LDBS Courses

May 2022

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.

24/05/2022 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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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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Safeguarding Children – the governors’ role

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

An opportunity for governors to review their roles and responsibilities in terms of safeguarding.

28/06/2022 10am - 12noon

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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 - 3.45pm

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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.

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

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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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January 2023

St Paul's Cathedral School Service

St Paul's Cathedral

27/01/2023 2pm

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February 2023

LDBS Clerks: 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 including: FGB strategic planning, FGB and committee yearly work plans, committee terms of reference, link governor role descriptions, policy review schedules.

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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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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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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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.

28/03/2023 9.30am - 4pm

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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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LDBS Clerks: 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

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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