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Governor training - Course descriptions

Descriptions of all governor training courses available.

Newly appointed governors (mandatory)

Facilitator/s: Kate Phillips - School and Governor Team Manager; Kathryn Thomas - School Support Unit Manager.

Newly appointed chairs (mandatory)

Facilitators: Kate Phillips - School and Governor Team Manager; Kathryn Thomas - School Support Unit Manager.

Newly appointed clerks to governors (mandatory)

Facilitator/s: Kate Phillips - School and Governor Team Manager; Kathryn Thomas - School Support Unit Manager.

Understanding of school data - primary (mandatory)

Facilitator/s: Mike Jones - Head of Management Systems Unit; Anthony Quick, Helen Richards - Systems Support and Development Officers.

Understanding of school data (secondary) (mandatory)

Facilitators: Mike Jones - Head of Management Systems Unit; Anthony Quick, Helen Richards - Systems Support and Development Officers.

New headteachers

Facilitator/s: Kathryn Thomas - Manager, School Support Unit; Kate Phillips - Manager, School and Governor Team.

Supporting looked after children in our schools

Facilitator: Sue Phillips - Looked after Children co-ordinator.

Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Facilitator: Helen Osborne - Senior Educational Psychologist.

Child protection

Facilitator: Paul Henwood - Child Protection and Safeguarding officer.

Redundancy

Facilitator: Kath Jones - Principal Officer Human Resources.

Finance and budgets

Facilitators: Brian Roles - Head of Education Planning and Resources Service; Kelly Small - Head of Revenue Planning Unit.

Health and safety

Facilitator: Wendy Baker - Senior Health and Safety trainer.

Management of absence

Facilitator: Kathryn Jones - Principal Officer Human Resources.

Safer recruitment

Facilitator: Kathryn Jones - Principal Officer Human Resources.

Exclusions and the role of the pupil disciplinary committee

Facilitator: Claire Abraham - School Admissions Officer

HR courses

Facilitator: Kathryn Jones, Principal HR Officer.

The Role of the Wellbeing Governor

Facilitated by various Health and Welfare professionals.

Clerk to Governors Forum

Facilitator: Kate Phillips - School and Governor Team Manager

New Estyn Inspection Arrangements for Governors

From September 2017, schools will be inspected by Estyn using a brand new framework.

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