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09
09 Jul
Schools Forum - 9th July 2020
Opening meeting - Schools Forum
14
14 Jul
THE EFFECTIVE CHAIR - Online Training for new, recently appointed and aspiring chairs of school governing bodies
Have you been asked to consider standing as chair or vice-chair of your governing body or to chair a committee? Is your current chair/vice-chair likely to stand down soon and you suspect you may be approached to take over? Have you considered standing but are not sure what is required and if you have the necessary skills? Are you already a chair and would like to learn new strategies and meet other chairs to share good practice? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then you should book on this interactive and highly recommended course as it is suitable for all current and aspiring governing body chairs, vice-chairs and committee chairs. The session will refer to the chair’s role in strategic leadership and in ensuring accountability and will offer opportunities to share experiences and good practice and examine, the skills required to chair a meeting effectively. Participants will be provided with online access to a range of useful templates and checklists. The course covers: - The role of the chair & vice-chair - what the chair does and how the work can be delegated including the division of responsibilities between chair, vice-chair and committee chairs - Managing relationships with governors – building, knowing and leading the team, inducting new governors, supporting governor development, succession planning - Managing the work of the governing body – planning the work, chairing effective meetings, good minuting, dealing with challenging situations - Managing relationships with the headteacher – establishing and maintaining an effective, professional relationship, clarifying roles, agreeing mutual expectations - Supporting strategic leadership and ensuring accountability – the chair’s role
16
16 Jul
THE EFFECTIVE CHAIR - Online Training for new, recently appointed and aspiring chairs of school governing bodies
Have you been asked to consider standing as chair or vice-chair of your governing body or to chair a committee? Is your current chair/vice-chair likely to stand down soon and you suspect you may be approached to take over? Have you considered standing but are not sure what is required and if you have the necessary skills? Are you already a chair and would like to learn new strategies and meet other chairs to share good practice? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then you should book on this interactive and highly recommended course as it is suitable for all current and aspiring governing body chairs, vice-chairs and committee chairs. The session will refer to the chair’s role in strategic leadership and in ensuring accountability and will offer opportunities to share experiences and good practice and examine, the skills required to chair a meeting effectively. Participants will be provided with online access to a range of useful templates and checklists. The course covers: - The role of the chair & vice-chair - what the chair does and how the work can be delegated including the division of responsibilities between chair, vice-chair and committee chairs - Managing relationships with governors – building, knowing and leading the team, inducting new governors, supporting governor development, succession planning - Managing the work of the governing body – planning the work, chairing effective meetings, good minuting, dealing with challenging situations - Managing relationships with the headteacher – establishing and maintaining an effective, professional relationship, clarifying roles, agreeing mutual expectations - Supporting strategic leadership and ensuring accountability – the chair’s role
20
20 Jul
THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF GOVERNORS - Online training session for school governors
The DfE’s Governance Handbook outlines three core functions of governance. The first of these is “to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,” which is also referred to in Ofsted’s expectations of governance. Strategic Leadership is also one of the key features of effective governance described in the DfE’s Competency Framework. This session explores how governors can fulfil this function. It is suitable for all governors and focuses on how they can appropriately and effectively contribute to the vision, values and strategic direction of the school. It will cover: - Shared values and ambitious vision - Self-evaluation - Improvement Planning - Resourcing - Appraisal - Planning to meet Statutory Responsibilities - Succession Planning - Evaluating and evidencing the strategic effectiveness of the governing board
15
15 Oct
Schools Forum - 15th October 2020
Opening meeting - Schools Forum