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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
Short URL https://schools.ealingcpd.org.uk/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=16918 
Event code SCH 20/385 
Event description

Online Training for new and recently appointed school governors

This course is in two parts, delivered via Zoom, each lasting between 90 – 120 minutes. It has been put together and will be led by governor trainer and consultant, Andrew Dodge, a school governor and chair himself, with experience in infant, primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academy.

As well as some presentation, these online sessions will endeavour to be interactive and include activities and group discussion. The content is structured around the Three Core Functions of school governance described in the DfE Governance Handbook and covers everything you need to know in order to “hit the ground running” and become an effective member of your governing body team.
You will gain all the essential information about schools and the education system including jargon-busting, types of school, categories of governor, the curriculum, assessment and Ofsted inspection. You will explore what governors do and, equally important, what they should not do, with tips on how to maintain a strategic focus and avoid getting involved in the day-to-day, operational running of the school.

Core Function 1 – Clarity of Vision, Ethos and Strategy includes values and vision, self-evaluation and improvement planning.

Core Function 2 – Holding the Headteacher to Account covers the headteacher’s report, interpreting data, advice on visiting the school and the sort of questions to ask when schools are operating normally. This session will also cover governors’ accountability during school closure and the essentials to focus on.

Core Function 3 – Overseeing the Financial Performance of the School explores how governors ensure public money is well spent.

You will learn about governors’ statutory duties and how to engage effectively with parents, pupils and staff.

Above all, the course should leave you motivated and inspired to contribute to your governing body thereby improving the education of the pupils at your school.

Part 1 Tuesday 19th May 2020 - 6-8pm
Part 2 Wednesday 20th May 2020 - 6-8pm

More details on the virtual training access will follow once you have registered your place.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us governors@ealing.gov.uk

Training objectives

Course Objectives

•        To gain an overview of the education system and understand the new developments currently underway within it

•        To understand the main roles and responsibilities of a school governor, particularly in improving the school

•        To enable participants to contribute meaningfully and effectively to their school and governing body as quickly as possible

Target Group

New and recently appointed governors. 

Key stages
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Subject areas Governor training
Target audience Governors: All, Governors: Clerks
OFSTED areas Quality of leadership and management in the school
Professional Standards
Admin contact Michelle Waters (watersm@ealing.gov.uk)
Event Commissioner Tina Birch (tbirch@ealing.gov.uk)
Andrew Dodge
Course Costs
Standard cost£92.00
CPD/Training SLA£0.00
CPD/Training SLA£0.00
Start date Tuesday 19 May 2020
Times 18:00 - 20:00
Number of sessions This event has 2 sessions. Click here to view session information.