Leadership Training Programme 2019/20

This new programme has been added to the Learn Sheffield Subscription Offer for 2019/20.

The sessions are aimed at new, aspiring and existing leaders. The training is designed to provide induction training for those who are new to school leadership or refresher training for more experienced colleagues.

The themes are co-designed with school leaders and focus on the practical aspects of leaders’ roles. The programme will grow through the year as additional sessions are identified and added.

Subscribing schools will have unlimited access to the programme. For non-subscribing schools each session will be charged at £95 per person.

Exclusions
Course Overview Session Information

This session will cover the very strict legal requirements that all Headteachers must follow in relation to fixed term and permanent exclusions. It will include the procedures for decision making and communication with parents. We will specifically look at the procedure for managing permanent exclusions for which Headteachers have sole responsibility. This will be an informal interactive session and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Date 12 November 2019
Time 9.00-10.30am
Venue Learn Sheffield (Newfield site)
Course Lead John Bigley
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Sheffield Education Landscape
Course Overview Session Information

This session attempts to map the fragmented education landscape to provide colleagues with a clearer understanding of the many partners with whom schools work. This will include Sheffield City Council and other public services.

The session will be accompanied by a presentation that colleagues can take away and there will be opportunities for discussion.

Date 2 December 2019
Time 4.00-5.30pm
Venue Learn Sheffield (Newfield site)
Course Lead Stephen Betts
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Sheffield Education Landscape
Course Overview Session Information

This session attempts to map the fragmented education landscape to provide colleagues with a clearer understanding of the many partners with whom schools work. This will include Sheffield City Council and other public services.

The session will be accompanied by a presentation that colleagues can take away and there will be opportunities for discussion.

Date 5 December 2019
Time 8.30-10.00am
Venue Learn Sheffield (Newfield site)
Course Lead Stephen Betts
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Health & Safety
Course Overview Session Information

Managing health and safety well can bring many benefits to you, your staff and also the rest of the school community. It is important that you have clear arrangements in place for managing health and safety, and, as a Headteacher, understand your role, responsibilities and accountabilities. Getting health and safety leadership right is about managing risk sensibly. This short briefing session outlines your duties under health and safety legislation, the benefits of managing health and safety well; the potential consequences when it goes wrong and dispels some of the myths associated with “’elf and safety gone mad…”

Date 11 December 2019
Time 3.30-5.00pm
Venue Learn Sheffield (Newfield site)
Course Lead Claire Hallam / James Kitchen
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School Admissions & Appeals
Course Overview Session Information

This session will cover the legal framework that governs schools admissions and appeals. We will also explain the role of the Local Authority in co-ordinating the admission and appeal procedures, responsibilities of Headteachers and the specific requirements for schools that are their own Admission Authority such as Academies and Aided Schools. This will be an informal interactive session and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Date 14 January 2020
Time 9.00-10.30am
Venue Learn Sheffield (Newfield site)
Course Lead John Bigley
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Governance
Course Overview Session Information

This session will focus on the role of school governors and trustees in leading the school and providing strategic oversight, taking into account the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The session will look at the key features of effective governance and ways in which heads can successfully work with governors to provide great leadership for schools.

Date 22 January 2020
Time 10.30-12.00pm
Venue Learn Sheffield (Yewlands site)
Course Lead Andy Wynne
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Financial Benchmarking
Course Overview Session Information

This session will provide an overview of school and academy finances and the tools available to support with financial benchmarking, including an introduction to "Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning". This will be an informal interactive session and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Date 29 January 2020
Time 4.00-5.30pm
Venue Learn Sheffield (North Hub) Yewlands Academy
Course Lead Morag Somerville
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Tribunals / Legal
Course Overview Session Information

This session will cover practical real life examples of situations / scenarios when schools have needed legal advice and support to include:

  • Disability discrimination and SEND Tribunals
  • Uneconomic contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Subject access requests, repetitive and vexatious requests and the ICO
  • Parental complaints
  • Nuisance on school premises – how to deal with warring parents
  • Support during an HSE investigation
  • Behaviour, discipline and exclusions
  • Trespass on school land
  • Employment issues
  • Collaboration, federation, schools companies
  • The School Trip to Paris that goes wrong!

We will also be discussing with you:

  • when it would be appropriate to seek legal advice and support
  • What sort of support from legal services would you like to see?
Date 4 February 2020
Time 8.30 - 10.30am
Venue Learn Sheffield
Course Lead Nadine Wynter
Service Manager (Lawyer) [15 years’ experience of education law/ Deborah Eaton (Solicitor) External Client Relations Manager (13 years’ experience of education law, former Chair of Governors and NLG and a Member of the Minerva Learning Trust)
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Premises
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Time TBC
Venue TBC
Course Lead TBC
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Sheffield Education Landscape
Course Overview Session Information

This session attempts to map the fragmented education landscape to provide colleagues with a clearer understanding of the many partners with whom schools work. This will include Sheffield City Council and other public services.

The session will be accompanied by a presentation that colleagues can take away and there will be opportunities for discussion.

Date tbc
Time tbc
Venue tbc
Course Lead tbc
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