Specialist governor training – its a hit!

April and May have seen me roll out my newly developed training session aimed solely at school governors. The feedback has been incredible – thank you so much to all that have come along and participated!

We have looked at Online Safety through the eyes of KCSiE (2016) and we considered ‘What does outstanding practice look like?’ All governors left the session with a clear understanding of their statutory responsibilities, and were heavily armed with information to take back to school and with questions to ask all stakeholders. Off the back of this information they will be able to devise a plan of action to ensure any gaps in provision are filled.

I was really excited about delivering this course as we know that governor involvement is fairly low when considering the Online Safety landscape. I am aware that there are some online courses available (I even *star* in one myself!) but my feeling is that many of our governors have not been born into the digital revolution and they really value the opportunity to be able to interact with others and ask questions. Being able to facilitate and encourage questions and the sharing of good practice really enriches both the learning experience and the confidence levels of all involved. The governors are also aware of sources of support and that I am always only an email away if they have a burning question to ask.

Of all of the courses I have run these have felt a bit special. I could feel the atmosphere in the room prior to the session starting – not quite doom and gloom but a definite sense of foreboding, and to watch animated, happy, positive governors leave at the end with a sense of direction and a plan in mind gave me an enormous feeling of satisfaction. I do love my job!

As these courses were so well received I have added on some new dates, if you are interested please contact me to book a space.

Planned sessions are:

Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton – June 21st
Morley Hayes Golf Club, Morley – July 18th and November 21st
Casa Hotel, Chesterfield – July 19th and November 23rd

All sessions are held in the evening from 18.30 until 20.30. The charge £49 per person and I recommend at least 2 governors from each school attend.

If you can not make these dates or venues and would like this training for your cluster please contact me, I would be happy to help.

Now time for some more research around the dark web… a wise man once told me excellence never stops – he was right 🙂