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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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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

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11 Jul
Early Help and Safeguarding Children : A Shared Responsibility (Basic Awareness)
• To explore the Early Help agenda and why we have changed the way in which we work. • To explore how to safeguard children. • To examine the definitions of what constitutes abuse and how it can be identified. • To learn how to report concerns.
16
16 Oct
Headteacher Performance Management
A session for all members and prospective members of the headteacher's performance management panel, and other interested governors/trustees, covering: An overview of the performance management framework in schools The governing bodies responsibilities The role of the Headteachers performance management panel The role of the external adviser in the performance management process How the performance management process links to decisions on pay
18
18 Oct
Headteacher Performance Management
A session for all members and prospective members of the headteacher's performance management panel, and other interested governors/trustees, covering: An overview of the performance management framework in schools The governing bodies responsibilities The role of the Headteachers performance management panel The role of the external adviser in the performance management process How the performance management process links to decisions on pay
03
03 Nov
Governor Conference 2018
Programme of the Day will be available shortly
08
08 Nov
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