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
Mandatory Training for Governors
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.
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:
Once you have completed the assignment(s) please email a copy of the certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or telephone: 02920 872912.
CARDIFF COUNCIL ONLINE TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2020/21:
Curriculum For Wales - Governor Drop-In Online sessions (no need to book) - 22nd April 11:00 – 12:00 and 17:00 – 18:00
Children Looked After 22 June @ 16:00 – 17:00 Microsoft Teams
CP Level 2 20 May @ 10:00 - 11:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 10 June @ 10:00 - 11:00 Microsoft Teams
CP Level 3 24 June @ 10:00 - 11:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 8 July @ 10:00 - 11:00 Microsoft Teams
Equalities Training 15 June @ 14:00 – 15:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 7 July @ 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams
ME and EAL pupils 21 April @ 11:00 – 12:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 29 June @ 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams
Pupil Discipline & Exclusion 9 June @ 15:45 – 17:00 Microsoft Teams
HT Performance Management 17 June @ 13:30 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 23 June @ 16:30 - 18:00 Microsoft Teams
Understanding Data 28 April @ 17:30 - 19:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 13 May @ 10:30 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 25 May @ 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams
and .... 14 June @ 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams
Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent 18 May 2021 16:00 – 17:30 Microsoft Teams
New Governor Induction 20 April @ 16:00 - 17:30 Microsoft Teams
and .... 6 May @ 17:30 - 19:00 Microsoft Teams
and .... 17 May @ 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams
and .... 10 June @ 16:00 - 17:30 Microsoft Teams
and .... 22 June @ 10:30 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTERING FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE TRAINING
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:
Phone/ffon 029 20872912
Ruth Lock - Ruth.Lock@cardiff.gov.uk
Anne Cullen - Anne.Cullen2@cardiff.gov.uk
Karen Brown - Karen.Brown2@cardiff.gov.uk
Halema Begum - Halema.Begum2@cardiff.gov.uk
All emails will be acknowledged and you will receive a reminder email 7 days before each course.
Additional training presentations are continually uploaded onto our Microsoft Team FGB portal - these are only available to Glyncoed governors.
Next term, we will be distributing a Powerpoint update: 'All Wales and Cardiff City Council educational strategies'.
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 2020 questionnaire:
Overall how do we perceive our effectiveness in terms of organisation and management of the Governing Body?
As a whole governing body, 99% feel we meet all the success criteria.
Overall how do we perceive our effectiveness in terms of our strategic direction and the impact of our leadership?
97% of governors feel we meet all the success criteria.
Overall how do we perceive our effectiveness in terms of self-evaluation, including listening to learners and others?
100 % of governors feel we meet all the success criteria.
Results of the Governing Body 2020 Skills Audit:
Estates management – 50%
Environmental (sustainability) management – 38%
Financial – 50%
Legal – 50%
Procurement/purchasing – 38%
Understanding of school organisation, processes and procedures, data analysis and/or production, Equality and Diversity, Leadership, Coaching/mentoring, and ICT – all governors indicated they possess Moderate or Extensive expertise.
Overall, Glyncoed Governing Body provides a strong capacity to strategically meet the school’s needs. Online training in Environmental (sustainability) Management will be electronically delivered to every member.
Procurement and purchasing decisions strictly adhere to the school’s Financial Regulations Policy 2019, Counter-Fraud & Corruption Strategy Policy 2019 and the Charging and Remissions Policy 2019, and are evaluated by the Finance Committee and, where appropriate, referred for full Governing Body scrutiny.
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.