LDBS Courses

February 2022

Induction for New Governors

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This course will enable new governors to understand and fulfil their key roles – to support and challenge their schools and to contribute to improving pupil outcomes.

01/02/2022 10am - 3.30pm

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

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These meetings, led by Mary Thorne, run throughout the year and provide an opportunity for RE leaders to work with one another and share practice.

08/02/2022 9.30am - 4pm

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Governors with responsibility for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

08/02/2022 10am - 12noon

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

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These meetings, led by Mary Thorne, run throughout the year and provide an opportunity for RE leaders to work with one another and share practice.

10/02/2022 9.30am - 4pm

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New Chairs of Governors

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This course examines the knowledge, skills and practical activities involved in good chairing.

22/02/2022 6pm - 8pm (twilight session)

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Valuing All God’s Children (an overview for Governors)

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This course will provide an overview for Governors of the document ‘Valuing all God’s Children ’.

28/02/2022 10am - 12noon

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March 2022

Strategic Financial Planning 4: Curriculum-oriented budgeting

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

07/03/2022 6pm - 7pm (Twilight session)

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Headteachers' Residential Conference - "Remaining anchored"

Haven Hotel, Poole

"Remaining anchored: How to remain anchored in the face of other voices and pressures." (Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis)

09/03/2022 to 11/03/2022

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Governors’ HR Panel Hearings

Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, SW1P 4AU

The course covers a number of staffing and HR situations which may require the governors to convene a panel hearing, including disciplinary, capability, grievance and pay appeals. Please note: this session does not cover admissions.

16/03/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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Monitoring Visits in Schools (Primary schools only)

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This session will explore the do’s and don’ts of governor visits to schools, as well as share good practice and examine further the protocol underwriting effective visits. (For Primary schools only)

17/03/2022 10am - 12noon

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Safer Recruitment

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

A valuable course for those on interview panels or who are new to their role. It is a legal requirement that at least one member of an interviewing panel has undertaken this training.

23/03/2022 9am - 3.45pm

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Exclusions

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This course will give an overview of the regulations and statutory guidance on exclusions to support governors in fulfilling their responsibilities.

30/03/2022 4.30pm - 6.30pm (twilight session)

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April 2022

Strategic Financial Planning 5: Making the most of financial benchmarking dashboards and toolkits

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This series of one-hour training sessions (below) addresses a range of strategies to help governors tackle their school’s financial challenges, in response to the shared problem of falling pupil rolls across London.

26/04/2022 6pm - 7pm (Twilight session)

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Parents’ and Carers’ Complaints to Governors

Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, SW1P 4AU

This course is aimed at Governors only. Every governing body must have its own complaints policy, which will allow parents/carers to appeal to the governors if they do not agree with how the school has resolved a complaint.

28/04/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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May 2022

Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This session will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how student performance is measured and how this is being impacted by the pandemic. (SECONDARY Schools only)

03/05/2022 2pm - 4pm

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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 - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This course will enable new governors to understand and fulfil their key roles – to support and challenge their schools and to contribute to improving pupil outcomes. Both dates need to be attended to get the full benefit of the training: 17th and 18th May 2022

17/05/2022 and 18/05/2022 17.00 - 19.00

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June 2022

Strategic Financial Planning 6: Marketing, tendering, procurement and discovering new income/funding sources

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This one-hour training session addresses a range of strategies to help governors tackle their school’s financial challenges, in response to the shared problem of falling pupil rolls across London.

13/06/2022 6pm - 7pm (Twilight session)

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An Overview for Governors (only) of the SIAMS (The Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools) Inspection Schedule

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This course is aimed at Governors (ONLY) to gain an overview of the SIAMS Inspection Schedule.

14/06/2022 12noon - 1pm

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Safer Recruitment

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

A valuable course for those on interview panels or who are new to their role. It is a legal requirement that at least one member of an interviewing panel has undertaken this training.

14/06/2022 9am - 3.45pm

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

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These meetings, led by Mary Thorne, run throughout the year and provide an opportunity for RE leaders to work with one another and share practice.

21/06/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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Prioritising staff well-being and mental health in your school

via zoom - the meeting link will be sent nearer the time

This course will support you in your understanding of how mental health issues can impact on the workplace.

22/06/2022 12noon - 1pm

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, London SW1P 4AU

These meetings, led by Mary Thorne, run throughout the year and provide an opportunity for RE leaders to work with one another and share practice.

23/06/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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