HGA Governor Events & CPD 

 

HGA is the primary facilitator in Herefordshire of professional Governor Training delivered on a non-profit basis. Our CPD training events are open to all subscribed members and delivered within county by qualified trainers.

 

All members benefit from subsidised pricing, and some events are free of charge. Delegate places subject to availability and HGA booking t&cs.

For further information and for all bookings please email:

governorsupport@herefordshiregovernors.org.uk

Calling all governors & trustees of CHURCH SCHOOLS

 

In addition to regular governance training, you may be interested to know there is also an online, full training programme which can be accessed at home and completed in your own time over a series of weeks. This external programme is designed for all 'experienced, new and aspiring governors/trustees in church schools' and explores the additional responsibilities specific to faith school governors.

For further information see the attached pdf flyers: 

 

 

 

 

HGA training 2019/20 Spring & Summer terms:

 

‘Prevent’ Strategy training

Mon 20th Jan, evening 6pm-7.30pm

Awareness of Prevent is a legal obligation and part of Ofsted inspections. This face-to-face session provides explanation of Prevent and the steps needed to be compliant.

Suitable for all governors, and may be of specific interest to Safeguarding Link governors and CoGs/VCs. 


Clerks’ Briefing

Wednesday 22nd Jan, evening 6pm-8pm

Free of charge to clerks of all member schools; these sessions are designed to inform & update clerks on latest legislation & DfE requirements, as well as provide a surgery for any queries.

Places need to be booked and confirmed in advance please.

 

Governor Safeguarding training

Tues 28th Jan, morning: 10am-1pm

Important Governor training covers school policy & procedure requirements and current statutory duties for governors, including all you need to be compliant with the latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ regulations.

Suitable for all governors, and particularly important for Safeguarding-link and Lead governors.

N.B. Certificates issued to delegates on completion of this course

are valid for three years.

Induction Training for New Governors

Sat 1st Feb, all day: 10am-4pm

Essential training - this induction course for new or less experienced governors also works well as a refresher for established governors who may have missed other training, and for clerks wishing to update and build on their knowledge of current governor requirements.

The course covers latest legislation and DfE requirements.


The Role of Governors in School Improvement

Fri 7th Feb, afternoon: 1pm-4pm *please note this is an afternoon session, and not morning as previously advertised

Excellent all-round governor training course which clarifies current key issues determining effective operation of a school governing board. The aim is to provide understanding for governors of how business should be conducted and exactly how they drive - or can hinder - school improvement. Extremely useful update & refresher training.

Indispensable guidance for all governors and clerks.

Governor Ofsted Preparation Training

Wednesday 18th March, afternoon: 1pm-4pm
This course comprehensively explains the Inspection framework for Schools and what governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools need to know to prepare for inspection, including how governors can best evidence their effectiveness. Essential training & updates for Chairs, Vice Chairs, lead governors & Clerks.

Finance & Budgeting

Thursday 19th March, evening: 6pm-8pm
This course looks at the school's annual financial process and provides guidance on Governor statutory responsibilities. Governors will develop their knowledge and understanding of the school funding system both nationally and locally, and their role in setting, approving and monitoring the budget. Session includes: Understanding Chartered Accounts reports; Year end and Governors' SFR; Benchmarking; and Governors' responsibilities for SFVS.

Data Training (Primary Schools)

Tuesday 31st March, evening:  6pm-8pm
Find school data baffling - or even a bit scary? Don’t know your ASP from your IDSR or understand FFT? Help is at hand! This session aims to de-mystify the graphs & jargon, explaining the figures in simple terms and making data useful. Develop your capacity to use data effectively, understand the range of the latest data available, its interpretation and contribution to school self-evaluation and school improvement.

N.B. this session is tailored to maintained & academy Primary School data.

 

HGA Governor Forum

(Preceded by the Association AGM)

Thursday 2nd April, evening: 6pm-8pm

A free governor briefing seminar which offers a super opportunity for members to meet colleagues from other boards, hear presentations on key topical issues by guest speakers, and discuss subjects that matter to us all.  Clerks also very welcome.

All places must be booked and confirmed in advance please.

 

A short meeting of the Association’s constitutional AGM will take place at 5.30pm, prior to the main forum.

Induction Training for New Governors

Wednesday 13th May, all day: 10am-4pm
Essential training - this induction course for new or less experienced governors also works well as a refresher for established governors and for clerks wishing to update and build on their knowledge of current governor requirements.

The course covers latest legislation and DfE requirements.

 

LAC Governor Training

Thurs 21st May, morning: 10am-12pm

The needs of Looked After Children and how schools provide effective & appropriate support features highly with Ofsted. Are you aware of the governors’ role in this? This session explores:

Governors’ statutory duties and expectations with regards to LAC

The use of Pupil Premium

Personal education plans (PEPs) - what they are and how they are effective

Improving educational outcomes for LAC.

An excellent course that increases governor awareness of the issues that affect many of our children, and can have implications to overall pupil progress. Suitable for all governors.

N.B. this session is scheduled so that those wishing to also attend SEND training (see below) may do so on the same day

SEND Governor Training

Thurs 21st May, afternoon: 1pm-3pm

This course looks at legislation and procedures which dictate Special Educational Needs & Disabilities practice in schools, including the SEND Code of Practice, what your school SEND policy should contain and how to monitor SEND effectiveness. The session provides clarity into Governor responsibilities and has been recently updated in line with the latest SEND reforms. Suitable for SEND-link governors, and for any governor/clerk wishing to gain a greater understanding of the role played by governors in SEND provision.

N.B. this session is scheduled so that those wishing to also attend LAC training (above) may do so on the same day 

Clerks’ Briefing

Thurs 4th June, evening: 6pm-8pm

Free of charge to clerks of all member schools; these sessions are designed to inform & update clerks on latest legislation & DfE requirements, as well as provide a surgery for any queries.

Places subject to availability & need to be booked and confirmed in advance please.

Chair Training

Mon 8th June, morning: 10am-1pm

Exploring the skills and duties of being a Chair; whether it’s of the full GB, as vice or deputy, or of a Committee or Panel. The session also looks at Chair responsibilities regards Headteacher Performance reviews & Appeals panels etc. This training is aimed at all governors who currently Chair, or are considering taking the Chair at some stage in the future.

Excellent for succession planning.

Curriculum Responsibilities for Governors

Thurs 11th June, morning: 10am-12pm

Given Ofsted’s current high-priority focus on the curriculum, are you up to speed in what exactly you need to know - and be monitoring - in your school?

This course navigates current curriculum terminology, looks at the relationship between curriculum and assessment, and explores the different strategies you need to be monitoring the curriculum adequately and effectively.

Suitable for all governors; especially Chairs & lead governors, and if you serve on a Curriculum Committee or are a curriculum-link governor you can't afford to miss this!  

 

The Role of Governors in School Improvement

Wed 17th June, afternoon: 1pm-4pm 

Excellent all-round governor training course which clarifies current key issues determining effective operation of a school governing board. The aim is to provide understanding for governors of how business should be conducted and exactly how they drive - or can hinder - school improvement. Extremely useful update & refresher training.

Indispensable guidance for all governors and clerks.

Governor Safeguarding Training

Thurs 18th June, afternoon: 1pm-4pm

Important Governor training covers school policy & procedure requirements and current statutory duties for governors, including all you need to be compliant with the latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ regulations.

Suitable for all governors, and particularly important for Safeguarding-link and Lead governors.

N.B. Certificates issued to delegates on completion of this course

are valid for three years.

 

NB - restrictions due to the Corona outbreak:

During the current crisis some dates may change from those advertised below, and some events may inevitably be postponed or cancelled.

 Bookings are still able to be made for those events which (to date) are going ahead as planned, and be assured we will contact you with as much notice as possible if the event you are booked on becomes affected.

 

HGA is a non-profit organisation funded by members
Providing help & support to Governors & Clerks in & around Herefordshire