Events

Appeals Briefing

 

Appeals Briefings 2019

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

 

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

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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.

Participants 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: Robin Sharples / + 1 adviser

Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

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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/Ruth Bennie

Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

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The Role of the Clerk

The role of the clerk, supporting within a governing body, has never been more essential.

National guidelines and associations identify how a highly skilled clerk can be key to enabling a governing body to be effective in raising standards and enabling school improvement.

This module will look at the key skills, knowledge and competencies needed to be an effective and informed clerk.

This training is suitable for both new and experienced clerks

 

Course Leaders: Ruth Lockwood/ Ruth Bennie 

Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

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Good to Outstanding Governance

This module is aimed at governing bodies of schools who are aiming to become outstanding. It is an interactive session that will enable governors to understand how inspectors judge outstanding governance and what this means in practice.

It looks at the features of outstanding governing bodies, including the criteria that have been highlighted in recent governance reports under the latest inspection frameworks. It involves work on the descriptors for outstanding leadership and management, the latest publications on governance, suggestions for high quality monitoring and reporting arrangements and an opportunity to assess your governing body against both the criteria to enable your governing body to become outstanding.

The module will focus on:

  • An overview of the current Ofsted Framework
  • An awareness of the implications for Governors.
  • Knowing what outstanding Governing Bodies are organised and work.
  • Knowing what is expected of Governors’ monitoring and evaluation routines.
  • A chance to discuss, ask questions and consider the evidence needed with our experienced school inspectors and advisers

This course is suitable for governors, senior leaders and Headteachers of primary and secondary schools.

Course Leaders: Sarah Thomas / Frances Bartlett

Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

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