Leadership Training Programme 2020/21

The Leadership Training Programme is aimed at new, aspiring and existing leaders. The training is designed to provide induction training for those who are new to school leadership or refresher training for more experienced colleagues.

The themes are co-designed with school leaders and focus on the practical aspects of leaders’ roles. Additional sessions may be added through the year.

Subscribing schools will have unlimited access to the programme. For non-subscribing schools each session will be charged at £95 per person.

All sessions will be virtual online sessions until further notice. Decisions about sessions planned for later in the year will be made closer to the time.

Admissions & Appeals

Course Overview

An overview of the statutory framework for managing school admissions & appeals. This session will cover:

  • The responsibilities on the Local Authority and on the schools - The Admission Code of Practice
  • When Admissions occur
  • Key statutory dates
  • Co-ordination
  • Delayed/Deferred entry to Reception
  • Summer Born children
  • In-Year admissions
  • When a parent can appeal
  • The Appeal Panel
  • The process for hearing an appeal
  • The role of the Local Authority and school
  • The legal status of an appeal panel decision
Date Venue  
Cohort 1
14 October 2021
9.30-11.00am
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Cohort 2
3 March 2022
9.30-11.00am
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Exclusions

Course Overview

An overview on the statutory framework for managing permanent exclusions. The session will cover:

  • The statutory framework for exclusions
  • Factors to consider before making a permanent exclusion
  • The role of the Headteacher/Principal
  • Communication with parents
  • Timescales
  • The role of the Governing Body (Governors Discipline Committee)
  • Independent Review Panel/SEN representatives
Date Venue  
Cohort 1
21 October 2021
9.30-11.00am
Online Book Soon
Cohort 2
10 March 2022
9.30-11.00am
Online Book Soon

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Financial Benchmarking

Course Overview

This session will provide an overview of school and academy finances and the tools available to support with financial benchmarking, including an introduction to "Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning". This will be an informal interactive session and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
16 November 2021
Time TBC
Online Book Soon
Cohort 2
17 May 2022
Time TBC
Online Book Soon

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Health & Safety

Course Overview

Managing health and safety well can bring many benefits to you, your staff and also the rest of the school community. It is important that you have clear arrangements in place for managing health and safety, and, as a Headteacher, understand your role, responsibilities and accountabilities. Getting health and safety leadership right is about managing risk sensibly. This short briefing session outlines your duties under health and safety legislation, the benefits of managing health and safety well; the potential consequences when it goes wrong and dispels some of the myths associated with “’elf and safety gone mad…”

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
TBC
Online Book Soon

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Prevent Training

Course Overview

Local Prevent Briefing for Sheffield School Leaders (Suitable for Headteachers, Safeguarding Leads and Governors.)

The Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015 placed a statutory duty on schools and other public bodies to safeguard vulnerable individuals from radicalisation. It is essential that schools in all phases understand their Prevent responsibilities and are aware of the current local and national context. This session will focus on highlighting current risks (including the impact of COVID), local Safeguarding processes, resources available to schools, and advice from Ofsted. As the session is being delivered virtually we will not be able to offer ‘Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent’ training on this occasion. This session is aimed at NEW leaders and will replicate some material from earlier training sessions.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
TBC
Online Book Soon
Cohort 2
TBC
Online Book Soon
Cohort 3
TBC
Online Book Soon

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Sheffield Educational Landscape

Course Overview

This session attempts to map the fragmented education landscape to provide colleagues with a clearer understanding of the many partners with whom schools work. This will include Sheffield City Council and other public services.

The session will be accompanied by a presentation that colleagues can take away and there will be opportunities for discussion.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
30 September 2021
1:00-2:00pm
Online Book Soon

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Tribunals and Legal

Course Overview

This session will cover practical real-life examples of situations / scenarios when schools have needed legal advice and support to include:

  • Disability discrimination and SEND Tribunals
  • Uneconomic contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Subject access requests, repetitive and vexatious requests and the ICO
  • Parental complaints
  • Nuisance on school premises – how to deal with warring parents
  • Support during an HSE investigation
  • Behaviour, discipline and exclusions
  • Trespass on school land
  • Employment issues
  • Collaboration, federation, schools companies
  • The School Trip to Paris that goes wrong!

We will also be discussing with you:

  • When it would be appropriate to seek legal advice and support
  • What sort of support from legal services would you like to see?
Date Venue  
Cohort 1
TBC
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Working with Governors & Trustees

Course Overview

This session will focus on the role of school governors and trustees in leading the school and providing strategic oversight, taking into account the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The session will look at the key features of effective governance and ways in which heads can successfully work with governors to provide great leadership for schools.

Date Venue  
Cohort 1
7 December 2021
1:00-2:30pm
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