Leadership CPD

Leadership CPD 2023/24

Local Leadership CPD Aspiring Leaders Programme
Local Leadership CPD

The Leader CPD Programme 2023/24 is 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. Additional sessions may be added throughout the year.

This programme will consist of a mix of online and in-person sessions.

Subscribing schools (to either Learn Sheffield or RoSIS) will have unlimited access to the programme, although some sessions are place specific. For non-subscribing schools each session will be charged at £95 per person, with the exception of Safer Recruitment for School Leaders which is charged at £150 per person.

For any queries, please contact enquiries at enquiries@learnsheffield.co.uk.

Admissions & Appeals

Course Overview

An overview of the statutory framework for managing school admissions & appeals. This session will cover:

  • The responsibilities on the Local Authority and on the schools - The Admission Code of Practice
  • When Admissions occur
  • Key statutory dates
  • Co-ordination
  • Delayed/Deferred entry to Reception
  • Summer Born children
  • In-Year admissions
  • When a parent can appeal
  • The Appeal Panel
  • The process for hearing an appeal
  • The role of the Local Authority and school
  • The legal status of an appeal panel decision
Date Venue  
Cohort 1
1 November 2023
9.30-11.00am
Online Finished
Cohort 2
28 March 2024
3.30-5.00pm
Online Finished

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Core Ofsted Training (for those new to headship or those requiring a refresher)

Course Overview

This session will cover the following:

  • The school inspection handbook and any changes.
  • Timing of inspections.
  • Different types of inspections and their features (especially graded and ungraded inspections).
  • A typical inspection – what happens before an inspection starts (the phone call, website check, etc)?
  • What happens on day 1 and day 2 of an inspection?
  • How can leaders get involved in an inspection?
  • How can I prepare for an inspection?
  • The quality of education and deep dive activities – expectations. Some key documents to refer to.
  • Key messages.
Date Venue  
Cohort 1
17 November 2023
9.00-12.00pm
Albion House Finished
Cohort 2
17 November 2023
1.00-4.00pm
Albion House Finished

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Data Protection Essentials for School Leaders

Course Overview

The Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 is now more than five years old, and the data protection landscape continues to change, with new challenges and risks for schools and trusts to deal with in protecting the personal data of our communities, staff and stakeholders. This session will cover the principles of the legislation and the practical steps that schools and academy trusts need to take to ensure compliance with the DPA also discuss some of the key issues that school may face, including Subject Access Requests and Data Breaches.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
31 January 2024
1:30-3:00pm
Online Finished

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Exclusions

Course Overview

An overview on the statutory framework for managing permanent exclusions. The session will cover:

  • The statutory framework for exclusions
  • Factors to consider before making a permanent exclusion
  • The role of the Headteacher/Principal
  • Communication with parents
  • Timescales
  • The role of the Governing Body (Governors Discipline Committee)
  • Independent Review Panel/SEN representatives
Date Venue  
Cohort 1
23 November 2023
9.30-11.00am
Online Finished

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Preparation for an Ofsted Inspection (for those headteachers that are due for inspection this academic year)

Course Overview

This session will cover the following:

Any updates re inspections worthy of sharing (from Ofsted conference or school inspections).

Time will be spent working through aspects of a typical Graded inspection and discussing the activities, such as:

  • Deep dives.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Behaviour and attitudes.
  • Personal development.
  • Early years.
  • Pupil and staff discussions.
Date Venue  
Cohort 1
26 September 2023
9.00-12.00pm
Albion House Finished

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Prevent

Course Overview

Local Prevent Briefing for Sheffield School Leaders (Suitable for Headteachers, Safeguarding Leads and Governors.)

The Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015 placed a statutory duty on schools and other public bodies to safeguard vulnerable individuals from radicalisation. It is essential that schools in all phases understand their Prevent responsibilities and are aware of the current local and national context. This session will focus on highlighting current risks, local Safeguarding processes, resources available to schools, and advice from Ofsted. This session is aimed at both new and existing leaders and may replicate some material from earlier training sessions.

Bespoke sessions for Early Years Providers are available – for further information please contact prevent@sheffield.gov.uk.

These briefings are free for all Sheffield schools and academies.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
9 October 2023
9.30-11.00am
Online Finished
Cohort 2
27 November 2023
3.30-5.00pm
Online Finished
Cohort 3
25 January 2024
3.30-5.00pm
Online Finished
Cohort 4
11 March 2024
9.30-11.00am
Online Finished
Cohort 5
30 April 2024
9.30-11.00am
Online Finished
Cohort 6
20 June 2024
3.30-5.00pm
Online Sign Up

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Safer Recruitment

Course Overview

This Safer Recruitment course is designed for all staff involved in school recruitment. The course will look at the ways we can identify and deter unsuitable candidates, while embedding a strong safeguarding ethos into the culture of your school.

KCSIE 2023 states that ‘those involved with the recruitment and the employment of staff to work with children [should] have received appropriate safer recruitment training’, and schools are expected to be able to demonstrate this to Ofsted. This course is accredited by the Safer Recruitment Consortium and has been updated to take into account recent legislative changes.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
10 October 2023
9.00am-4.30pm
Learn Sheffield Finished
Cohort 2
17 January 2024
9.00am-4.30pm
Learn Sheffield Finished
Cohort 3
20 May 2024
9.00am-4.30pm
Learn Sheffield Finished

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Single Central Record Workshop for Business Managers and Office Staff

Course Overview

This half-day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the requirements of the Single Central Record, as well as covering in detail the required vetting checks for all adults working or volunteering in your school. It addresses a number of common misconceptions and gives delegates the opportunity to discuss learning points from recent Ofsted inspections. Though ideal for new office staff, it also serves as a helpful refresher for more experienced school administrators.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
18 October 2023
9.15am-1.00pm
Learn Sheffield Finished
Cohort 2
6 February 2024
9.15am-1.00pm
Learn Sheffield Finished
Cohort 3
21 June 2024
9.15am-1.00pm
Learn Sheffield Sign Up

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