HfL are running a number of sessions that might prove of interest to Governors in the coming months, with topics including Fraud Prevention, Mediation & SEND Inspections.
Fraud Prevention for Schools
Taking place in the Hilton, Watford on 18th May and then again at Barnwell Upper School in Stevenage on 9th June, the sessions will run from 6:30 – 8pm with light buffet available from 6pm. The sessions are suitable for all governors, especially Chairs of Finance/Resource Committees, Link Governors, and those who have a special interest in Finance. They will be delivered by the Intelligence Officers of the Shared Anti-Fraud Service and provide an opportunity for discussion and questions.
Chairs’ Advanced Training: Mediation
Also taking place in Barnwell Upper School in Stevenage on 7th June, this 2 hour session will run from 7 – 9pm with refreshments available from 6:30pm. Tagged ‘Getting Agreement & Making it work’, attendees to this event will learn how to understand how difficulties & issues can occur and to be able to talk through them with others.
The Hertfordshire Headteacher Update
This will be held at Beales Hotel, Hatfield on 15th June between 6 – 8pm. Agenda items inlcude:
- Hertfordshire perspective,
- Ofsted updates,
- DfE Updates,
- Safeguarding & record keeping guidance for schools,
- Teach in Herts, &
- Pupils on part-time timetables.
Please confirm your attendance with firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEND Inspection Briefing
This briefing takes place at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ from 6:45pm (for 7pm start) on 23rd June.
We are at a point of significant development that will have an effect on provision for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities these include:
- The implementation of the common inspection framework
- The implications of national working groups on achievement, and the evaluation of progress
- The Local area inspection framework with regard to schools being part of the area.
Governance is a key part of each aspect above and it is important that governors have a good understanding of all aspects and their contribution. This free workshop will provide colleagues with an update of these subjects and their impact upon inspection. It will offer delegates an opportunity to ask questions on these and other areas of DSEN inspection. It is particularly relevant for:
- Governors who have a link role with SEND.
- Chairs of Governors – to give a complete overview.
- Any special school governor.
The speaker will be Mary Rayner who is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI). She is one of Ofsted’s National Leads for disability and special educational needs and is currently part of the development team for; the inspection of local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com no later than Friday 3rd June 2016 providing your name and governing body name.