Course code Price Keystage(s) Presented by
  • £85 (LCC Fee)
  • £85 (Ext Fee)
Foundation; KS1; KS2; KS3; KS4; Post16
  • Andrew Marston (Governor Tutor)
  • Ruth Thompson (Governor Tutor)
Suitable for: Governors

Course Objectives

The course will:

• Identify the different types & functions of governor panels.
• Outline the common principles & procedures to be followed.
• Explain the roles of the Chair of the panel, Clerk, HR & other Specialist Advisers.
• Practice the skills of listening to presentations & asking the right questions.
• Outline the processes for making decisions, recording the rationale & delivering outcomes.
• Practice decision making skills using case studies.
Governors are asked to sit on a wide range of occasional committees or panels with a decision-making role including Pupil Discipline, Staff Discipline, Staff Grievance, Disciplinary Appeals, Parental Complaints, Pay Appeals, etc.
All of these have common features and approaches but, because these committees tend to meet infrequently, governors may have little knowledge or experience of having to make difficult decisions in sometimes challenging cases.
Using case studies, exercises and discussion, this workshop will develop governors’ knowledge and skills around the procedures used and the processes for reaching fair, reasonable and defensible decisions.This course is for Governors only. Schools buying into the SLA for training can attend this course for free. Non Governors will be charged the full course fee.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a course place is cancelled by the delegate within 21 working days of the course date.

If you have applied online and ticked to have acceptance sent via email the email will be sent 2-3 weeks before as well as a letter to the your Schools Portal.

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Lancashire Professional Development Service
The Centre for Learning Excellence
Woodlands Conference Centre
Southport Road

Tel: 01257 516100