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Governing Body Training Information

All governors attend year round training provided by Cardiff council, which is now accessible via Microsoft Team online meetings.  Due to the limited number of Cardiff governors that can be catered for at each session, Glyncoed will also be increasing its own in-house bespoke workshops (online).

We await information regarding training opportunities this year from the Cardiff Governor Association, The Open University free resources and Welsh Government on-line training.  Additionally, Glyncoed welcomes all expertise sharing from sector professionals.   

 

**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

 

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Mandatory Training for Governors

 

All your governors have completed the mandatory training required of Cardiff governing bodies.

 

Cardiff’s school governors can currently access online training programmes through Hwb, the digital platform for learning and teaching in Wales - https://hwb.gov.wales

 

The online training is in assignment form and the following six assignments are available:

 

1. Induction Training  (mandatory within one year of appointment).

 

2. Understanding Data  (mandatory within one year of appointment).

 

3. Chair of Governors Training  (mandatory within six months of election).

 

4. New Clerk Induction Training  (mandatory within 12 months of appointment).

 

5. Headteacher Performance Management.

 

6. Effective Challenge and Support.

 

To access the online training assignments you will need a Hwb account, which is created by your school’s IT Administrator. Please contact your school to request this and you will be provided with a Hwb user ID and password.

 

Next steps:

1. Log on to https://hwb.gov.wales and sign in with your Hwb user id and password.

 

2. Copy the link below to give access to the assignments:

https://www.cscjes-cronfa.co.uk/repository/resource/7857d55a-33f5-404a-b9b0-3980c67b09ae/en

 

Once you have completed the assignment(s) please email a copy of the certificate to governor.services@cardiff.gov.uk to enable us to record completion of your training.

 

If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mailing governor.services@cardiff.gov.uk or telephone: 02920 872912.

 

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CARDIFF COUNCIL TRAINING  SCHEDULE FOR 2022

ALL ARE ONLINE VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

New Guidance in Challenging Bullying, Hate Crime, Hate Incidents and Harassment 

 

Briefing Session 

 

 

 

 

12 January 2022

18:00 – 17:15

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Active Travel

 

 

 

This is a course for all governors.

 

Cardiff Council has a vision by 2030 to change the way people travel around the city and make radical changes to respond to the climate emergency, for clean air and to create safe and healthy communities.

As the Active Travel Schools team, we work with schools across Cardiff to support them in decreasing car journeys to school, and increasing active travel such as walking, cycling or scooting. It is the Council’s aspiration for all schools in Cardiff to have an active travel plan in place by April 2022 and we work with school staff and school communities to do this.

This briefing session will provide governors with an understanding of active travel and an overview of the Schools Programme.  We will discuss the experience of active travel at your school, the role of governors and how we may be able to help.

 

Aims:

 

  • To raise awareness and understand the Active Travel Schools programme
  • To understand how Cardiff Council can support schools to increase active travel
  • To enable governors to support their schools to encourage and promote active travel for the school journey

 

Trainer: Active Travel Team (Schools)

 

 

 

9 March 2022

18:00 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

29 June 2022

18:00 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Children Looked After

 

 

 

This is a course for all governors.

 

To assist all professionals who support the education of looked after children. To provide information and advice to support schools and other education settings in becoming more ‘looked after’ friendly.

 

Aims:

 

  • Define a Child Looked After (CLA)
  • Talk about the people involved with looked after children
  • Recognise the factors which result in looked after children moving into care

 

  • Recognise the needs of looked after children and the impact of school life
  • Identify ways in which they can better support looked after children within their setting

 

Trainer: Looked After Children in Education Co-ordinator

 

 

 

18 January 2022

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

15 March 2022

17:30 – 18:30

Microsoft Teams

 

21 June 2022

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

 

Complaints Training

 

All schools receive complaints from time to time.  Handling them can be difficult but mishandling them can cause even more difficulty and stress.  This workshop explores governors’ roles and responsibilities in ensuring that complaints about the school and the service it delivers, wherever they originate or what they concern, are dealt with efficiently and effectively.  It will consider the legal obligations of governors and the expectation of local authorities and Welsh Government to deliver appropriate resolution of complaints in a timely way, meeting regulatory requirements and adhering to national guidance documents. It will cover:

 

Aims:

 

  • The legal framework;
  • Policy issues;
  • Effective practice in dealing with complaints.

 

The course will include discussion, debate and scenarios /case studies for governors to consider.

 

Trainer: Governor Support Services

 

 

 

 

22 March 2022

18:00 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

16 June 2022

18:00 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Directors Briefing with Chairs of Governors

 

 

This is a meeting for all chairs of governors or their nominated representative.

 

The meeting is chaired by the Director of Education and Senior Officers from across the Council also attend to present information and discuss key issues relevant to school governors.  The meeting is interactive and the Director values this regular opportunity to engage with Chairs of Governors.

 

There are also regular updates on governance issues from officers and governors representing partner organisations including the Central South Consortium and Cardiff Governors Association.

 

The meeting also provides chairs of governors with the opportunity to network with other chairs, to learn from each other and share successes and common issues.

 

 

Facilitator: Director of Education & relevant Managers

 

 

19 January 2022

17:00 – 18:30

Microsoft Teams

 

15 March 2022

17:00 – 18:30

Microsoft Teams

 

17 May 2022

17:00 – 18:30

Microsoft Teams

 

28 June 2022

17:00 – 18:30

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

Equalities Training

 

 

This is a course for all governors.

 

This session will allow governors to develop their understanding of the promotion and evaluation of equality in their schools. The Equality Act of 2010 makes certain requirements compulsory for schools, and governors should know how schools are addressing these requirements. We will consider examples of good practice from local schools.

 

Aims:

 

  • To explain the Act and its implications for schools.
  • To explore the range of themes and issues within the Equality Act.
  • To ensure an understanding of the role of the governor in drawing up and evaluating the effectiveness of policies.

 

 

 

Trainer: Achievement & Inclusion Team

 

 

 

 

08 March 2022

11:00 – 12:00

Microsoft Teams

 

05 July 2022

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Finance Training

 

This is a course for all governors.

 

This course will provide an overview of school finances and budget, explain governors’ responsibilities and what to expect at a Finance Committee Meeting.

 

Aims:

 

  • To illustrate how schools are funded and how this is managed in the school.
  • To identify the roles, responsibilities and the skills required of governors in school financial management
  • To understand what to expect from governing body/finance committee meetings and to provide the appropriate level of support and challenge.

 

 

 

Trainer: Local Financial Management of Schools Team

 

 

 

 

 

15 June 2022

17:30 – 18:30

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

Hate Crime Awareness

 

 

 

This course is for all Governors.

 

This is an entry level session to begin understanding hate crime and its impact on victims and society. It covers the definition of Hate Crimes and Incidents, protected characteristics covered by the current Hate Crime legislation and how different identities are effected. Governors will have the opportunity to see what hate crime looks like, using case-studies to illustrate the impact of hate crime on the individuals targeted, their families and wider communities.

 

Aims:

 

  • To provide a basic understanding of hate crime and the protected groups covered by hate crime legislation
  • To raise awareness of the impact of hate crime for a victim and society
  • To develop knowledge of the support and reporting options available to those affected and your role in this

 

 

 

Trainer: Hate Crime Community Engagement Team

 

 

 

 

 

11 January 2022

13:00 – 14:30

Microsoft Teams

 

08 June 2022

17:00 – 18:30

Microsoft Teams

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

 

 

 

Minority Ethnic (ME) pupils and pupils with English as an additional language (EAL)

 

This is a course for all governors.

 

This course will help governors support schools in providing successful teaching and learning for ME and EAL pupils and raising standards of attainment. It will explore the identification of factors that might impact on ME/EAL achievement and how schools can ensure high quality provision for these groups of learners to ensure they meet their potential. The course also considers the responsibilities and necessary documentation for governors overseeing this area.

 

Aims:

 

  • To understand the factors that might affect ME/EAL pupil attainment.
  • To know how schools can deliver high quality. ME/EAL provision.
  • To be familiar with the relevant responsibilities and documentation.

 

Trainer: Achievement & Inclusion Team      

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

01 February 2022

11:00 – 12:15

Microsoft Teams

 

28 June 2022

17:00 – 18:15

Microsoft Teams

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Online Safety Training for School Governors

 

 

The purpose of this session is to raise governors’ awareness of the dangers for children when using technology.  Technology is being used more frequently by children both in and out of school and this session will ensure governors are aware of the support and tools available to schools to help pupils with their online behaviour and safety.

 

Aims:

 

  • Discuss current trends in pupils’ use of technology
  • Discuss the risks associated with online behaviour
  • The responsibilities of the Governing Body and Senior Leadership
  • Demonstrate the online safety resources schools deliver to pupils
  • Know where to find advice and support

 

Trainer: Learning, Performance Resources & Services

 

 

 

9 February 2022

17:00 – 18:00

Microsoft Teams

 

11 May 2022

17:00 – 18:00

Microsoft Teams

 

Pupil Discipline & Exclusion

 

 

 

 

This is a course for all governors.

 

This course identifies the issues governors have to consider in relation to the Welsh Government guidance on pupil exclusions, updated and re-issued in November 2019.
 

All governing bodies must establish a statutory Pupil Discipline and Exclusion Committee. This statutory committee must be appointed at the first meeting of the Autumn Term. The role of this committee is to review the use of exclusion in the school.

 

Aims:

 

  • To explain the correct procedures in the exclusion process
  • To identify and discuss areas of sensitivity and concern
  • To inform governors of their responsibilities related to pupil behaviour and attendance in their schools
  • To familiarise governors with good practice in schools and the graduated response
  • To provide governors with the knowledge of how appeal panels operate.

 

Trainer: Achievement & Inclusion Team

 

 

 

08 February 2022

15:45 – 17.00

Microsoft Teams

 

5 April 2022

15:45 – 17.00

Microsoft Teams

 

07 June 2022

16:30 – 17:45

Microsoft Teams

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Safeguarding Level 2 Training

(formerly Child Protection Level 2)

 

 

This course will outline Safeguarding/Child protection processes and procedures for school governing bodies. The course should be attended by Safeguarding Governors and Chairs of Governors.
 

The course will highlight legislation and guidance, roles and responsibilities and provide the Cardiff context around the identification and referral processes for Child Protection concerns.

 

Aims:

 

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding Agenda for schools and where child protection fits into it.
  • Clarity about individual key roles and responsibilities within Safeguarding.
  • Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning Safeguarding.
  • Understand the Child Protection referral process

 

Trainer: Education Safeguarding Team

 

 

 

 

02 February 2022

15:00 – 16:00

Microsoft Teams

 

04 May 2022          

15:00 – 16:00

Microsoft Teams

 

01 June 2022

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

Safeguarding Level 3 Training

(formerly Child Protection Level 3)

 

 

 

This is a course for Chairs of Governors, Vice Chairs of Governors, Governors with responsibility for Safeguarding and newly appointed Headteachers.  Headteachers wishing to refresh their knowledge in this area are also welcome to attend.

 

This course will outline the process for managing allegations/concerns about practitioners and those in a position of trust.

 

Aims:

 

  • Clear understanding of the Part 5 process and roles and responsibilities within this.
  • Awareness of legislation and guidance which governs the Part 5 process.
  • The opportunity to explore what constitutes a Part 5 and managing any situation that falls below the Part 5 threshold

 

Trainer: Education Safeguarding Team

 

 

 

17 March 2022

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

19 May 2022

15:00 – 16:00

Microsoft Teams

 

23 June 2022

15:00 – 16:00

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV)

 

An Introduction to the Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) - Whole Education Approach for Governors

 

This session will provide school governors with an overview of the Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) 2015 Act and the VAWDASV ‘Whole Education Approach’ developed by Welsh Women’s Aid and endorsed by Welsh Government.

 

Aims:

 

  • To introduce the VAWDASV Whole Education Approach checklist.
  • To support governors in understanding how this approach aligns with current safeguarding arrangements.
  • To explain to governors how they can support their schools in adopting this approach to VAWDASV.

 

 

Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) National Training Framework Group 1 – Raising Awareness of VAWDASV

 

This is an interactive session which will provide governors with an opportunity to attend a Group 1 session. The session will be running as part of our annual White Ribbon Activities www.whiteribbon.org.uk

 

Although Group 1 is not mandatory for school governors, it is a requirement for teachers and all staff employed by the Council to complete a Group 1 e-learning module?  The raining will provide:

 

Aims:

 

  • Basic awareness of what violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence is. 
  • How to recognise domestic abuse and sexual violence.
  • What can be done to help someone experiencing these types of abuse.

 

Trainer: Service Development & Improvement Team

 

 

 

 

16 February

18:00 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

24 May 2022

18:00 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

12 July 2022

18:00 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING

SESSION

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

DATE, TIME & VENUE

 

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

 

 

 

This is a course for all governors.

 

This course will help governors to understand the statutory responsibilities that schools have with respect to the Prevent duty (Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015).  It will highlight to Governors the work that should be completed by the head & governing body to ensure compliance with the Prevent duty.

 

Aims:

 

  • Understand the aims of Prevent
  • Think about who may be vulnerable to terrorism and violent extremism
  • See why some people are able to influence and manipulate others to commit crimes
  • Share what schools need to be completing to ensure they are meeting the statutory Prevent duty.
  • Provide a context to the current threat & risk picture in Wales.

 

Trainer: Partnerships & Community Engagement Team

 

 

 

15 February 2022

16:00 – 17:30

Microsoft Teams

 

25 April 2022

17:30 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

13 June 2022

17:30 – 19:00

Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTERING FOR GOVERNOR TRAINING COURSES

 

Please ensure you register for all courses that you wish to attend.

Registration enables us to make all the necessary arrangements for each training session and ensures that

we are able to contact all attendees in advance in the event that changes occur.

 

Please register for training by:

E-mail: - governor.services@cardiff.gov.uk // Telephone: - 02920872912 / 07815995152

All emails will be acknowledged and you will receive a reminder email 7 days before each course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional training presentations are continually uploaded onto our Microsoft Team FGB portal - these are only available to Glyncoed governors.

 

 

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We take our roles and responsibilities as a Governing Body very seriously.   Twice a year, we self-evaluate using a questionnaire which every member completes and these are the results of the Autumn 2021 questionnaire:

 

 

 

Glyncoed Governing Body Self Evaluation Questionnaire Analysis

November 2021

 

 

Overall, how do we perceive our effectiveness in terms of organisation

and management of the Governing Body?

 

The Governors are satisfied that the Governing Body is well organised and successfully managed. It was noted that not all governors are regularly attending meetings, taking up training opportunities and checking their email, despite the GB changing to Microsoft Team format to ensure no one was excluded due to isolating etc

 

 

Action Point:  All governors to review their ability to commit to the role.

 

 

 

Overall, how do we perceive our effectiveness in terms of our strategic direction

and the impact of our leadership?

 

The Governors are satisfied that the Governing Body is extremely effective in terms of its strategic direction and the impact the GB has as part of the leadership team.  It was noted, as it was last year, that not all governors make their voices heard and it was important to have everyone’s contribution.

It was further noted that the FGB frequently, but did not always, demand evidenced explanations behind SLT recommended actions.

 

Action Point: better participation and contribution from all members.

Action Point:  Governors to always seek out evidence behind the rationale presented by the SLT.

 

Overall, how do we perceive our effectiveness in terms

of self-evaluation, including listening to learners and others?

 

The Governors are satisfied that the Governing Body self-evaluates honestly and continually, and that it responds accurately to the opinions of all stakeholders.  It was noted that due to covid restrictions, governors have not had the opportunity to undertake Link visits which provide an important contact event with the staff and pupils in their classroom environment.

 

Action Point: Arrange Link visits as soon as safely possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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