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Governance Training Programme 2020-21

Governance Training Programme 2020-21

Please find all governance training courses for the 2020-21 academic year listed below in course category order. Governors and trustees may seek further information and book on each course individually by selecting the ‘Further Information’ link alongside the corresponding date and time. Events may also be viewed in date order via the Key Events page. This year we are pleased to introduce three new courses which reflect the changes in governance and education as a whole. Many other courses have been updated or re-written.

Whilst social distancing measures continue to operate, and to ensure the safety of all service users and staff, all face to face training and development in the autumn term will be suspended and a mixture of live and pre-recorded virtual sessions will be held in their place.  The exception to this will be the accredited safer recruitment sessions; Module 3 and Refresher. These sessions will be held at the Bolton Science and Technology Centre under strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of delegates and trainers. As with all services to schools, we will continue to monitor these arrangements as we move throughout the autumn into the spring term.

Courses are reviewed regularly to ensure that they reflect both national initiatives and changes in legislation and are scheduled at various times throughout the day and early evening to accommodate governors and trustees with work or family commitments.

Information on Partnership ForumsChairs’ Briefings  can be found under the ‘News, Events and Updates’ section of the site. Unfortunately for 2020 we decided that the Governance Conference, our annual celebration of governance, should be postponed due to the difficulties surrounding numbers and safe social distancing. We do hope that we can welcome you back to the conference in 2021.

Information can be found about our e-learning opportunities via the ‘Governance E-Learning’ Page

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the Governance Training & Development Programme further, please contact Marie Foley on 01204 332116 or via email at marie.foley@bolton.gov.uk.

 

New to Governance

 

Governance Induction Programme
Course A

(Live Virtual Sessions)

Module 1 – 13 October 2020
Module 2 – 22 October 2020
2 pm- 4 pm
1 pm – 4 pm
[ Further Information ]
Course B

(Pre-Recorded Virtual Sessions)

Modules 1 & 2 – 2 November 2020 Available from 12 pm (for one month) [ Further Information ]
Course C

(Face to Face Session)

Module 1 – 13 January 2021
Module 2 – 20 January 2021
6 pm – 8 pm
5 pm – 8 pm
[ Further Information ]
Course D

(Face to Face Session)

Module 1 – 25 March 2021
Module 2 – 1 April 2021
9.30 am – 11.30 am
9.30 am – 12.30 pm
[ Further Information ]
Course E

(Pre-Recorded Virtual Sessions)

Modules 1 & 2 – 10 May 2021 Available from 12 pm

(for one month)

[ Further Information ]
Course F

(Face to Face Session)

Module 1 – 24 June 2021
Module 2 – 1 July 2021
6 pm – 8 pm
5 pm – 8 pm
[ Further Information ]

 

Human Resources

 

Introduction to Safer Recruitment and Selection: Module 1
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

20 January 2021 9.30 am – 11.30 am [ Further Information ]

 

Managing Allegations: Module 2
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

27 January 2021 9.30 am – 11.30 am [ Further Information ]

 

Combined Modules 1 & 2 (Introduction to Safer Recruitment & Selection and Managing Allegations)
Course A

(Pre- Recorded Virtual Session)

11 November 2021 9 am – 12.30 pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

5 May 2021 9 am – 12.30 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Accredited Safer Recruitment: Module 3
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

18 November 2020 8.45 pm – 5 pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

3 February 2021 8.45 pm – 5 pm [ Further Information ]
Course C

(Face to Face Session)

12 May 2021 8.45 pm – 5 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Safer Recruitment Refresher
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

8 December 2020 9 am – 12.30 pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

16 March 2021 9 am – 12.30 pm [ Further Information ]
Course C

(Face to Face Session)

16 June 2021 9 am – 12.30 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Statutory Committees – The Boards Role   (New Course)
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

9 March 2021 9.30 am – 12.30 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Financial Management

 

Effective School Financial Management (Maintained Governing Board)
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

11 March 2021 6 pm – 8 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Academy Finance (Academy Trusts and Local Governing Boards)
Course A

(Pre-Recorded Virtual Session)

21 September 2020 Available from 12 pm (for one month) [ Further Information ]

 

Business Continuity Management 
Course A

(Pre-Recorded Virtual Session)

21 October 2020 Available from 12 pm (for one month) [ Further Information ]

 

Financial Accountability – A Practical Workshop
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

2 February 2021 1 pm – 3 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Understanding Data

 

Primary Data for School Improvement
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

25 February 2021 9.30 am – 11.30 am [ Further Information ]

 

Secondary Data for School Improvement
Session available on request –  please contact Marie Foley on marie.foley@bolton.gov.uk

 

Leadership and Effective Chairing

 

Practical Chairing 
Course A

(Live Virtual Session)

24 November 2020 10 am – 12 pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

21 April 2021 6 pm – 8 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Strategic Chairing
Course A

(Live Virtual Session)

3 December 2020 1 pm – 3 pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

28 April 2021 6 pm – 8 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Governance Roles and Responsibilities

 

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Course A

(Pre-Recorded Virtual Session)

15 March 2021 Available from 12 pm (for one month) [ Further Information ]

 

Governance Refresher (New Course)
Course A

(Live Virtual Session)

10 December 2020 10 am – 12 pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

18 May 2021 5 pm – 7 pm [ Further Information ]

 

How to Identify Domestic Violence and Safeguarding in Schools – A Governance Perspective
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

26 January 2021 10 am – 11.30 am [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

15 June 2021 6 pm – 7.30 pm [ Further Information ]

 

The Head Teacher’s / Principal’s Appraisal Review (New Trainer)
Course A

(Pre Recorded Virtual Session)

25 November 2020 12pm [ Further Information ]

 

Ofsted & Governance 
Course A

(Pre Reciorded Virtual Session)

22 September 2020 12pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

13 May 2021 6 pm – 8 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Virtual Meetings and Effective Use of IT in Meetings  (New Course)
Course A

(Pre-Recorded Virtual Session)

9 January 2021 Available from 12 pm (for one 1 term) [ Further Information ]

 

Monitoring Teaching & Learning – A Governance Role
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

4 February 2021 10 am – 12.30 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Working Together for Effective Governance
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

12 January 2021 1 pm – 4 pm [ Further Information ]
Course B

(Face to Face Session)

22 June 2021 5 pm – 8 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Specific Areas of Governance

 

Behaviour & Attendance – The Role of the Board
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

6 May 2021 2 pm – 4 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Exclusion Guidance & the Role of the Board 
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

17 March 2021 6 pm – 8 pm [ Further Information ]

 

The Education of Looked After Children
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

 3 March 2021 2 pm – 4 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Promotion of Community Cohesion
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

26 May 2021 10 am – 12 pm [ Further Information ]

 

The Role of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Governor/Trustee 
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

1 March 2021 10 am – 12 pm [ Further Information ]

 

A Governance Role in Early Years
Course A

(Face to Face Session)

22 April 2021 10 am – 12 pm [ Further Information ]

 

Online Training Sessions

 

Keeping Children Safe: Level 1 – General Safeguarding (external site) www.bolton.gov.uk/safeguardingchildren
PREVENT – Online Training (external site) www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk