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 most of our training via 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 be holding a couple of twilight sessions over the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms – please see the calendars below to sign up.

SIAMS Training for Headteachers/SLTs: Please refer to the Grow Education Partners SIAMS courses here.

AUTUMN TERM 2021:

September

Date Time Course Name Location
 

October

19 Oct 2021 2pm – 4pm Safeguarding Children – the governors’ role via zoom Registration is now closed
21 Oct 2021 1.30pm – 4pm New Chairs of Governors via zoom Book now
 

November

 2 Nov 2021 10am – 12.30pm Governors’ HR Panel Hearings via zoom Book now
 4 Nov 2021 5pm – 6.15pm (twilight session) An Overview for Governors of the SIAMS Inspection Schedule (Governors only)  via zoom Book now
 9 Nov 2021 9.30am – 12.30pm Mental Health First Aid Training (x4 sessions) (pay-for course delivered by Grow Education Partners)   Book now
16 Nov 2021 10am – 12noon Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data via zoom Book now
17 Nov 2021 10am – 12.30pm Governors’ HR Responsibilities and STPCD via zoom Book now
26 Nov 2021 9am – 3.30pm Leading in Partnership (for Heads or Deputy/Assistant Heads along with their Chair or Vice Chair) via zoom Book now
 

December

 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

 

 

 At the moment, will be holding all but one governor training session via zoom for each of the SPRING and SUMMER terms.

We will also be updating our training topics schedule, so please check this page regularly in the weeks ahead.

SPRING TERM 2022:

January

Date Time Course Name Location
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
 

February

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
 

March

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:

April

Date Time Course Name Location
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
 

May

3 May 2022 2pm – 4pm Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data via zoom Book now
17 May 2022          and              18 May 2022 5pm – 7pm

(twilight sessions)

Induction for New Governors  (x2 twilight sessions) – you will need to sign up to both sessions to get the full benefit of the training via zoom Book now
 

June

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