Governor Training Courses
We offer a number of courses ideally suited for governors. These courses are to give governors an understanding of what is expected of them and also give them the tools to be more effective in their schools. Please use the ‘book now’ tab to access our online sign-up system.
We are currently delivering all training by Zoom. Our Zoom protocols are here: LDBS Zoom Governor Training Protocols.
The list of courses below is updated regularly, so do remember to check back. You will be notified by email if a course is cancelled due to lack of participant uptake.
If you have a question about any of these courses, please email us.
For a full list of all our courses through the year can be accessed on our: courses page
An online booking link: ‘Book now‘ is next to each course description.
We will not be hosting training in person at Causton Street until the social distancing restrictions are lifted.
We will be holding a couple of twilight sessions over the Autumn and Spring terms – please see the calendars below to sign up.
|AUTUMN TERM 2021:
|13 Sep 2021||9am – 3.45pm||Safer Recruitment||via zoom||Book now|
|16 Sep 2021||10am – 3.30pm||Induction for New Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|24 Sep 2021||9am – 3.30pm||Leading in Partnership (for Heads or Deputy/Assistant Heads along with their Chair or Vice Chair)||via zoom||Book now|
|30 Sep 2021||10am – 12.30pm||Clerking in a Church of England Voluntary Aided school||via zoom||Book now|
|5 Oct 2021||1.30pm – 4pm||Headteacher Performance Management – the role of the governors||via zoom||Book now|
|7 Oct 2021||1.30pm – 4pm||Governors’ HR Responsibilities and STPCD||via zoom||Book now|
|13 Oct 2021||2pm – 4pm||Introduction to the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) (Governors only)||via zoom||Book now|
|14 Oct 2021||2pm – 3pm||SIAMS: A brief overview for school leaders (Heads and SLTs only) – (course delivered by Grow Education Partners)||Book now|
|14 Oct 2021||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 1: Understanding your school’s pay policy (topic 1 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
|19 Oct 2021||2pm – 4pm||Safeguarding Children – the governors’ role||via zoom||Book now|
|21 Oct 2021||1.30pm – 4pm||New Chairs of Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|2 Nov 2021||10am – 12.30pm||Governors’ HR Panel Hearings||via zoom||Book now|
|4 Nov 2021||5pm – 6.15pm (twilight session)||An Overview of the SIAMS Schedule (Governors only)||via zoom||Book now|
|9 Nov 2021||9.30am – 12.30pm||Mental Health First Aid Training (pay-for course delivered by Grow Education Partners) – Governors only need to book on session 1||Book now|
|16 Nov 2021||10am – 12noon||Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data||via zoom||Book now|
|1 Dec 2021||9am – 3.45pm||Safer Recruitment||via zoom||Book now|
|7 Dec 2021||10am – 12.30pm||Parents’ and Carers’ Complaints to Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|16 Dec 2021||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 2: Creative collaboration through shared school organisational models (topic 2 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
It may be likely that some of the SPRING TERM governor training sessions will also need to be held remotely via Zoom due to social distancing restrictions. At the moment, will be holding all but one governor training sessions remotely via Zoom.
We are keeping a close watch on the pandemic guidelines and will make a final decision by the end of the October half term.
We will also be updating our training topics schedule, so please check this page regularly in the weeks ahead.
|SPRING TERM 2022:
|11 Jan 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 3: Staff reorganisations (topic 3 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
|20 Jan 2022||10am – 3.30pm||Induction for New Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|8 Feb 2022||10am – 12noon||Governors with Responsibility for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)||via zoom||Book now|
|22 Feb 2022||6pm – 8pm (twilight session)||New Chairs of Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|28 Feb 2022||10am – 12noon||Valuing All God’s Children – an overview for Governors||via zoom||Book now|
|7 Mar 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 4: Curriculum-oriented budgeting (topic 4 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
|16 Mar 2022||1.30pm – 4pm||Governors’ HR Panel Hearings||Causton St.||Book now|
|17 Mar 2022||10am – 12noon||Monitoring Visits in Schools (Primary schools only)||via zoom||Book now|
|23 Mar 2022||9am – 3.45pm||Safer Recruitment||via zoom||Book now|
|30 Mar 2022||4.30pm – 6.30pm (twilight session)||Exclusions||via zoom||Book now|
|SUMMER TERM 2022:
|26 Apr 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 5: Making the most of financial benchmarking dashboards and toolkits (topic 5 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|
|28 Apr 2022||1.30pm – 4pm||Parents’ and Carers’ Complaints to Governors||Causton St.||Book now|
|13 June 2022||6pm – 7pm (twilight session)||Strategic Financial Planning 6: Marketing, tendering, procurement and discovering new income/funding sources (topic 6 of 6)||via zoom||Book now|