All governors attend year round training provided by Cardiff council, and once the school physically re-opens, we will resume our own in-house bespoke workshops, CGA presentations, Open University free resources and Welsh Government on-line training. Additionally, governors benefit from expertise sharing from sector professionals.
CONFIRMED ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR 2020:
Date, Time & Venue
|Pupil Discipline and Exclusion||
Wed, 10th June 2020, 4.00 pm
|Child Protection Level II||
Wed, 17th June 2020, 3.30 pm
|Looked After Children||
Wed, 24th June 2020, 9.00 am
|Child protection Level III||
Wed, 25th June 2020, 9.30 am
* Consortium Training - to reserve your place, please email email@example.com
To reserve a place on all other courses, please email Governor Services at County Hall - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiff County Hall
Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4UW
Fitzalan High School
Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff CF11 8BR
Ball Road, Cardiff, CF3 4JJ
St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School
Circle Way East, Cardiff CF23 9PD
Further 2020 training will be uploaded as it becomes available.
Other Cardiff school Governing Bodies occasionally attend our meetings to observe good governance practice.
Additional Consortium online training can be accessed via hwb log in.
**NEW** Online learning opportunities for school governors have been launched by The Open University; to use this training please click on this link https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/index.php?categoryid=387
Mandatory Training for Governors
The Education (Wales) Measure 2011 includes provisions to allow Welsh Ministers to make regulations to make governor training mandatory on specific issues. The Government of Maintained Schools (Training Requirements for Governors) (Wales) Regulations 2013 were made for this purpose and came into force in September 2013. 6.
Induction training for newly appointed or elected governors - within 12 months of appointment/election
Training for Chairs – all newly elected chairs are required to attend chair training within six months of being elected
Use and understanding of school data – within 12 months of appointment
Training for all newly appointed Clerks – within 12 months of appointment
Only Headteachers are exempt from the mandatory sessions. Governors who were appointed before 2011 and have not had a significant break in service are also exempt from attending induction training.
We take our roles and responsibilities as a Governing Body very seriously.
Twice a year, we self evaluate using a questionnaire which every member must complete.
Results of the Summer Term 2019 Skills Audit:
Our governors bring together a strong skills set that satisfies every area of the qualities needed to provide for a diverse, knowledgeable body.
We have identified and signed up to formal training for Additional / Special Educational Needs and disability in June 2019.
Glyncoed Governing Body has a Code of Conduct Policy to ensure all governors respect the confidentiality, propriety and ethics required of the role. A copy of the Code is below.