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Governance Services.
Supporting those in educational governance to improve outcomes for all children and young people.
Governance Services provides a comprehensive range of advice, support and training to those involved in governance within educational settings - from boards of governors in a maintained school, to boards of trustees and members in an academy, and those involved in local governance within a multi-academy trust - to enhance leadership and management to support the raising of educational achievement and improve the life chances for all young people.

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26 Feb
Data Protection and the New GDPR Directive - The Changes for Schools
After an outline of the new directive, the current practice will be highlighted. Having isolated the changes, the delegates will complete a series of practical activities. Time will be allocated to create an implementation plan to allow full compliance for when the new regulations arrive.
26 Feb
Level 4 Award Professional Practice for Specialist Teaching Assistant working with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs
The course consists of an introductory session, followed by 5 full day taught sessions. Please note: It is highly recommended that you attend an Introductory Session and also the Study Skills session. There are 2 introductory sessions but you will only need to attend one of the sessions; Tuesday 11th July 2017 Introductory Session; 17.00 18.30 or Wednesday 6th September 2017 Introductory Session; 17.00 18.30. There will also be a Study Skills session taking place for the course on Tuesday 10th October 2018; 18.00 - 20.00 at Fiveways School. On completion of this qualification, a presentation event will take place on Friday 28th September 2018 17.00 – 18.30 at Fiveways School, Yeovil. If you are unable to attend either of these sessions (introductory or study skills) or if you have any questions with regards to the sessions of the course please contact Jenny Squire on 01823 348268 or email JSquire@somerset.gov.uk as soon as possible. This is so that we can inform the tutor and we can update our records on who will be attending and who will not be for these sessions. Each taught session will cover a specific topic which are the following: - Day 1 – Inclusive Practice - Day 2 – Child Development - Day 3 – Assessment - Day 4 – Impact of SEN on Learning - Day 5 – Social and Emotional Development Please note: as well as attending the above sessions, the course will require independent study and the production of a portfolio of evidence consisting of written assignments, reflective logs, written reports, and workplace observations. Please download timeline of events for learner's information of what to expect.
26 Feb
Primary Data for Governors and Trustees
A session aimed at helping governors and trustees to understand: all sources of data available how to interpret what that data is saying assessment of students types of analysis that boards can expect The session also focuses on giving governors and trustees confidence to hold the school/academy to account for the educational effectiveness of the setting.
27 Feb
Spelling Detectives
How well does it work? This intervention which was first implemented in schools during 2014/15. The data we have is limited at the moment but on average pupils make double the rate of normal progress whilst receiving the intervention.
27 Feb
Good Autism Practice (Autism Education Trust)
This session will: - Enable practitioners to develop their knowledge and understanding of good autism practice - Provide guidelines and activities to support practitioners to reflect on and improve their own practice and EHC planning for pupils with complex needs.
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