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

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

10.00am – 11.30am

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 & Vikki Forbes, 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, Regional Primary Director for All Throughs

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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13/09/2018

Introduction to Governance (1)

An introduction for new governors and new Chairman of Governors giving an overview of their roles and responsibilities.  It includes:

What is the Harris Federation, how does it work and how does it benefit your academy? 

The Department for Education Competency Framework for Governance and the Ofsted Inspection Handbook section on the role of governors. 

An introduction to both the primary and secondary accountability measures (held in separate groupings) so that they better understand the progress their academy is making. 

This is Part 1 of a series of 3 induction sessions for new governors held throughout the year.

New governors and new Chairman of Governors.

 

Any governor wishing to refresh their training.

Sir Dan Moynihan (CEO),

Beverley Johnston Chairman of Governors Harris Orpington and Harris Garrard,

Carolyn English Director of Secondary Education,

Sabeena Hasan Director of Primary Education.

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Harris Westminster

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17/09/2018

Understanding an Academy Budget

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

All

Alberta Edland, Senior Finance Business Partner

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Harris Westminster

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26/09/2018

Preparing for Ofsted Inspection: What Governors need to know and to 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 & Beverley Johnston Chairman of Governors Harris Orpington and Harris Garrard

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Harris Westminster

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11/10/2018

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

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15/10/2018

Safeguarding Essentials and Health & Safety 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.  It will also give an overview of relevant Health & Safety legislation for governors including risk assessments.

All

Carolyn English, Director of Secondary Education and Laura Stoneman, Health & Safety and Assets Project Manager

6.00pm – 8.00pm

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

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