Governance Training 2019/20

The Learn Sheffield Governance Training & Development Offer for the 2019/2020 school year has been developed further by using the feedback from last year and we are confident that it offers excellent value for money and a comprehensive offer to all schools and academies.

To download the original PDF document click on the image to the left. As new events have been added these will only appear on the webpages below.

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Overview Online Learning Package Safeguarding Training Bespoke Training

Overview

This is the Learn Sheffield Governance Training & Development Offer for the 2019/2020 school year. It has been developed further by using the feedback from last year and we are confident that it offers excellent value for money and a comprehensive offer to all schools and academies.

As previously, the offer will be delivered by a wide range of quality assured providers including, amongst others, The National Governance Association (NGA), Teaching Schools, National Leaders of Governance, Universities and Learn Sheffield’s own team. We believe it constitutes an offer by the city to the city, and is an excellent example of Sheffield’s school led system at work.

Governance Offer

Booking Places

Booking places for specific sessions is quick and easy. Following the positive feedback from this year we will continue to use Eventbrite via this website. This enables colleagues to find the session they wish to attend and book a place online. They will then receive a confirmation email and a reminder prior to the training.

Information can also be accessed via the Learn Sheffield website, by phone (0114 250 7417) or by email (governance@learnsheffield.co.uk).

 

Induction Training

The programme of training sessions below is aimed at new governors – one consisting of two evening sessions and three full day Saturday cohorts, which will enable you to complete the training in a single day.

The programme is relevant for governors from all phases and settings. The programme aims to support new governors to better understand:

  • The role of governing bodies and why they exist
  • How to be an effective member of a governing body
  • The key roles and responsibilities of governing bodies in contributing to school improvement
  • The different and complementary roles of the Headteacher and the governing board
  • Roles of different stakeholders and their relationship with the governing board

 

Induction for New Governors Programme
Cohort OneBook Now   Cohort TwoBook Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
Saturday

12 October 2019
9.30-4.00pm
  Learn Sheffield Hub (Yewlands) Session 1:
6 November 2019
5.00-8.00pm
Session 2:
13 November 2019
5.00-8.00pm
Cohort Three Book Now   Cohort Four Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
Saturday
25 January 2020
9.30-4.00pm
  Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
Saturday
16 May 2020
9.30-4.00pm

 

Cost – This training is included (no additional cost) if you have subscribed to the Learn Sheffield subscription offer which includes the governance training package. For non-subscribing schools the cost will be £190 per person, which includes both sessions (either over two twilights or one full Saturday).

Governor & Trustee Induction – E-Learning Programme

The governance training & development offer also includes the following e-Learning induction courses for new governors. These courses can be taken as an alternative to face to face learning, or as a supplement. There are 8 core modules available to study together with more than forty additional modules. The eight core modules are:

  • Governance: Your role, your responsibilities, your organisation
  • Your organisation: Understanding school structures and what children should learn
  • Strategy: Living your values, reaching your vision, managing the risk
  • Progress and attainment: using data to improve educational outcomes
  • Resources: Making the most of what you’ve got
  • Working Together: Building the team and improving the organisation
  • Compliance: Assuring your organisation, keeping it safe, secure and solvent
  • Effectiveness: Governance making an impact, changing lives

Click here for more details about NGA Learning Link.

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Development Training & Seminars

A programme of training sessions and seminars has been designed to support the development of governors, trustees and board members.

  • The training is spread throughout the school year, generally in the form of twilight sessions.
  • The venues are distributed across the city, including city centre locations.
  • Some training will have more than one cohort each year and additional cohorts will be offered where demand is high.
  • Many of the options have more than one session to attend – booking online for session one will automatically include booking all of the sessions.

Cost - This training is included if you have subscribed to the Learn Sheffield subscription offer which includes the governance training package. For non-subscribing schools the cost will be £95 per person per session.

Academy Financial Guidance – The Role of the School Governor

Course Information

This course will help academy trustees to understand their roles and responsibilities as far as finance is concerned, specifically relating to the academy funding agreement and the Academies Financial Handbook which set out the specific responsibilities of the board of trustees.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Learn Sheffield (Newfield) Session 1:
25 February 2020
6.00-8.00pm
  Learn Sheffield (Yewlands) Session 1:
12 May 2020
6.00-8.00pm

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Appraisal / Performance Management for Headteachers & Principals

Course Information

This course will explain the role and duties of governors in performance management of head teachers and principals. It will cover the aims and purpose of Head Teacher Performance Management and the process, regulations and timescales that govern the annual performance management cycle. The course will enable governors to be clear about roles and responsibilities of the key people involved, including the head, governors and external advisors.

Governors will gain an understanding of target setting and the relationship between performance targets and pay, as well as the steps that governors should take where they have concerns about a head teacher’s performance.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Silverdale School Session 1:
12 November 2019
6.30-8.00pm
  Silverdale School Session 1:
4 May 2020
6.30-8.00pm

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Chair & Vice Chair Development / Effective Leadership

Course Information

As effective leadership is such a broad and important subject in the context of school governance in both maintained schools and academies, each cohort will need to attend two sessions:

Session one will focus on ‘Chair and Vice-Chair Development’. Session two will move on to consider ‘Effective Leadership’.

The sessions will be delivered though a mixture of pre-course work, short presentations, focussed discussion and use of unique source materials.

Session 1 “Chair and Vice-Chair Development”
This session will explore the role of Governors in school leadership. We will consider

  • how best to build a successful partnership with the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team,
  • how to support governors to become an effective Governing Body, and
  • how to establish systems to capture Governor impact to demonstrate good leadership to OFSTED

The session will be tailored to the participants needs and will be suitable for established and new Chairs and Vice-Chairs.

Session 2 “Effective Leadership”
This session will explore the Governor’s role in School Leadership. We will consider

  • the challenge of balancing support to the Head and Senior Leadership team with being a critical friend
  • the need for strategic thinking and avoiding spending time on operational matters
  • building a team of governors that understand the School and its challenges

The session will be tailored to the participants needs and will be suitable for any Governors with an interest in leadership.

Information about the Trainer, Dr K Smith
Dr Kev Smith is Chair of St Marie’s School, Sheffield where he has been a foundation governor for eight years. During his time as chair he has appointed a new head and deputy and led the school through a successful OFSTED process. He is a senior civil servant and consultant in public health. He has hosted international conferences on public sector leadership and is part of a research team that has published a number of articles on leadership. He is a visiting lecturer at universities in Sheffield, Leeds and York.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Notre Dame School Session 1:
5 November 2019
6.00-8.00pm
  Notre Dame School Session 1:
16 June 2020
6.00-8.00pm
Session 2:
19 November 2019
6.00-8.00pm
Session 2:
30 June 2020
6.00-8.00pm

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Clerk Development

Course Information

The role of Clerk to Governors has evolved and developed and is so much more than preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes. This seminar will explore the responsibilities of Clerks, the skills needed to undertake the role and good practice advice, with a focus on the DfE Clerks Competency Framework.

The seminar will be delivered though a presentation and focussed discussion. The seminar is for Clerks to Governors, those thinking about undertaking the role of Clerk and governors who would like to learn more about the responsibilities and duties of Clerks.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
22 January 2020
6.00-8.00pm
 
Session 2:
29 January 2020
6.00-8.00pm

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Cultural Education Seminar – Information for Governors

Course Information

This seminar will include the latest information about the Sheffield Cultural Education Partnership and the opportunities that this presents for schools and academies. It will also consider the key quality principles that underpin a strong cultural education offer, and the role of governors in developing great practice in schools.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
21 January 2020
5.30-7.00pm
 

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Early Years Seminar: What Does High Quality Provision Look Like?

Course Information

This course will provide an overview of the curriculum and statutory requirements and will enable governors to gain an understanding of the 7 areas of learning and the characteristics of effective learning used in EYFS. We will also look at the four themes of the EYFS that underpin all the guidance.

We will look at teaching and play – a balancing act – at how children learn and the impact of teachers’ interactions and enabling environments on a child’s development.

The course will examine effective ways of achieving high levels of involvement and sustained shared thinking, looking at the Ofsted definition of “teaching” and the tools that practitioners employ to ensure children have the best start in life and the opportunity to thrive.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Dobcroft Infant School Session 1:
12 March 2020
6.00-8.00pm
 

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Governance in Faith Schools

Course Information

This training is designed to support governors and trustees with the opportunities and challenges of governance is faith schools. The session will be delivered by a colleague from the catholic sector who is highly experienced in both school leadership and governance, but will also have relevance to those who are engaged in governance of schools in a variety of faith settings.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
30 April 2020
6.00-7.30pm
 

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Governance in Multi Academy Trusts (MATs)

Course Information

This course aims to create a common understanding amongst governors (at whatever level) of the governance implications of being part of a MAT. Through input and group discussion we encourage them to consider the government’s expectations for schools becoming MATS, as well as the reasons why some schools are choosing to form or join MATs.

The course will enable governors to consider the changes that will take place in school management and governance when joining a MAT and the leadership and governance structures that operate in MATs, as well as the expectations of governors in the trust (both at trust and local governing board level). Drawing on lessons and common challenges experienced by new and existing MATs, governors will be able to consider the options, opportunities and consequences involved in becoming part of a Multi Academy Trust.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
18 May 2020
6.00-8.00pm
 

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Governing Board Self-Evaluation

Course Information

It is essential for the Governing Board to reflect on its own effectiveness including the effectiveness of its processes and structures. This will assist in building relationships and improving accountability, and will enable the board to ensure that there is a clear distinction between strategic and operational leadership. It will also assist in setting the tone and culture of the board.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
St Thomas of Canterbury School Session 1:
4 February 2020
6.00-8.00pm
 

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Governor Responsibilities for Data Protection in Schools (GDPR)

Course Information

This session will provide governors with an overview of school and governors’ roles around Data Protection and Freedom of Information against the background of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May 2018.

The session will support governors in understanding the school’s responsibilities as a data controller and will cover best practice in drafting and updating policies and procedures, managing information risks and also in dealing with information requests and data breaches.

The session will be delivered by a Certified GDPR Practitioner who acts as a Data Protection Officer for a number of schools in Sheffield.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
12 February 2020
6.00-7.30pm
 

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Governors Roles in Exclusions

Course Information

This course is specifically designed to ensure that governors are able to fulfil the key role of deciding whether an excluded pupil should be reinstated. Based on schools’ experiences at Independent Review Panel (IRP) meetings over the last 24 months and with interactive elements, this course aims to set the context of behaviour and exclusions for governors ensuring that the Governing Body Discipline Committee (GBDC) can avoid common pitfalls in reviewing a Head teacher’s decision to exclude a pupil. A detailed and considered review by the GBDC significantly reduces the risk of a successful challenge at an IRP. By the end of this course you should also be ready to face the scrutiny of the IRP and able to robustly defend your head teacher’s decision. You will also gain an overall understanding of the recent changes introduced into the new statutory guidance dated September 2017.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
TBC Session 1:
5 February 2020
5.30-8.00pm
 

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Health & Safety Training for School Governors

Course Information

By the end of this short course, governors will have a clear understanding of the role of the employer in managing health and safety in school and in particular, the role of governors. The course will enable governors to gain an understanding of how health and safety is enforced under current legislation. Governors will also consider the importance of risk assessment.

The course will also enable governors to understand where they can go for support and advice in effectively managing health and safety in school.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
18 March 2020
6.00-7.30pm
 

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Making Sure that Money is Well-spent

Course Information

This course aims to create a common understanding amongst governors (at whatever level) of the governance implications of being part of a MAT. Through input and group discussion we encourage them to consider the government’s expectations for schools becoming MATS, as well as the reasons why some schools are choosing to form or join MATs.

The course will enable governors to consider the changes that will take place in school management and governance when joining a MAT and the leadership and governance structures that operate in MATs, as well as the expectations of governors in the trust (both at trust and local governing board level). Drawing on lessons and common challenges experienced by new and existing MATs, governors will be able to consider the options, opportunities and consequences involved in becoming part of a Multi Academy Trust.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
25 November 2019
6.00-8.00pm
 

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MATs Governance for Clerks

Course Information

This session is aimed at giving Clerks the information they need about the differences between maintained schools and academies and how this may impact on their roles and responsibilities.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
24 March 2020
10.00-2.30pm
 

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Mental Health Seminar / How Schools Can Support Mental Health and Wellbeing

Course Information

The importance and profile of issues around mental health and well-being have grown in recent years and there has been a growing recognition of the role that schools can play in supporting and promoting positive mental health and well-being, both for pupils and also for staff. This course will look at the current picture in the children and young people and will enable governors to consider how best schools can support pupil and staff mental health. At the end of the course, governors will be equipped to ask the right questions of senior leaders and ensure that appropriate policies and practices are in place in schools and academies.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Tapton School Session 1:
3 March 2020
6.00-8.00pm
 

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Pupil Premium Seminar

Course Information

This course will enable governors to consider the key issues in monitoring the effectiveness of the school in improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, for whom the school receives extra ‘Pupil Premium’. The course will look at why gaps in achievement exist and will help governors to understand how academic achievement of disadvantaged pupils can promote social mobility. The course will help governors to more effectively monitor the effectiveness of pupil premium spending in the school, including ensuring that Pupil Premium reports clearly demonstrate that the school is focusing on the needs of disadvantaged pupils.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
King Ecgbert School Session 1:
6 February 2020
6.00-8.00pm
  King Ecgbert School Session 1:
6 May 2020
6.00-8.00pm
Session 2:
5 March 2020
6.00-8.00pm
Session 2:
20 May 2020
6.00-8.00pm

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Research Led Practice Seminar

Course Information

One of the city’s priorities in education is to promote research and evidence-based practice in schools and settings. This course will look at research based learning and help governors to understand what it is and to consider examples in which research-led practice is used to improve schools. The course will enable governors to understand the role of the governing body in promoting and monitoring a research-led approach.

This session will be delivered by Alastair Gittner – Research Lead for the Sheffield Associate Research School.

The session will:

  • introduce delegates to the work of the Research School network
  • give delegates an overview of the educational research and summaries that already exist to support different aspects of school improvement
  • guide governors in the challenge that they can bring to senior management teams in relation to their use of the existing research to support school improvement
Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Notre Dame School Session 1:
3 March 2020
6.00-8.00pm
 

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Responding to Complaints to the Governing Board

Course Information

All schools will receive concerns or complaints from parents or other stakeholders at some time. It is important therefore that governors attend training to ensure that complaints are dealt with appropriately. This course will look at the roles and powers of the Headteacher and the Governing Board when handling both informal and formal complaints from parents or other members of the community. This session will include effective practice in the early stages of a complaint to ensure that it is handled appropriately in order that it is resolved satisfactorily.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
13 January 2020
6.00-8.00pm
 

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Safer Recruitment – Accredited Training for School Governors

Course Information

This Safer Recruitment course, delivered by accredited trainers from Sheffield City Council is designed for governors who are involved in recruiting people to work in schools. The course will look at the ways we can identify and deter unsuitable candidates whilst embedding safeguarding into the culture of your school.

It is a statutory requirement that all maintained school appointments have at least one person on the recruiting panel who has undertaken this training, schools are expected to demonstrate that this is the case as part of the current Ofsted inspection framework. Academies are also expected to demonstrate their commitment to Safer Recruitment as outlined in the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007. After completing this training, delegates will receive the required statutory accreditation.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Moorfoot Learning Centre Session 1:
8 November 2019
9.00-5.00pm
  Moorfoot Learning Centre Session 1:
26 February 2020
9.00-5.00pm
Cohort Three Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Moorfoot Learning Centre Session 1:
2 June 2020
9.00-5.00pm
 

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Special Educational Needs & the SEND Code of Practice / Inclusive Schools

Course Information

This course will provide an overview of the SEND code of practice and will enable governors to gain an understanding of recent changes to the code of practice. The course will consider the implications for schools of this legislation and provide an opportunity for governors to discuss and share their response to these expectations.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
19 November 2019
6.00-8.00pm
 

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The New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework – Governing Body Preparation (Primary)

Course Information

This session will update governors on the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and the changes that have been introduced in the new updated 2019 framework. The course will provide an insight for governors/trustees so that you can be effective in ensuring that your school/academy is well prepared for an inspection. Courses are available for all sectors – Primary, Secondary and SEND Specialist schools and settings.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
22 October 2019
5.30-7.00pm
  Learn Sheffield Hub (Yewlands) Session 1:
26 March 2020
5.30-7.00pm

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The New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework – Governing Body Preparation (Secondary)

Course Information

This session will update governors on the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and the changes that have been introduced in the new updated 2019 framework. The course will provide an insight for governors/trustees so that you can be effective in ensuring that your school/academy is well prepared for an inspection. Courses are available for all sectors – Primary, Secondary and SEND Specialist schools and settings.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
09 October 2019
5.30-7.00pm
  Learn Sheffield Hub (Yewlands) Session 1:
11 March 2020
5.30-7.00pm

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The New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework – Governing Body Preparation (Special)

Course Information

This session will update governors on the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and the changes that have been introduced in the new updated 2019 framework. The course will provide an insight for governors/trustees so that you can be effective in ensuring that your school/academy is well prepared for an inspection. Courses are available for all sectors – Primary, Secondary and SEND Specialist schools and settings.

Cohort One Book Now    
Venue Date/Times      
Learn Sheffield (Newfield) Session 1:
14 October 2019
5.30-7.00pm
     

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Understanding School Data (Primary)

Course Information

This course is aimed at primary governors and will help governors to understand schools published data. The course will include two sessions.

Session one will look at at the Ofsted Inspection Dashboard and session two will focus on Analyse School Performance.

Governors will become familiar with the layout, structure and key data messages from their school’s data. This will help governors to pose appropriate challenging questions about pupil performance so that they can effectively carry out their key role of holding the school leadership to account.

Cohort One Book Now   Cohort Two Book Now
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
12 November 2019
5.30-7.00pm
  Learn Sheffield Hub (Yewlands) Session 1:
4 February 2020
5.30-7.00pm
Session 2:
21 November 2019
5.30-7.00pm
Session 2:
13 February 2020
5.30-7.00pm

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Understanding School Data (Secondary)

Course Information

This course will enable secondary governors and trustees to understand the key accountability measures for Secondary Schools including Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures and to gain an insight into the assessment regime at GCSE. Governors will gain an understanding of the reporting of performance data for both in-year and summer outcomes. This will include training on the inspection dashboards and the Analyse School Performance site (RAISE Online replacement).

Cohort One Book Now    
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
25 March 2020
5.30-7.30pm
     

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Understanding School Data (Special)

Course Information

This course will provide governors with an understanding of how outcomes for pupils with SEND are measured and will ensure that governors have an understanding of how progress is measured for pupils with SEND. The session will support governors in understanding impact of strategies on outcomes for pupils with SEND.

Cohort One Book Soon   Cohort Two Book Soon
Venue Date/Times   Venue Date/Times
TBC Session 1:
TBC
  TBC Session 1:
TBC
Session 2:
TBC
Session 2:
TBC

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Young Carers Seminar: Best Practice for Identifying & Supporting Pupils

Course Information

The course will help governors to gain an understanding of the reasons why children and young people are caring, the types of care they provide, the indicators of being a young carer, and the impact this can have on them. We will look at recent changes in legislation and local policy affecting young carers. The session will also provide useful information on best practice and free resources for identifying and supporting young carers in your school.

Cohort One Book Now  
Venue Date/Times  
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield) Session 1:
30 January 2020
5.30-7.00pm
 

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Online Learning Package

All subscribers to the Governance Training Offer get access to the NGA Learning Link, which provides online training for governors, trustees, directors, school clerks and school leaders. The platform can be accessed via any online device, including mobile or tablet devices. This package can be purchased for £350pa by non-subscribing schools

NGA Learning Link

 

E-LEARNING FOR GOVERNORS, TRUSTEES AND CLERKS

NGA Learning Link is a flexible e-learning solution to help governors, trustees, chairs and clerks develop their governance skills and knowledge.

Learn Sheffield is working with NGA and Virtual College, one of the UK’s top e-learning providers, to deliver accessible, engaging and convenient e-learning. NGA Learning Link provides schools with an important insurance policy to ensure that governors can access vital training as and when they need it. With 24/7 multi-device access to modules, learning can be completed anytime, anywhere and at any pace to suit you.

Access a catalogue of over 50 interactive online training modules to help you develop your governance skills and knowledge, covering 11 key areas of governance:

  • Structures, roles and responsibilities
  • Good governance
  • Vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Pupil success and wellbeing
  • Collaborating with partners
  • Executive leaders
  • The best use of resources
  • Compliance
  • Chairing
  • Clerking
  • MATs

Benefits include:

  • A certificate of achievement with every module
  • Secure access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Multi-device access – desktops, tablets and smartphones
  • Tracked learning – revisit content, take a break or pick up where you left off
  • A dedicated support service

Coming soon:

  • 9 bite-sized modules presented in a variety of formats covering topics containing practical advice, perfect for refreshing your knowledge on a topic or completing just in time for a visit, panel or meeting
  • A new module covering succession planning , which will help learners to understand the importance and principles of succession planning

 

NGA Leading Governance

 

NGA Learning Link

For more information about Leading Governance, visit:
http://www.nga.org.uk/LeadingGovernance.aspx

For more information on NGA Learning Link and the courses available, visit:
http://www.nga.org.uk/ConsultancyandTraining/NGA-Learning-Link-e-learning/Learning-Link-modules.aspx

Governors in subscribed schools who want to register to access this resource, visit:
https://nga.vc-enable.co.uk/Register

 

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Safeguarding Training

We have not included safeguarding training elsewhere in this offer because we would want all Sheffield governors to access their safeguarding training through the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership. This ensures that, in this critical area, there is consistency of message and procedure across the city.

A summary of the available training for Sheffield governors, directors and trustees is below, along with the link to the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership website for up to date information.

Safeguarding Governors Training

This training is required for all Safeguarding Governors but is also useful for other members of the Governing Body. It is not the same as the ‘whole-school’ Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training, although governors are welcome to attend this with their school.

The training will use local and national guidance to discuss:

  • Definitions of safeguarding children & young people and the Governing Body Safeguarding Role (this is available on the policies and procedures page for education settings
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures in schools
  • Safer schools and safer recruitment and allegations against staff
  • Requirements for staff safeguarding training
  • Ofsted Inspections
  • The Headteacher’s Annual Report to Governors
The training dates for the academic year 2018-19 are:
Training Date Times Venue
9 October 2019 5.00–8.00pm High Hazels Academy, Fisher Lane, S9 4RP
19 November 2019 10.00–1.00pm Conference Suite, Floor 2, Moorfoot Building, S1 4PL
30 January 2020 5.30-8.30pm St Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Firshill Crescent, S4 7BX
27 February 2020 5.30–8.30pm Birley Spa Primary Academy, Jermyn Crescent, S12 4QE
27 April 2020 5:30–8:30pm Deepcar St John’s CE Junior, St Margaret Avenue, Deepcar, S36 2TE
24 June 2020 5.30–8.30pm Lower Meadow Primary, Batemoor Road, S8 8EE

 

To apply for a training place, please complete and submit the electronic booking form.

If you need to discuss your training needs further you can speak to the training team or your Safeguarding Children Advisor. Their contact details are near the bottom of this page: Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership.

 

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Bespoke Training

Learn Sheffield can provide bespoke governance training for schools and academies. This can include organising for a session in this booklet to be delivered on site or designing and delivering a bespoke session to meet the specific training needs of a governing body or trust boards. This bespoke training is not part of the subscription offer and will therefore carry an additional cost, with the price being dependent on the delivery required. Learn Sheffield can also offer mentorship or consultancy packages to support the development of governance.

Examples of Bespoke Training

  • Performance Management / Appraisal.
  • Ofsted Preparation.
  • Bespoke Training Session.
  • Consultancy Session.
  • Succession Planning.
  • Support for Chairs Package... mentorship package or 1:1 consultancy session.
  • Support for Clerks Package... mentorship package or bespoke training packages.

Governance Briefings

Regular briefing sessions which are free to all governors and trustees, are designed to keep everyone involved in governance up to speed. These briefings will summarise key local and national content, so that those involved in governance in Sheffield are well informed and supported. When additional briefings are added, in the same way that Prevent briefings have been for example, these will generally either be free or at a nominal additional cost.

 

Workshop Venue Dates/Times
Autumn Term
Governance Briefing
City Centre TBC 6 November 2019
6.00-8.00pm, buffet and networking from 5.15pm

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Spring Term
Governance Briefing
5 February 2020
6.00-8.00pm, buffet and networking from 5.15pm

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Summer Term
Governance Briefing
13 May 2020
6.00-8.00pm, buffet and networking from 5.15pm

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