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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

 

 

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.  

 

 

CARDIFF COUNCIL ONLINE TRAINING  SCHEDULE FOR 2020/21:

 

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: - 029 20872913.

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

 

 

 

Children Looked After Level 1 Training

 

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.

 

 

3rd November 2020

15:00 – 16:00

Microsoft Teams

 

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

 

10th November 2020

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

11th November 2020

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

Trainer: Achievement & Inclusion Team

 

 

 

Cardiff Governors Association Annual

Training Conference

 

This is an informative and interactive session for all governors.

 

There will be opportunities to network and to debate relevant key education issues. The conference will consist of keynote speakers, case studies and opportunities for discussion.

 

Facilitator: Cardiff Governors Association

 

 

26 November 2020

14:00 – 17:00

 

Venue:

To Be Confirmed

 

 

Child Protection Level 2 Training

 

This course is for all governors.

 

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

 

 

12th November 2020

09:00 – 10:00

Microsoft Teams

 

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

 

25th November 2020

16:00 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

Trainer: Education Safeguarding Team

 

 

 

Child Protection Level 3 Training

 

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.

 

 

2nd December 2020

12:00 – 13:00

Microsoft Teams

 

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

 

 

 

Pupil Discipline & Exclusion

 

This course is for all governors.

 

 

17th November 2020

16:30 – 17:30

Microsoft Teams

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

 

This course is for all governors.

 

 

23rd November 2020

16:30 – 17:30

Microsoft Teams

 

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

 

 

 

 

Headteacher Performance Management

 

This is a session for all governors involved in the Headteacher performance management of the Headteacher.

 

 

19th November 2020

15:30 – 17:00

Microsoft Teams

 

Further details on the session will be circulated shortly

23rd November 2020

13:00 – 14:30

Microsoft Teams

 

Aims:

TBC

26th November 2020

16:30 – 18:00

     Microsoft Teams

 

 

 

 

Trainer: Central South Consortium

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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