 (+VAT) for all three days

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Level Agreement £300 (+VAT) for all three days

Numbers are limited so Please book early for your place!

For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Admissions Briefing

 

Admissions Briefings 2018

This is a session for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the Admissions process.  It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.

 

These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and consult on the statutory timeline, between 1 October 2017 and 31 January 2018.

 

The briefing will comprehensively cover the development of high quality admission arrangements and the specific content required by law.  Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the purpose of admission arrangements, the freedom to include or exclude particular practices the procedure to follow for changing arrangements and an insight into the likely challenge.

 

Ø    To aid our presentation, do let us know of any particular areas of concern you might wish to raise prior to the briefings

Course leader: Christine Jones

Times (all venues: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm (approximately)

 

Cost: Schools in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £45 + VAT

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £110+ VAT

To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Admissions Briefing

 

Admissions Briefings 2018

This is a session for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the Admissions process.  It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.

 

These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and consult on the statutory timeline, between 1 October 2017 and 31 January 2018.

 

The briefing will comprehensively cover the development of high quality admission arrangements and the specific content required by law.  Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the purpose of admission arrangements, the freedom to include or exclude particular practices the procedure to follow for changing arrangements and an insight into the likely challenge.

 

Ø    To aid our presentation, do let us know of any particular areas of concern you might wish to raise prior to the briefings

Course leader: Christine Jones

Times (all venues: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm (approximately) 

Cost: Schools in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £45 + VAT

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £110+ VAT

To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Admissions Briefing

 

Admissions Briefings 2018

This is a session for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the Admissions process.  It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.

 

These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and consult on the statutory timeline, between 1 October 2017 and 31 January 2018.

 

The briefing will comprehensively cover the development of high quality admission arrangements and the specific content required by law.  Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the purpose of admission arrangements, the freedom to include or exclude particular practices the procedure to follow for changing arrangements and an insight into the likely challenge.

 

Ø    To aid our presentation, do let us know of any particular areas of concern you might wish to raise prior to the briefings

To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Headteacher Appraisal

Carrying out the Headteacher’s appraisal review is a major responsibility of the governing body, and should be performed by governors who have undertaken appropriate training.

We will show you how you can work with an experienced team of advisors to ensure that your statutory responsibilities for Headteacher appraisal are met and the best possible outcomes are achieved for all the children and young people in your school.

The course will:

  • Identify the key features of the process and the differing roles of appointed Governors, the Headteacher and the adviser.
  • Help you to understand the best way to undertake this key task so that the best possible outcomes are achieved.
  • Support you to write effective objectives for your headteacher
  • Familiarise you with the New Headteacher Standards January 2015.
  • Advise you on the procedure for making recommendations about the Headteacher pay to the Governing Body.

Course Leaders: Joanne Daly/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)

To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Managing Premises & Capital Projects

This module will explore both the general responsibilities that the governing body and school staff have for the management of their school premises along with specific advice on the management of capital projects. 

It will give the opportunity for participants to ‘manage’ two virtual school building projects from conception to completion.  Participants will be guided through the relevant steps and provided with guidance on statutory requirements and checks.  Areas to be covered will include: 

  • Project planning
  • Applying for funding
  • Drafting specifications and managing statutory requirements: CDM regulations, H&S, insurances
  • Dealing with challenges during a project
  • Managing ‘snagging’ and project close

Participants will be encouraged to discuss past experiences and share learning with others.

It is hoped that the case study approach will make the training realistic and accessible. 

Course Leaders: Jane Maharry (Premises Officer) with support from School Business Managers

Time: 1.00-4.00 pm

Cost: Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: £30 (+VAT) per delegate

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £50 (+VAT) per delegate

 

For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Head Teacher Recruitment & Succession Planning

Appointing a new Head Teacher is probably the most important task that a governing body undertakes. There is a considerable body of evidence indicating that the quality of a school’s head teacher is the single most significant factor in its success. Appointing a high-quality head to lead teaching and learning in your school is something under the direct control of Governors that positively affects school improvement.

During this session we will be looking at:

  • Steps in the Head Teacher recruitment process
  • Defining your school’s needs
  • Attracting the best candidates
  • Selection
  • Appointment
  • Induction

AND considering the questions and actions governors can take to sustain effective leadership over time.

Course Leaders: Eileen Northey/Chris Price – Smith

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: training@oxford.anglican.org

Appeals Briefing

 

Appeals Briefings 2018

These are sessions for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the appeals process.  The aim of these evening briefings is to refresh and update those tasked with administering or presenting their admissions authority at an appeal.  There will be the opportunity look at the School Admission Appeals Code and to consider the documents needed and how you can best support the school’s case at an appeal.

 

During the session there will be a presentation, including time for discussions on various issues, including:

 

  • The list of documents required
  • Areas of concern regarding infant class size appeals
  • Issues to raise in Governors’ Statements
  • What and how much information an appellant can request from the school
  • Local Government Ombudsman and Education Funding Agency update
  • Concerns raised by the OSA

Course leader: Christine Jones

Times (all venues: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm (approximately)

 

Cost: Schools in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £45 + VAT

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £110+ VAT

Ø    To aid our presentation, do let us know of any particular areas of concern you might wish to raise prior to the briefings

To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Preparation for Ofsted Briefing

This briefing aims to:

 

  • Provide headteachers and senior leaders with an opportunity to focus on their preparations for a forthcoming Ofsted inspection against the current Framework
  • Enable leaders to prioritise and plan their final preparations with staff
  • Provide opportunity to ask questions of serving Ofsted Inspectors about

 

  • the inspection process
  • useful documentation
  • what to avoid

 

 

WOULD ATTENDEES PLEASE BRING THEIR OWN COPY OF THE OFSTED FRAMEWORK

 

Target Audience: Head Teachers and Senior Leaders in Primary Schools, Infant, Junior and First Schools

Governors may wish to join EiG module: The Role of the Governing Body in an Ofsted Inspection

 

Cost: Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: £35 (+VAT) per school (two attendees per school)

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £45 (+VAT) per school (two attendees)

 

If you would like to attend this training session please contact: Donna Finlay, Training & Events Administrator ( 01865 208272 or email training@oxford.anglican.org

Moving your School Forward

Continuously driving school improvement, in all its forms, is a significant pressure on today’s school leaders.  Finding the time and space to take an objective look at your current practice is equally tough and yet the expectations on leadership teams in schools remain high. This afternoon session will provide you with an opportunity to consider current research and best practice and offer you the scope to critically evaluate your own school’s needs in order to move your school towards greater success in the future.

 

A DBE team of advisers, including serving Ofsted and SIAMS inspectors will facilitate the session and we will consider together:

  • The demands of the Ofsted framework and its potential impact
  • The essential elements of great school improvement plans and processes
  • The crucial importance of you, as a leader, and how to look after yourself
  • How improvement can move towards transformation in your school

We have found schools benefit most from this session if the leadership team come together to reflect and evaluate. Time will be given throughout the afternoon to question, discuss and work together. If your team (or just you) need a chance to take a short time out of school, to network, question and learn, we’d love to see you!

 

Feedback from Moving Your School Forward

 “Very inspirational. Raised questions about what we do as a school and how we could do things better and gave direction of how to get there” 

“Good time for team to talk and reflect as to what are our next steps re: transformation”

“Thought provoking & informative whilst not being overwhelming”

 Course Leaders: Fiona Craig and members of the Diocesan Adviser team

Times: Lunch will be served from 12.30pm and session will start at 1pm -4pm 

Cost:  Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: Individual rate: £55.00 or teams of up to 3: £35 per person

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: Individual rate: £90.00 or teams of up to 3: £55 per person

For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Headteacher Induction for those New to Church School Headship – Session 2

The follow-up session in February will focus on practical issues and solutions to challenges that we meet in our schools. There will be opportunity for discussion and serving headteachers will present the views from their own schools.

Target Audience: All new church school headteachers

Headteachers attending Induction have said:

“Good opportunity to ask questions and to find out that others experiencing the same things”
“Informative, nurturing; well presented”

Course Leader: The Diocesan Education team

Follow up session – 16th March 2018 12.30pm – 4pm

Cost: Day 1 £55 (+VAT) to cover course materials and lunch Follow-up session £40 (+VAT) to cover course materials and lunch
For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Headteacher Induction for those New to Church School Headship – Session 2

The follow-up session in February will focus on practical issues and solutions to challenges that we meet in our schools. There will be opportunity for discussion and serving headteachers will present the views from their own schools.

Target Audience: All new church school headteachers

Headteachers attending Induction have said:

“Good opportunity to ask questions and to find out that others experiencing the same things”
“Informative, nurturing; well presented”

Course Leader: The Diocesan Education team

Follow up session – 16th March 2018 12.30pm – 4pm

Cost: Day 1 £55 (+VAT) to cover course materials and lunch Follow-up session £40 (+VAT) to cover course materials and lunch
For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org