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: GOV846 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 17 November 2020 19:00 - 21:00 E-Learning Training Map

Code: GOV847 Governor Training : Managing and Avoiding Potential Conflicts and Complaints

Too many gripes, grumbles and grievances?

Always trouble shooting?


This is your guide to successful complaints handling. Like our previously offered Effective Handling of Complaints course,
Managing and Avoiding Potential Conflicts and Complaints explores the procedures and policies that governing boards and school leadership teams should have in place in order to deal with parental concerns and other possible challenges.

In addition, the new course looks at conflict management and avoidance strategies, and is designed for governors and headteachers who would like to develop their school's resilience to controversy and build stronger, positive relationships brawith all stakeholders

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1 19 November 2020 18:30 - 20:00 E-Learning Training Map

Code: GOV848 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 24 November 2020 13:00 - 15:00 E-Learning Training Map

Code: GOV856 Governor Briefing - External Funding Opportunities

This is a briefing and networking session for school governors about external funding opportunities. The session will cover:

  • types of funding available for schools
  • identifying funders and using resources to find funders
  • overview of "go to" funders for schools
  • Getting bid ready and looking at practicalities before you apply
  • How to write a strong application, with worked drafts available
  • frequently asked questions

The briefing will be delivered by East Sussex County Council’s Funding Advice Team who provide advice and support to community groups, charities and schools. With around 30 years’ experience within the team, they have helped all sorts of not for profits secure funding for different types of projects from different funders.

 

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1 25 November 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV851 Staff Governor Briefing

A briefing and networking session for Staff Governors.

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1 26 November 2020 16:30 - 17:30 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

Code: GOV852 Parent Governor Briefing

A briefing and networking session for Parent Governors.

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1 04 December 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Webinar Map

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