LDBS Courses

April 2021

New governors – introductory course

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.

22/04/2021 10am - 3.30pm

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May 2021

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.

05/05/2021 10am - 12.30pm

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Building Diversity on Diocesan Governing Boards – with Sharon Warmington

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

This session is with Sharon Warmington, of the National Black Governors Network. It will cover issues such as fostering an inclusive and diverse culture on governing boards, recruiting a diverse range of governors, and strategic succession planning to build diversity.

13/05/2021 12.30pm - 2.30pm

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June 2021

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.

08/06/2021 1.30pm - 4pm

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

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 Schedule.

08/06/2021 10am - 12noon

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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.

09/06/2021 1.30pm - 4pm

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Secondary Headteachers Meeting

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

10/06/2021 2.30pm - 4.30pm

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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.

15/06/2021 9am - 3.45pm

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Secondary Heads of Sixth Forms Network Meetings

Southwark Diocesan Board for Education, 48 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

17/06/2021 9.30am -11.30am

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Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data

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

This course will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of data and changes to performance measures.  We will also refer to the inspection Data Summary Report and expectations of governors. (SECONDARY Schools only)

21/06/2021 2pm - 4pm

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Secondary Deputy & Assistant Headteachers Meeting

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

24/06/2021 9.30am - 11.30am

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The NEW Ofsted Framework 2019 (for Governors)

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).

24/06/2021 2pm - 4pm

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Headteachers Conference – “Maintaining good mental health both personally and as a leader as we move forward”

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

This is the second of our webinars in place of our residential conference. Keynote speaker: Dr Bill Mitchell – Highly experienced clinical psychologist. “An inspirational speaker – not to be missed.”

30/06/2021 4pm - 5.30pm

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September 2021

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.

13/09/2021 9am - 3.45pm

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New Governors – introductory course

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This course will enable new governors to understand and fulfil their key roles.

16/09/2021 10am - 3.30pm

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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. Weak governance can result in an RI (or worse) grade for leadership and management. The working relationship between the head/principal and the chair of governors is crucial in facilitating effective governance based on clarity around professional boundaries.

24/09/2021 9am - 3.30pm

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October 2021

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.

05/10/2021 1.30pm - 4pm

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Making Sense of PRIMARY School Performance Data

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This session will support PRIMARY school governors in their understanding of published data so as to identify school strengths and areas for development. It will also cover aspects linked to Ofsted inspections.

13/10/2021 2pm - 4pm

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November 2021

Governors’ HR Panel Hearings and Parental Complaints

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The course covers a number of situations which may require a panel hearing, including staffing procedures – disciplinary, capability, grievance and pay appeals; pupil exclusions and complaints.

02/11/2021 10am - 12.30pm

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Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data

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This session will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of data and changes to performance measures. We will also refer to the inspection Data Summary Report and expectations of governors. (SECONDARY Schools only)

16/11/2021 10am - 12noon

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March 2022

Headteachers Residential Conference

Haven Hotel, Poole

We look forward to welcoming our Headteachers (Chairs of Governors) / Deputy Headteachers to our next residential conference.

09/03/2022 to 11/03/2022

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