Governor Training Programme 2013-14

Here’s the training programme for this academic year from Haringey LA.

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Using evidence to make informed decisions and maximise the impact of spending

Kevan Collins’ presentation to the Haringey Governors’ Conference on using the Teaching and Learning Toolkit

Conference: research, exclusions and high quality governance

I am just back from the Haringey Governors Conference and I thought I would briefly reflect on the sessions I went to and what I learnt.

As well as the keynote on using well-researched interventions I attended workshops on exclusions and the Governor Mark.

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A great source of information for governors

The Clerk to Governors website has a huge amount of information that all governors should find useful. It’s really worth bookmarking and referring to.

There’s legal info, research and up to date news.

http://clerktogovernors.wordpress.com/

A quick guide on how to raise attainment

This is a really important piece of research that all governors should have a read of and use as part of discussions with their headteachers.

It very simply summarises 20 popular methods of raising attainment and weighs the research in to them. A simple table lays out the cost, likely benefit and the strength of the research in to each. It then goes on to give a one page summary of each of the methods and the research. It’s concise and very readable and some of the results are surprising.

So if you are looking to raise attainment for disadvantaged students in your school (and if not, why not) you really need to read this.

Read more about the report from the Education Endowment Foundation.

Download the report directly.

The report was originally called the Pupil Premium Toolkit, this is an updated version.