BPN Governor Extension workshops

Our governor development sessions are a great way to put in place a structured and cost effective governor development plan for the year.

These three hour interactive twilight workshops have been designed and developed by our team of National Leaders of Governance to provide governing bodies with access to high quality training in five key areas of learning need.

Each 3 hour twilight session led by an expert facilitator will cost £350.

 

An effective governing body

Description

Learning outcomes

This training workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of the core roles and functions of an effective governing body. It will allow you to reflect on your performance, identifying what you do well and next steps for development.

 

On completion of the workshop delegates will:

  • have a greater understanding of the three core functions of the governing body
  • explore their role in carrying out these functions
  • understand their strategic role, including to challenge the school to bring about improvement and hold leaders to account for performance
  • enable governors to reflect on whether they have the skills to carry out their role
  • begin planning changes necessary to improve their effectiveness

 

Creating the vision and setting the strategic direction of the school

Description

Learning outcomes

This workshop will allow you to reflect on the vision the governing body wants for the school and to understand the process of developing a challenging and ambitious shared vision.

On completion of this workshop delegates will:

  • have had an opportunity to reflect on the vision they want for the school
  • understand the part other stakeholders play in establishing a vision
  • begin to plan how to involve other stakeholders in the process
  • understand how the governing body sets the school’s strategic framework
  • understand the governors’ role in the school improvement plan and in the school’s self-evaluation processes

 

Preparing for Ofsted

Description

Learning outcomes

This training workshop will increase your awareness of the changes in the latest Ofsted framework and enable you to prepare for an Ofsted inspection. There will be practical opportunities to explore the questions likely to be asked of governors, prepare for interviews and practise the appropriate answers.

On completion of this workshop delegates will:

  • have a better understanding of the latest Ofsted framework
  • understand the governor’s role in terms of accountability, robust challenge, awareness of data and ensuring quality teaching and learning
  • be able to discuss confidently their governing role and show an understanding of their core functions and how this impacts on the school
  • have had the opportunity to engage in a mock Ofsted inspection interview, network, share experiences and encourage further collaboration.

 

Safeguarding

Description

Learning outcomes

This training workshop will provide you with an understanding of your responsibilities for safeguarding children.

On completion of the workshop delegates will:

  • understand the meaning of safeguarding and child protection
  • have an understanding of the statutory guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education” 2014 and “Working Together to Safeguard Children”
  • understand the governing body requirement to ensure that the school has policies and procedures in place to comply with this guidance
  • understand the importance of safer recruitment practices (this is not safer recruitment training)
  • understand the importance of working with other organisations, share and receive information about individual children in order to protect them from harm
  • understand the place of safeguarding within the Ofsted inspection process and the latest changes in the framework published in July 2014.

 

Understanding the revised Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice

Description

Learning outcomes

The training workshop will provide you with an understanding of some of the key changes and implications of the revised Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice, ensuring that you are able to provide robust challenge in relation to the provision for children with SEN and disabilities.

On completion of this workshop delegates will:

  • have a better understanding of the four areas of need
  • have had the opportunity to consider how school provision fits within the Local Offer
  • be familiar with the Learning Outcomes relevant to the National Award for SEN Co-ordination
  • be able to discuss confidently the school SEN Information report
  • understand the governor’s role in terms of accountability and robust challenge, relevant to provision for SEN and Disabilities

 

How to apply

Please complete our online registration form below.

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