LDBS Courses

September 2022

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.

15/09/2022 9am - 4pm

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Introduction to the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) (Governors only)

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

This course will provide governors with an overview of the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

22/09/2022 4pm - 5pm

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An induction for new governors, single academy trustees and MAT local governing body members

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

This course will enable new governors, single academy trustees and MAT local governing body members to understand and fulfil their key roles – to support and challenge their schools and to contribute to improving pupil outcomes.

27/09/2022 10am - 12.30pm

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October 2022

LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, SW1P 4AU

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

05/10/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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Headteacher Performance Management – the role of the governors

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

The course is for governors who are on the headteacher's appraisal committee and for anyone who would like a deeper understanding of the process.

06/10/2022 10am – 12.30pm

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Governors’ HR Panel Hearings

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

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.

12/10/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, 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.

20/10/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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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.

20/10/2022 1pm - 2pm

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November 2022

New Clerks: Welcome to clerking in a Church of England School

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

This session is for all new clerks in LDBS schools. It addresses the unique features of governance in a church school and how this impacts clerking.

02/11/2022 4pm - 5pm

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Leading in Partnership (for Heads or Deputy/Assistant Heads along with their Chair or Vice Chair)

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

This course is aimed at the Headteacher and Chair of Governors attending as a pair. The significance of governance at all times, but particularly when a school is inspected, cannot be over stated. The working relationship between the head/principal and the chair of governors is crucial in facilitating effective governance based on clarity around professional boundaries.

07/11/2022 and 14 Nov 2022, 5.30pm - 8 pm (x 2 Twilight sessions) - you will need to sign up to both sessions to get the full benefit of the training

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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.

09/11/2022 12noon - 2pm

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Governors’ HR Responsibilities and Teachers’ Pay and Conditions

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

This course covers the responsibilities of governors in church schools as the employer of all staff in the school.

16/11/2022 1.30pm - 4pm

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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)

21/11/2022 12noon - 2pm

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Governing for Disadvantaged Pupils: Best practice and ideas to make a difference

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

This course will highlight what governors can do to make a difference for disadvantaged pupils, through joined-up policy setting, careful evaluation of pupil and recovery premium spending, and best practice ideas for holding senior leaders to account, supporting staff, and engaging with parents.

29/11/2022 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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December 2022

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.

05/12/2022 9am - 4pm

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January 2023

Introduction to the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) (Governors only)

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

This course will provide governors with an overview of the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

23/01/2023 4pm - 5pm

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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.

26/01/2023 5pm - 7pm (twilight session)

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St Paul's Cathedral School Service

St Paul's Cathedral

26/01/2023 2pm

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February 2023

School resource management and financial benchmarking

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

Learn how to use the DfE’s school resource management tools to best effect when addressing your school’s strategic financial challenges.

02/02/2023 5.30pm - 7pm (twilight session)

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Clerk training 2. Governor business arrangements: Best practices in VA schools

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

This session will address how clerks can contribute to governor effectiveness and highlight best practice governor business arrangements.

07/02/2023 4pm - 5pm

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, 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.

08/02/2023 9.30am - 4pm

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Parents’ and Carers’ Complaints to Governors

via zoom

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.

09/02/2023 1.30pm - 4pm

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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.

21/02/2023 1pm - 2pm

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, 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.

21/02/2023 9.30am - 4pm

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Prioritising staff wellbeing 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.

23/02/2023 12noon - 1pm

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March 2023

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)

01/03/2023 10am - 12noon

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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 ’.

06/03/2023 10am - 12noon

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An induction for new governors, single academy trustees and MAT local governing body members

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

This course will enable new governors, single academy trustees and MAT local governing body members to understand and fulfil their key roles.

08/03/2023 10am - 12noon

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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.

16/03/2023 4.30pm - 6.30pm (twilight session)

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June 2023

LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, 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.

06/06/2023 1.30pm - 4pm

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Clerk training 3. Tips for successful clerking of panel hearings and appeals

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

08/06/2023 4pm - 5pm

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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.

27/06/2023 1.30pm - 4pm

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