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:

September

Date Time Course Name Location
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
 

October

 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
 

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 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
 

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

 

 

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:

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
 

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