We are delighted to offer an exciting new suite of courses for Governors this year. We are extremely fortunate to have a diverse and experienced team of presenters who will support Governors to meet the challenges they face. Whether you are new to governance or someone with more experience we feel that these sessions will provide the necessary knowledge and up to date information required to fulfil this complex and ever demanding role.

There will be 10 twilight sessions delivered across the year in participating schools. All sessions will be held in or near Rutland so that they are as accessible to Governors as possible.

Governor training sessions:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Governors 
  • Effective Governance 
  • Next steps in monitoring effective use of Pupil Premium for Governors
  • Safeguarding Update for Governors 
  • Managing complaints, concerns and grumbling. A pragmatic approach
  • Monitoring and evaluating with a focus on curriculum and the implications of the new inspection framework 
  • Understanding Data 
  • Governor Question Time 
  • SEND and the Equality Duty 
  • Chairing an effective meeting 

Term 1

Role & Responsibilities of Governors

Led by: John Walker, Solicitor
Audience: Ideal for new Governors or those wanting a refresher
Venue: Brooke Hill Academy
Dates: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Effective Governance

Led by: Gill Weston, Educational Consultant
Audience: Ideal for new Governors or those wanting a refresher
Venue: Whissendine Primary
Dates: Wednesday 9 October 2019
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Next Steps in Monitoring Effective Use of Pupil Premium for Governors

Led by: Glenn Fraser LLE, Head Teacher and Pupil Premium Reviewer
Venue: Empingham Primary
Dates: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Term 2

Safeguarding Update for Governors

Led by: Ann Prideaux, Safeguarding Development Officer for LCC
Venue: Uppingham CE Primary
Dates: Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Managing complaints, concerns and grumbling. A pragmatic approach

Led by: John Walker, Solicitor
Venue: Oakham CE Primary
Dates: Tuesday 26 Nov 2019
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Term 3

Monitoring and evaluating with a focus on curriculum and the implications of the new inspection framework

Led by: Gill Weston, Educational Consultant
Venue: St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham
Dates: Wednesday 22 Jan 2020
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Understanding Data

Led by: Rob Gooding, NLE and CEO of Rutland Learning Trust
Venue: Whissendine Primary
Dates: Wednesday 5 Feb 2020
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Term 4

Governor Question Time

Led by: John Walker and Nicola Tyers, highly experienced clerk to Governors
Venue: Empingham Primary
Dates: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

SEND and the Equality Duty

Led by: John Walker, Solicitor
Venue: Oakham CE Primary
Dates: Thursday 19 March 2020
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Term 5

How to chair and effective Governors meeting

Led by: John Walker, Solicitor
Venue: Brooke Hill Academy
Dates: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Cost: 7 Tokens, allows all members of your Governing body to attend all sessions