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Governor Support Services
Providing comprehensive support for Clerking, Training and Development for governing bodies of schools and academies
The Governor Services Team assists governors and leaders to fulfil their legal responsibilities, to effectively lead and manage their schools/academies and develop their skills and knowledge to support school improvement.

The Governor Services Team provides comprehensive support packages for Clerking, Training and Development for governing bodies of both schools and academies in Warrington.

Governing Bodies can choose to buy into the elements of the service level agreement that they require and that meet their particular needs. The service level agreement has been designed to provide a level of flexibility and value for money.

The core clerking service is now complimented by a range of additional services which have come about through the direct consulation with schools, governing bodies and governors forum. These adddtional services can be purchased as additional elements allowing schools/governing bodies the flexibilty to develop their own bespoke service level agreement. The services include

1) The core clerking service
2) Clerking of addtional meetings (individual, three, six and nine)
3) Comprehensive governors training programme (purchased on an pay as you attend basis through the School Training SLA)
4) Membership to Modern Governor e-learning professional development materials
5) Membership to the National Governors Association (Standard and Gold membership)
6) Reviews of school governance
7) Bespoke governor training
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Spring Term 2018 Governing Body Papers
11 Jan
Attached are the Spring Term 2018 agenda papers for discussion at Governing Body meetings.
Governing Body Agenda papers
27 Sep
Attached are the Governing Body Agenda papers to be discussed at Autumn term meetings.
FREE - Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP)
18 Sep
Dear Headteacher/Chair of Governors Liverpool Hope University is pleased to offer your school 2 free places on the Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP) The Hope Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP) is aimed at Governors and Trustees (Directors) in both church schools and schools with a distinctively Christian ethos, providing support for Governors and Trustees (Directors) committed to working on school improvement. The programme has been very specifically designed to raise awareness of the changing expectations of Governing Boards and meeting today’s challenges in the education sector, whilst still holding on to the mission and vision of a church school. The programme has been developed by experts and professionals with a background in church school leadership, governance and inspection. The programme provides a foundation level, which includes an online module and access to a full day conference. Further options are available in an advanced level but are not compulsory. Audience: - Governors and trustees (directors) working in church schools - Governors working in other designated schools The full CSGTP programme includes: - Level 1 (Foundation): Completion of an online module (January to April 2018) and access to a one day conference (Saturday 9th June 2018, optional). - Level 2 (Advanced): Completion of a ‘Leading in Church Schools’ module, to include a Train the Trainer workshop (September - December 2018). Cost: FREE: This programme is subsidised* *Please note that places are limited. Maximum of 2 places per school can be booked. For further information and/or to register please contact: The CPD Team Faculty of Education Liverpool Hope University Hope Park Liverpool, L16 9JD. T: 0151 291 3061/3093 E: cpd@hope.ac.uk
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Training & Events

26
26 Feb
Effective Governing Programme Session 6: The Role of the Board in Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Children
Course content: - special educational needs and disability legislation and the requirements on schools - governors' responsibilities for child protection and keeping children safe - what the pupil premium grant is and how schools can use it to diminish differences between disadvantaged children and their peers - the role of the board in monitoring the impact of SEND provision, safeguarding and the use of the pupil premium grant
27
27 Feb
New Governors' Induction Course
The session will cover: - The three core functions of school/academy governance, including what these mean in practice - The Department for Education's 6 elements of effective governance - The Department for Education's governor competency framework - What makes governing body meetings effective - What Ofsted holds governing bodies accountable for - To whom governing bodies are accountable and ways in which they can fulfil these accountabilities
28
28 Feb
Child Sexual Exploitation (Morning Session)
A multi-agency workshop designed to provide practitioners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of child sexual exploitation and the local support service available to young people in Warrington.
28
28 Feb
Child Sexual Exploitation (Afternoon Session)
A multi-agency workshop designed to provide practitioners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of child sexual exploitation and the local support service available to young people in Warrington.
01
01 Mar
Effective Governing Programme Session 2: The Strategic Role of the Governing Board
What 'vision', 'ethos' and 'strategic direction' mean The role of the board in setting and monitoring vision, ethos and strategic direction What 'working strategically' means in practice The similarities and differences between the role of the board and the role of the executive leadership