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 2015-2016.

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 2015 – 2016 academic year.

DATE

TITLE

PHASE

TRAINER(S)

TIME

VENUE

BOOK

12/09/2017

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 and Operational Development and Martin Mortimer, Risk & Compliance Manager

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Federation 

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20/09/2017

Introduction to Governance (1)

An introduction for new governors and new Chairman of Governors giving an overview of their roles and responsibilities.  Using the Department for Education’s Competency Framework for Governance the session will examine the role of governors in establishing an effective governing body which both monitors, challenges and supports the work of the senior leadership team.  It will examine how Ofsted judges the work of the Governing body and what a governing body should do to prepare for Ofsted Inspection.

New governors and new Chairman of Governors

Dan Moynihan, CEO and Beverley Johnston Chairman of Governors for Harris Orpington.

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Harris Westminster

 

 

 

 

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27/09/2017

Preparing for Ofsted Inspection: What Governors need to know and  do.

This session will cover the governors’ roles in relation to Ofsted and more importantly, how governors can contribute to an Ofsted inspection and the types of questions they might be asked.

All

Dan Moynihan, CEO and Sabeena Hasan, Acting Regional Primary Director

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Harris Federation

 

 

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10/10/2017

What Governors need to know about the Secondary Curriculum.

With a rapidly changing educational landscape, this session will give an overview of key secondary curriculum updates including: learning without levels, the new GCSEs and the focus on Most AbleFor Secondary Governors only.

Secondary

Jacquelyn Lomas, Principal for Academy Improvement;

Andrew Griffin,  Lead Science Consultant, Finbarr Cosgrove, Lead English Consultant and Sharon Bolger, Lead Maths Consultant

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

 

 

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10/11/2017

Literacy Development – The Governors’ Role in Supporting and Monitoring this important aspect of the curriculum

An overview of the importance of literacy in Academies and how governors can provide support.

Primary /

Secondary

Rebecca Hickey, Executive Principal of Harris Peckham

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

 


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15/11/2017

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 Westminster

 

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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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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

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Harris Federation

 

 

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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, Executive Primary Principal

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

 

 

 

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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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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

If you have any questions, contact us on 0208 253 7787 or info@harristeachingschool.com.