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:
THERE ARE NO FURTHER AUTUMN TERM TRAINING SESSIONS.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WHEN SPRING TERM COURSES ARE CONFIRMED.
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: - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: - 029 20872913.
All emails will be acknowledged and you will receive a reminder email 7 days before each course.
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.