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Schools workshops

We have associates steeped in experience of working with and in schools, Ofsted inspections and issues associated with vulnerable children and young people.  We have a wealth of experience around working with complex families, the school improvement/raising achievement agenda and support roles in general.

Workshops for working with vulnerable children and families

We have a range of workshops that we can provide to staff, governors and parents. We can run these either as twilight sessions, on inset days or in the evenings to suit your needs.

A few examples are below but we be delighted to talk to you and create a bespoke programme to meet your precise needs.

Engaging disengaged families. To support staff to understand and work with children from families experiencing complex challenges. Understand the features of children from disadvantaged groups, why families can be disengaged, consider school processes relating to these children and families, understand the factors which underpin effective engagement, learn how to engage these families and effectively communicate with them and provide feedback and challenge in order to improve outcomes.  

Governor workshops

Taking the Chair - a practical “how to” course for new and aspiring chairs of governors.

The Role of the Governor - Comprehensive induction course offering the opportunity to learn about their role (strategic, accountability and critical friend) and two further sessions on data and finance. A further session for governors of Church of England schools was delivered in collaboration with the Diocese of York.

School Improvement - A five session module considering the OFSTED focus areas and the OFSTED framework:

  • Quality of Teaching
  • Behaviour and Safety
  • Leadership and Management
  • RAISE
  • Understanding OFSTED

Ofsted Training Workshop

  • Ofsted Inspections
  • The new Ofsted inspection framework for schools
  • Changes to Ofsted regarding governance
  • What Ofsted requires from a school
  • What Ofsted expects from school governors
  • What is wrong in declining schools? 

 Understanding Education Data Workshop

  • Understanding pupil performance data  
  • Monitoring performance data and targets
  • RAISE online training
  • Ofsted data dashboard
  • Family Fisher Trust Live Dashboard (where appropriate)
  • Pupil premium and primary Sports Funding initiatives
  • Monitoring of achievement for different groups 

Effective Governance Workshop

  • Characteristics of good governance
  • The Core functions of a governing body Statutory responsibilities
  • Performance management and capability
  • Engaging with stakeholders Governance in MULTI Academy Trusts  

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