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Excellence in Education Ltd. Chris Pickup Associates

Excellence in Education Ltd. Chris Pickup Associates

Working with Schools to Promote Excellence in Education by
Offering Headteachers a High Level of Valuable Professional Support

Getting Your Governors Prepared For Ofsted

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Are your governors ready for inspection?

Or could they be judged to require improvement?

HMCI has indicated that OFSTED Inspections will focus much more sharply on the role of the Governing Body to ensure that it is carrying out its statutory duties and responsibilities effectively and holding the school to account. This is a training day for chairs of school governors, other key governors and headteachers. Chris will work with them to help them prepare for the range of issues that OFSTED inspectors will raise.

The contribution of governors to the school is evaluated as part of the judgement on ‘Leadership and

Management’. If governors are judged to require improvement then the whole of the ‘Leadership’ area of

the Inspection Framework’ is judged to ‘require improvement’. It is therefore crucial that the governors understand the importance of their role in contributing to the inspection judgements.

Chris will explain how:

  • Inspectors will evaluate how effectively governors challenge and hold senior leaders to account for all aspects of the school's performance and ensure financial stability.
  • Inspectors will expect governors to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the school.
  • Inspectors will expect school governors to be familiar with, and understand, performance data, including the information that the school data dashboard presents for their school.

He will work with the delegates to help them action plan for the inspection to ensure that they have all key areas covered and that they can aim for a judgement of outstanding.

Why not bring a group of key governors to work together on the day?

Audience: Chairs of Governors; Governors; Headteachers; SLT Members Course Leader: Chris Pickup

Course Day: Arrive 9.30am for a 10.00am start and the day ends at 3.00pm. Course Fee: £250.00 plus

Bacon rolls and refreshments on arrival and a 2 course lunch in the restaurant included

To book your place(s) on this course, please fill in your details below.
Confirmation and an invoice will be sent into school.

• Payment is due within 28 days of invoice
• A refund of 50% will be made where a booking is cancelled at least seven days prior to the date of the course.
• Where cancellation is less than seven days prior to the date of the course full payment is due.

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Excellence in Education Ltd.
Chris Pickup Associates
3A Underwood Way, Shaw
Oldham, Lancashire