The Harris Governor Training Programme

Harris Federation Governors play a key role in the life of our Academies and are fundamental to our Academies’ success. In order to support you in your role as Governor, the Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance is offering a Harris Governor Training Programme for 2017-2018.

Training and Development

Training and development is an essential element of being an effective governor. As well as providing networking opportunities with governors from other schools, training also supports governors in dealing with the many issues that can occur within our Academies.

Our trainers will cover topics such as: budgeting, curriculum, safeguarding, OFSTED, codes of practice, special educational needs (SEN) and the importance of effective data in assessment and evaluation. This will ensure that that our governors are kept up-to- date with national changes in education and are aware of what is required to support Academies in raising standards. We encourage you to sign up for as many programmes as possible during 2017–2018 academic year.

DATE

TITLE

PHASE

TRAINER(S)

TIME

VENUE

BOOK

Wednesday

22/11/2017

The Governor’s role in the Exclusions process

How to hear an exclusion and the law relating to this.

All

Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Monday

27/11/2017

Understanding the Academy Self Evaluation Process. 

(Including the Academy Self-Evaluation Form (SEF) and evidence to support it).

A key for school self- evaluation. You will be given an overview of the Academy SEF and the questions governors should ask.

All

Carolyn English, Director of Secondary Education and Sabeena Hasan, Acting Director of Primary Education

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Harris Federation

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Tuesday

12/12/2017

School Accountability Data in Primary and Secondary Schools.  What should governors know and how should they use the data?

This session will provide an overview of the types of data available to governors, how targets are set and how governors can challenge school leaders to maximise student progress.   For secondary governors it will include an explanation of both Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

Primary /

Secondary

Jacquelyn Lomas, Principal for Academy Improvement  and Kate Magliocco, Senior Executive Primary Principal

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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Friday

15/12/2017

Clerk’s Network Meeting

A twice-yearly meeting to enable clerks to keep up to speed with the latest advice and guidance, network with colleagues and raise issues for discussion.

Clerks

Clair Standing, Clerk to the Governing Body for Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley

2.00pm -3.30pm

Harris Federation

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Tuesday

30/01/2018

Introduction to Governor (2)

An introduction for new governors with an overview of their roles and responsibilities and a guide to being an Academy governor within the Federation.

All

Dan Moynihan, CEO

Sabeena Hasan, Acting Primary Director

Carolyn English, Director of Secondary Education  

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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Tuesday

06/02/2018

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education and British Values: what are they and how are they delivered in your Academy?

To help governors understand their responsibilities in this area.  Academies must have a clear strategy for embedding these values and show how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so.

Primary /

Secondary

Kate Magliocco, Senior Executive Primary Principal

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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Wednesday

21/02/2018

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Strategy – What do Governors need to know.

How academies should be implementing and reporting on this

Secondary only

Rebecca Hickey, Executive Principal of Harris Beckenham & Peckham Academies & Mike Pullan, Maths Consultant 

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Monday

26/02/2018

Early Years Foundation Stage and Early Years Foundation Stage profile for School Governors.

An overview of the EYFS.  Governors will know what to look for in outstanding early years provision and learn about the attainment of children reported through the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.

Primary

Laura Bairstow, Primary Consultant & Madeleine Carponen, Primary EYFS Consultant

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Thursday

01/03/2018

16-19 Study Programmes and Understanding Sixth Form Data

The session will explain what is meant by the 16-19 Study Programme which is judged by Ofsted.  This session will then look at the various types of data available to governors at Post 16 and demonstrate how the data can be scrutinised to ensure you ask the right questions to challenge the Principal. (For Secondary and Sixth Form governors only).

Secondary/ Sixth Form

Sandra Miles, Principal of Sixth Form &
Karthik Saba, Vice Principal of Sixth Form

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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Wednesday

07/03/2018

'Pupil Premium: Strategy 2017 & what Governors need to know'

This session will enable governors to understand what the pupil premium is for and who is eligible for it. More importantly, governors will learn how Academies are held accountable for pupil premium funding and how governors can support and challenge Academies in relation to their pupil premium spending.

Primary /

Secondary

Dr Chris Tomlinson, Regional Secondary Director & Matt Britt, Executive Principal of Harris Primary Chafford Hundred and Mayflower

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Tuesday

13/03/2018

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability): What Governors must know and do

An overview of the SEN Code of Practice and how this places responsibility for the identification, inclusion and progress of vulnerable pupils firmly in the hands of teachers and how as governors you can support this.

Primary /

Secondary

TBC

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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Saturday

17/03/2018

Harris Federation Governors’ Conference

All

Lord Harris of Peckham, Sponsor

Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO

10.00am -1.00pm

Chobham Academy

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Thursday

29/03/2018

Health and Safety/ Signing off Residential Trips: Essential information for Governors

An overview to ensure that governors understand the procedures for meeting all relevant health and safety legislation including undertaking risk assessments.

All

Laura Stoneman, Health & Safety and Asset Project Manager  

6.00pm – 7.30pm  

Harris Federation

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Wednesday

18/04/2018

Safeguarding Essentials for Governors

This session will explore the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body in relation to safeguarding, the challenges Academies face and how this relates to Ofsted.

All

Carolyn English, Director of Secondary Education

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Thursday

19/04/2018

Understanding an Academy Budget

An important session for members of the Finance and General Purposes Committee (Local governor’s sub-committee).

All

Mike Antoniou, Director of Finance & Operational Development &
Martin Mortimer, Risk & Compliance Manager

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Thursday

26/04/2018

New Governor Induction (3)

An introduction for new governors with an overview of their roles and responsibilities and a guide to being an Academy governor within the Federation.

All

Dan Moynihan, CEO `
Sabeena Hasan, Acting Director of Primary Education

Carolyn English, Director of Secondary Education

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Wednesday

09/05/2018

Understanding Pupil Assessment in the Primary Academy

An introduction to the assessment tool used in the primary academies to track pupil progress and attainment.

Primary

Kate Magliocco, Senior Executive Primary Principal

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Monday

11/06/2018

The Governor’s role in the Exclusions process

How to hear an exclusion and the law relating to this.

All

Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

Book here

Tuesday

26/06/2018

Clerk’s Network Meeting

A twice-yearly meeting to enable clerks to keep up to speed with the latest advice and guidance, network with colleagues and raise issues for discussion.

Clerks only

Clair Standing, Clerk to the Governing Body for Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Harris Federation

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Tuesday

03/07/2018

Behaviour: What Governors should know and how to recognise and monitor best practice.

What does ‘outstanding’ behaviour in an Academy look like and how do we achieve it?

Primary /

Secondary

George McMillian, Principal of Harris Greenwich & Paul Robinson, Executive Primary Principal

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation

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Thursday

12/07/2017

School Accountability Data in Secondary and Primary Schools.  What should governors know and how should they use the data This session will provide an overview of the types of data available to governors, how targets are set and how governors can challenge school leaders to maximise student progress. Will include information about Progress 8 and Attainment 8 for Secondary Academy Governors. 

Primary /

Secondary

Jacquelyn Lomas, Principal Advisor for Academy Improvement & Kate Magliocco, Senior Executive Primary Principal

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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National College resources and guidance for Governors' training workshops

Click here to access useful resources and guidance from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) regarding Governors' training workshops.

Contact us

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