Events

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

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

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

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

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

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

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

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

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

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

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

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

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

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

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

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org

SIAMS: The Process and Preparation

The aim of the course

This module will cover everything you need to know about the SIAMS process. It will take you through all the practicalities step by step covering such things as timings, how to prepare, what the day will look like, what you can use as evidence, who will need to do what, what questions might you be asked and what do you do with the report afterwards?

Programme includes:

  • Familiarisation with the current SIAMS framework and self-evaluation material.
  • An overview of the process from the initial email to the final feedback meeting.
  • Suggestions on how to be prepared for inspection.
  • An understanding of the role of Governors in the process and some ideas about monitoring.
  • A chance to ask questions about the process and talk to others who have been through the process.

This course is suitable for all Governors whether you are a Foundation Governor or not.

Course Leaders: Joanne Daly / Robin Sharples

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

Becoming an Effective Governor

Ofsted’s current 14 criteria for governance raise significant new and refined challenges. That number increased from 9 to 14, and the next framework (in development now) is not expected to, in any way, reduce the relentless focus on governance.

New aspects include reference to the agenda which has become known as ‘British values’; an explicit requirement for a very active transparency towards stakeholders; an expectation that governors do not confine their influence to within the school grounds; and an expectation that Governors regularly review whether they are in fact hindering the school’s progress by their lack of expertise and knowledge. The Governors Handbook (January 2015) identifies that ‘High quality induction and continuing professional development is vital to equip governors with the skills they need…’

Becoming an Effective Governor examines the key roles and responsibilities for Governors within a Church School setting. Using presentation and discussion it provides:

  • Opportunities for Governors to explore their understanding.
  • The balance of support and challenge required for senior leaders.
  • The key questions to ask.
  • What, using national research, effective governance looks like in our schools today.

This module is a priority for all recently appointed governors and to enable all Governors to remain up to date with the current educational landscape.

Course Leaders: Sarah Thomas/Elaine Skinner

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