Courses

December 2020

Safer Recruitment - registration is now closed

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.

01/12/2020 9am - 3.30pm

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January 2021

Principles of Good Governance during the Pandemic

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

The aim of this session is to refresh school governance during the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on the DfE’s guidance to governors and schools, plus current NGA advice. Governors will have an opportunity to reflect on the current governance practices of their boards and consider alternative approaches to fit with the unique pressures and challenges that schools are facing during the pandemic. Chairs are particularly encouraged to attend with their Headteachers.

13/01/2021 18.00pm - 19.30pm

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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.

18/01/2021 10am - 3.30pm

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

26/01/2021 10am - 12.30pm

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February 2021

SIAMS: Reviewing the Impact of the School’s Christian Vision - For Governors along with their Head or Deputy (maximum 2 places per school)

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

This session is aimed at Governors along with their Head or Deputy – maximum 2 places per school.

04/02/2021 1.30pm - 3.30pm

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Governors with Responsibility for SEN

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

This course will give an outline of the role and responsibilities of governors in relations for special educational need and disabilities.

04/02/2021 10am - 12noon

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Secondary Heads of Sixth Forms Network Meeting

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

09/02/2021 9.30am - 11.30am

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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.

11/02/2021 2pm - 4pm

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LDBS RE Leaders' Network Meeting

London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, Pimlico, 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.

22/02/2021 9.30am - 4pm

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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.

23/02/2021 9.30am - 4pm

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Secondary Deputy & Assistant Headteachers Meeting

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

23/02/2021 9.30am - 11.30am

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Resolving Parental Complaints (Governors only)

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

This course is aimed at Governors only. By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the principles of and good practice in responding to complaints; will understand the governing body’s role; and will be better equipped to participate in a fair complaints procedure.

24/02/2021 1.30pm - 4pm

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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 ’.

24/02/2021 10am - 12noon

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March 2021

Headteachers Residential Conference - "Authentic leadership: how to stay true to self in the face of other voices and pressures"

Haven Hotel, Poole

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

03/03/2021 to 05/03/2021

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Secondary Headteachers Meeting

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

09/03/2021 2.30pm - 4.30pm

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Monitoring Visits in Schools

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.

09/03/2021 10am - 12noon

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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.

09/03/2021 2pm - 4pm

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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 dashboard and expectations of governors. (SECONDARY Schools only)

15/03/2021 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.

18/03/2021 9am - 3.30pm

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April 2021

New governors – introductory course

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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

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

05/05/2021 10am - 12.30pm

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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 - 3.30pm

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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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Headteacher Performance Management – the role of the governors

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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.

24/06/2021 10am - 12.30pm

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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)

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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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