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ODBE Excellence in Governance – Becoming an Effective Governor

This module will develop an understanding of the key roles and responsibilities of governors in a church school and how to fulfil these expectations in all aspects of school life. We will refer to what is meant by upholding the distinctive Christian foundation and relate this to the statutory frameworks of both SIAMS and Ofsted. This module is suitable for both new and experienced governors. It is highly recommended that all new governors complete this training as part of their induction process.

Course Leaders: Ruth Bennie & Marion Standing

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement and £100 (+ VAT) for non SLA schools

To book: please click the link below.

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ODBE Excellence in Governance – The Role of the Governing Body in an Ofsted Inspection

Governors come under scrutiny during an Ofsted inspection of their school and are evaluated against leadership and management. This module will give you an overview of the current Inspection Framework, its implications for schools, leaders and managers, and what your school needs of you. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss and consider the evidence used by inspection teams and to ask questions of current inspectors who will be running the course.

Course Leaders: Jackie Cousins & Karen Metcalfe

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement, and £100 (+ VAT) for non-Service Level Agreement schools

To book: please click the link below.

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ODBE Excellence in Governance – Good to Outstanding Governance

This module looks beyond the Ofsted criteria for outstanding governance and challenges governors to explore what this means in practice, in their distinctive context. We explore the components of the work of highly successful governing bodies and the practical steps along the journey to enabling this for your own school. This module gives time for discussion and planning, enabling governors to work to an ‘outstanding’ level.

Course Leaders: Toby Long & Frances Bartlett

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement, and £100 (+ VAT) for non-Service Level Agreement schools

To book: please click the link below.

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ODBE Excellence in Governance – The Role of the Clerk: Session Two

Two separate sessions consider the essential role of the clerk supporting within a governing body. Session one will look at the key skills, knowledge and competencies needed to be an effective and informed clerk. This training is suitable for new clerks or those who would like to refresh their knowledge. Session two will look more specifically at the clerking of panels and is suitable for new and experienced clerks.

Course Leaders: Ruth Lockwood & Ruth Bennie

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement, and £100 (+ VAT) for non-Service Level Agreement schools

To book: please click the link below.

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ODBE Excellence in Governance – Headteacher Appraisal

Schools need to undertake the appraisal of their headteacher to ensure that improvements to the outcomes for all the children and young people in the school continue. Alongside this, headteacher appraisal is a vital tool in prioritising your duty of care to your headteacher’s wellbeing. This module will help you to understand how to undertake this key task and how the ODBE can support you through the process. It will identify the key features of the process and the differing roles of appointed governors, headteacher and adviser.

Course Leaders: Frances Bartlett & Chris Price-Smith

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement, and £100 (+ VAT) for non-Service Level Agreement schools

To book: please click the link below.

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ODBE Excellence in Schools – School Appeals Briefing

Appeals Briefings 2020

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

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: £55 (+ VAT)
Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £95 (+ VAT)

To book: https: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – School Appeals Briefing

Appeals Briefings 2020

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

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: £55 (+ VAT)

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £95 (+ VAT)

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Governance – Being a Chair of Governors

This module will focus on supporting new and aspiring Chairs of Governors in the many tasks and skills required in leading a governing body in a church school. Utilising the Diocese’s ‘Right Programme’, attendees will be helped to understand statutory requirements and consider key insights into how to lead a governing body successfully to ensure excellent challenge and support. Suitable for new or aspiring chairs and vice chairs of boards or committees.

Course Leaders: Ruth Bennie & Marion Standing

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement, and £100 (+ VAT) for non-Service Level Agreement schools

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – School Appeals Briefing

Appeals Briefings 2020

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

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: £55 (+ VAT)

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £95 (+ VAT)

To book: https: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Governance – SIAMS: The Process and Preparation

This course will cover everything that governors need to know about the new SIAMS schedule. We will look in detail at the inspection process including timings, self-evaluation, the process before and on the day, plus the report format. Delegates will gain a clear picture of what is expected of governors and how to best support the school through what can be a very rewarding process.

Course Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement, and £100 (+ VAT) for non-Service Level Agreement schools

To book: please click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Governance – Becoming an Effective Governor

This module will develop an understanding of the key roles and responsibilities of governors in a church school and how to fulfil these expectations in all aspects of school life. We will refer to what is meant by upholding the distinctive Christian foundation and relate this to the statutory frameworks of both SIAMS and Ofsted. This module is suitable for both new and experienced governors. It is highly recommended that all new governors complete this training as part of their induction process.

Course Leaders: Ruth Bennie & Marion Standing

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement and £100 (+ VAT) for non SLA schools

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

ODBE Excellence in Schools – 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 Leader: Jane Maharry, Premises Officer, with support from School Business Managers

Cost: Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: £55 (+VAT) per delegate, Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £95 (+VAT) per delegate

To book please click the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk