Learning Link Bitesize
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Just in time support to fill knowledge gaps when you need it most.
Your Learning Link e-learning subscription will include access to bitesize e-learning, in addition to our suite of over 50 e-learning modules.
Dip in and out based on how much time you have. Fill knowledge gaps when you need it most or take a more strategic approach by completing a module with your governing board before each meeting.
We offer a selection of modules in convenient bitesized sessions that take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete, supplemented with helpful downloadable resources and templates. Bitesize modules include a range of short interactive learning elements such as videos, scenarios and audit functionality to ensure learning is effective and engaging.
Stakeholder engagement: The governance role
Using case studies and interactive questions, this bitesized module explores what stakeholder engagement is, what it looks like when done well and how to go about doing it successfully in your school or trust.
Management of workload and wellbeing: the governance role
Exploring the sorts of issues that many schools and trusts are facing, this bitesized module suggests practical approaches that governing boards can take to get workload and wellbeing management under control.
Holding to account: How to question and challenge
Providing effective challenge to senior leadership is an essential part of the governing board’s role. This module covers the types of questions that governing boards should be asking and provides guidance about when a courageous conversation is required
Holding to account: How to conduct a courageous conversation
Once you’ve asked the right questions of your senior leadership, a courageous conversation may be required. This module will take you through how to prepare for such a conversation and will give you some simple strategies for ensuring that you stay in control and emerge with outcomes that will benefit the school or trust’s pupils.
Creating a new vision for your school or trust
Using case studies and model approaches, this module will help you and your board review your vision and, if necessary, develop a new one to create the right strategic direction for your school or trust.
Using integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP) to resource the best curriculum for your pupils
A key resource optimisation tool is integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP) and there is increased emphasis on its use by DfE. This bitesize module is intended to demystify ICFP by providing an introductory exploration of what it is and how to get your school or trust to use it.
Setting performance objectives for executive leaders
Explore the governing board’s role in the choosing and framing of suitable objectives for executive leaders, and how objectives should form the basis for effective appraisal in this practical module.
Consider your stance on permanent exclusions and assess your own initial responses to poor pupil behaviour in this thought-provoking module about a fictional exclusions case.
Governance monitoring: A tool to help drive improvement
Understand your school’s target setting requirements and hold your school and leadership team to account with this useful audit tool.
Governance visits to schools
Whilst visits are not recommended at present due to Covid-19, making alternative plans is even more crucial than ever. In this module, explore why visits are important and what agreed protocols you can put in place to make them more effective with a helpful video and downloadable resource.