In light of continuing Government advice regarding the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and social distancing, the majority of our face to face courses remain cancelled. Alternatively, we are pleased to offer an increasing range of online and virtual courses. Please see individual courses for details.

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Code: GOV859 Governor Training : Induction for New Governors (One-day course)

As a new governor, you might be wondering how to start getting involved with the work of your governing board.

Induction is essential for all new governors to help understand their roles and responsibilities and effective boards should encourage everyone involved in governance, especially those new to the role, to make the most of the resources, guidance and training available to develop their knowledge and skills. Good induction can provide strategies and the basic knowledge to enable new governors to take an active role and make a
positive difference right from the start.

In a world where the education system and the expectation on governance is changing, existing governors wishing to update their governance may also find attendance beneficial.

 

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1 18 January 2021 09:30 - 15:00 Wellshurst Golf Club Map

Code: GOV860 Safeguarding Children in Education: Refresher Safeguarding Governors Responsibilities

East Sussex Children’s Service and the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) has set an expectation that the named safeguarding link governors attend, prior to or shortly after appointment, in-depth face to face training delivered by the East Sussex Governor and Clerking Services which will be updated every three years.

This session will provide safeguarding link governors with a refresher of the knowledge of how to work effectively with the school’s designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and ensure the governing body's responsibilities are being met.

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1 19 January 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club Map

Code: GOV861 Governor Training: Mental Health and Wellbeing Link Governor Sessions

We will reference the government's Green Paper on developing a whole school approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing (MHEW) in schools and the newly produced 'Supporting children and young people in their mental health', distributed to all schools/colleges in April/May 2018.

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1 20 January 2021 13:00 - 15:00 Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club Map

Code: GOV862 Governor Training : Chairs and Clerks Working Together

The voluntary nature of governance makes it important that governing boards conduct their business efficiently ro make the best use of
everyone's time. Professional clerking has a vital role to play in meeting the requierments of the governing board and a strong and effective working relationship between the clerk and the chair of governors is key to this.

This course aims to promote effective governance by bringing both parties together to explore:

  • The competency framework for governnance and the clerking competency framework
  • The working relationship and;
  • Efficient and effective working practice.

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1 21 January 2021 09:30 - 12:30 The Civic Centre Map

Code: GOV863 Governor Training : Governors New to Primary Education

This highly interactive course will give you opportunities to experience key areas of teaching in primary schools.

 

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1 21 January 2021 09:45 - 11:45 The Civic Centre Map

Code: GOV864 Governor Training : Handling School Complaints

Complaints are a part of everyday life. However, how they are handled and reviewed can lead to different outcomes! This course is intended to support schools and governing bodies in managing formal complaints received at the school.

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1 25 January 2021 10:00 - 12:00 The Civic Centre Map

Code: GOV865 Governor Training : Schools Finance - An Introduction to Finance

This course aims to provide new governors or governors new to school finance with an understanding of how schools are funded and the part the governing board plays in ensuring financial accountability.

 

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1 26 January 2021 13:00 - 15:00 Cooden Beach Hotel Map

Code: GOV866 Governor Training : Strategic Oversight - School Visits

One of the key responsibilities for governing boards is "Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of
the organisation and its pupils."  The course aims to provide governors with a clear understanding of why governing boards should have a school visit schedule linked to the school’s Improvement Plan and how to be effective during the visit and in reporting the outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 27 January 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Cooden Beach Hotel Map

Code: GOV909 Chair of Governors Network Meeting

This is an opportunity for Chair's of Governors to attend a networking session facilitated by Karen Marr of the East Sussex Governors Forum (ESGF). This event will provide an opportunity for Chairs to network and discuss any topical issues related to being a Chair of a governing board.

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1 02 February 2021 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV867 Governor Training : Clerks Area Support and Network Meeting

Professional clerking has a vital role to play in meeting the administrative and procedural requirements of boards and enabling efficient
and effective discussion and decision making.

The education sector can be a fast moving field, and you may find it tricky to stay on top of changes and statutory requirements. When considering the effectiveness of school governance, the role of the professional clerk cannot be underestimated and it is considered essential that clerks keep up to date with changes in the sector and identify good practice to make the most of the hours worked.

It is also recognised that the role can feel isolating when working independently of the school. The Area Network meetings give clerks the opportunity to network and share best practice with their colleagues.

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1 03 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club Map