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Core Training Programme for Governors and Clerks

SCHEDULE FOR GOVERNANCE TRAINING 2023-24:

AUTUMN TERM (Terms 1 and 2)

Date Course Who Delivered by Where Time 
13th Sept 2023Clerks & Governance Professionals' BriefingClerks / Governance ProfessionalsClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.00 - 20.30

Thursday 14th Sept 2023

 

Clerks & Governance Professionals' Briefing

Clerks / Governance Professionals

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Moor Hall, Cookham

09.30 - 11.00

20th Sept 2023

The Role of the Safeguarding Governor

Safeguarding Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

27th Sept 2023

New Governors Induction Part 1 - Strategic Leadership

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker 

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

Thursday 28th Sept 2023The Role of the Safeguarding Governor Safeguarding Governors Clive Haines / Rebecca WalkerOnline - for safeguarding governors who cannot attend the face-to-face session on the 20th September at Homer19.30 - 21.00

4th October 2023

New Governors Induction Part 2 - The Support and Challenge Role

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

11th October 2023

New Governors Induction Part 3 - Evidence Building for Accountability

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

18th October 2023New Governors Induction Part 4 -
Safeguarding: the governors' role
New Governors / All governors (refresher)Clive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
HALF TERM     
1st November 2023Governor Visits to SchoolAllClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
8th November 2023School Finance – governance, monitoring and self-evaluation (including SFVS)Maintained School GovernorsRebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
15th November 2023Chairs' surgery and networkingChairs and Vice-ChairsClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
22nd November 2023An introduction to AfC Virtual School and the role
of the lead governor 
Governors in RBWM schools - New governors' training
and refresher for
experienced governors
AfC Virtual SchoolOnline via the AfC Learning Portal (booking required)18.00 - 20.00
22nd November 2023Governance and the CurriculumAll Clive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
29th November 2023SEND Governance All / SEND GovernorsRebecca Walker & Kelly Nash - Education Support & SEND Strategy Manager, AfC 
 
Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
6th December 2023Clerks' / Governance Professionals' surgery, networking and CPDClerks and Governance ProfessionalsClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
END OF TERM     

 

SPRING TERM 1 (Term 3)

Date Course Who Delivered by Where Time 
10th January 2024Clerks & Governance Professionals' BriefingClerks / Governance ProfessionalsClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.00 - 20.30

11th January 2024

 

Clerks & Governance Professionals' Briefing

Clerks / Governance Professionals

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

NEW VENUE

Maidenhead Rowing Club, Bridge Boat House, River Road, Maidenhead SL6 0AT

09.30 - 11.00

17th January 2024

New Governors Induction Part 1 - Strategic Leadership

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker 

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

24th January 2024

New Governors Induction Part 2 - The Support and Challenge Role

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

31st January 2024

New Governors Induction Part 3 - Evidence Building for Accountability

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

7th February 2024New Governors Induction Part 4 -
Safeguarding: the governors' role
New Governors / All governors (refresher)Clive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
HALF TERM     
21st February 2024 The chair's role Part 1  (Part 2 below should also be attended)New chairs & vice-chairs, and governors interested in taking on the chair roleClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
28th February 2024 The chair's role Part 2 (follow on from Part 1 above)New chairs & vice-chairs, and governors interested in taking on the chair roleClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
 13th March 2024Handling school complaints - investigations and panelsGovernors and ClerksClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
20th March 2024 Budget Planning to support Key Priorities and achieve best value All / Finance GovernorsClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
Monday 25th March 2024Lead governors' training for
children with a social
worker
Governors in RBWM schoolsAfC Virtual School

Online 

Further information to follow

18.30 - 20.30
27th March 2024Chairs' and clerks'/governance professionals' joint CPD/surgeryChairs and clerks/governance professionalsClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00
END OF TERM     
24th April 2024Clerks & Governance Professionals' BriefingClerks / Governance ProfessionalsClive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.00 - 20.30
25th April 2024Clerks & Governance Professionals' BriefingClerks / Governance ProfessionalsClive Haines / Rebecca Walkert.b.a9.30 - 11.00

1st May 2024

Headteacher's Appraisal

Governors on Headteacher's Appraisal Committee

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker 

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

8th May 2024

New Governors Induction Part 1 - Strategic Leadership

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker 

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

15th May 2024

New Governors Induction Part 2 - The Support and Challenge Role

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

22nd May 2024

New Governors Induction Part 3 - Evidence Building for Accountability

New Governors

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

HALF TERM     
5th June 2024New Governors Induction Part 4 -
Safeguarding: the governors' role
New Governors / All governors (refresher)Clive Haines / Rebecca WalkerHomer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor19.30 - 21.00

12th June

Modern Governance (Refresher on Roles and Responsibilities)

Governors in post > 4 years

Clive Haines / Rebecca Walker

Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor

19.30 - 21.00

      
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