Ealing governance training Summer - do not forget to book!

07 May 2021

Here is a reminder to book on our online governor / trustee and clerk courses for Summer 2021

Click on the course titles below to book via CPD online.

Chairs'/lead governors online briefing Thursday 27 May 2021 6-7.30pm

These half termly online sessions are aimed at experienced governors who may be chairs and/or leads in key strategic priority areas. They aim to provide an opportunity for governors to share good practice as part of a networking opportunity. Each session will have a structured format focusing on core functions of governance and self review. There will also be an opportunity to hear about key local and national changes/issues (hot topics) and an update on ELP.

The session will include:

  • COVID-19 updates including summer schools and changes to Pupil Premium
  • Changes to the Ofsted handbook and inspections
  • HT and teacher appraisal reminders from our learning conversations session 27 April

What next for governance - beyond Covid? Part 1 - Monday 7th June 2021, Part 2 Wednesday 9th June 6-7.30pm

This two part session aims to provide an opportunity for governors to share their experience of the year, hear about practice in different GBs and consider how they will manage meetings and functions in 2021/2. The sessions will consider:
Has governance changed? Reminder of the key roles and responsibilities of governance
The impact of COVID on governance and changes/adjustments that you have made.
Governance practicalities – key responsibilities and how to continue them in current climate
Governance beyond COVID – where do we go from here?

Clerks induction/refresher Tuesday 15th June 2021 12-1pm

This session is an induction for new clerks and is also a great refresher for existing clerks who wish to update their knowledge on new guidance and legislation.
This programme provides opportunities share best practice, practical tools and information to help to maximise the effectiveness, confidence and impact of clerks.
Professional-quality clerking is about much more than taking minutes to record the discussions and decisions of the board. It is also about providing governing boards with expert advice on governance, procedures and compliance and directly contributing to its efficient conduct. The voluntary nature of governance makes it all the more important that boards conduct their business efficiently to make the best possible use of everyone’s time

ESCP: Internet Safety, CEOP – ThinkUknow Wednesday 16th June 10-2.30pm

This course is part of the CEOP 'ThinkUKnow' training and aims to safeguard children's use of the internet. This is online / e safety training is suitable for governors with a safeguarding or e safety role / on relevant committee / chair etc. The objectives of the training are to: •

  • Describe the role of CEOP and the different areas in which the organisation works
  • Describe the Virtual Global Taskforce and the Report Abuse mechanism
  • Identify areas where the Report Abuse button can be found
  • Highlight the potential risks young people may face online
  • Describe the technologies and functions • Outline the specific risks associated with different types of new technologies
  • Understand the range of resources available for different age groups
  • Understand and know how to use/gain resources

NGA website and Learning link orientation Tuesday 22nd June 2021 1-2pm

As part of your NGA membership this year the NGA have kindly agreed to run a FREE virtual session to help governors and clerks to find their way around the website and Learning Link, and offer some suggestions about how you can maximise their use of the resources at their disposal. The session will be delivered by Simon Richards NGA Regional Governance Development Lead.

Chairs'/lead governros & clerks learning conversations - joint session Tuesday 23 June 2021 6-7.30pm

This joint session with chairs/lead governors and clerks aims to provide an opportunity to share good practice as part of a networking opportunity for collective problem solving / mutual sharing and help. This event is free for all ELP schools.

Ofsted and the prevent duty - training for headteachers and governors Monday 28th June 2021 4.30-6pm

Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Act) places a duty on specified authorities, such as schools, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism- this is known as Prevent Duty.
Ofsted “inspectors will consider the extent to which leaders, managers and those responsible for governance ensure that arrangements to protect children and learners meet statutory requirements…. including the prevention of radicalisation and extremism”. (Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings May 2019; updated Sept 2019)
The aim of this training is to ensure that head teachers and governors are clear about how to develop a whole school approach to the Prevent duty in order to safeguard pupils and meet Ofsted requirements.
School headteachers and governors are encouraged to access the Home Office e-learning training on Prevent prior to attending- Prevent Awareness eLearning

Governing board structures; planning for the future Tuesday 29th June 2021 6-7.30pm

Preparing your board for the future. This interactive workshop is based on NGA’s guidance to support succession planning, and will cover topics such as establishing a culture of succession, using a succession cycle, developing governors and ensuring leadership of the board. The workshop will explore what good chairing looks like, the barriers to succession and ways to overcome the common barriers. Every delegate will receive a copy of “Preparing your board for the future”.
Session aims:
To understand the importance and principles of succession planning
To define an effective culture for succession
To reflect on barriers to succession and develop a succession strategy.
The session will be delivered by Simon Richards NGA Regional Governance Development Lead

Safer recuritment training Wednesday 30th June 2021 9am- 5pm

Safer Recruitment Training (SRT) aims to:- 1) Give participants an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour. 2) Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people. 3) Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting. 4) Help participants begin to review their own and their organisations policies and practices with a view to making them safer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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