Governor Training

 

Aquila offers all Governors and Trustees access to The Key for School Governors online resource library and online training on over 50 topics via the National Governors Association Learning Link. 

In addition to the above, face to face training is also available oin the subjects below. 

 

Governor Forums

Following the success of our Chairs forum, the central team will be offering more forums for specialist governors this year. 

These will cover 

  • Chairs
  • Health and Safety 
  • Training and Development

The dates of most forums will be available in Governorhub and will be provided to those governors with specific responsibilities in these areas.

 

We will also be holdings Two Finance forums 

Review of financial handbook and updated working budgets from September - 19th November 6-8pm Charing CE Primary 

 

GAG funding / budget setting - 21st April 6-8pm Charing CE Primary

 

These sessions will require booking via the form below. Representation from every school will be mandatory for these sessions.

New Governor Induction

This session offers an introduction to governance in Aquila. We will consider roles and responsibilities within a MAT, systems and processes that are unique to our trust and operational documents such as our code of conduct. There are three sessions throughout the year and all new governors will be required to attend one of these sessions within the first year of their term of office. 
 

Presented by Nick Morgan and available exclusively to Schools within the Aquila Trust


Date: Monday 14th October 2019

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: Charing CEP School

 

Date: 20th April 2020

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: Kennington CEP School

 

Date: 6th July 2020

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: Kingsnorth CEP School

SIAMS for Governors

The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodists schools is a requirement for all schools with a religious foundation. You will be guided through the new framework by a practising SIAMs Inspector and will cover every aspect of the inspection process from a governors perspective. 
 

Presented by Liz Pettersen, Free to Schools within the Aquila Trust


Date: Monday 14th October 2019

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: Kingsnorth CEP School

Non Aquila Schools - £20

Understanding the New Ofsted Framework

Ofsted is is ever changing and so its important for governors to keep up to date with developments. This session will focus on the inspection process and what governors should expect to know as part of the leadership and management element of the inspection. 
 

Presented by Simon Molony, Free to Schools within the Aquila Trust


Date:  Tuesday 7th January 2020

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: Charing CEP School

Non Aquila Schools - £20

The Role of the Chair in Aquila Local Governing Bodies

Chairmanship requires specific and particular skills. Add to that being part of a mix of schools and with a different lines of accountability and responsibility, being a chair in a Multi Academy Trust can be overwhelming. This informal session will look at some of the key responsibilities of the chair in our trust and ensure you get the full support to be effective in the roll. 

Presented by Nick Morgan, Available only to Schools within the Aquila Trust

Date: 4th December 2019

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: Aquila Central Office

Understanding School Data

An overview of the Analyse School Performance (ASP) document and key questions to ask of school leaders.

Presented by Liz Windon, Free to Aquila Schools

Date: Thursday 12th December 2019

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: Charing CEP School

Non Aquila Schools - £20

School Exclusion

While we are committed to reducing exclusions, there are situations where this is unavoidable, possibly because staff and pupils are in danger. This session for is senior leaders and governors to understand their relative roles in the exclusion process. Practical help will be given to guide through the paperwork expected.

Presented by Chris Dale, Free to Aquila Schools

Date: TBC

Time: 6pm—8pm

Venue: TBC

Non Aquila Schools - £20

Governor Training Booking Form

Governor Training Booking Form
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