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Safeguarding

Safeguarding: fulfilling the governance role

Training & development
12/04/2023
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At a glance

This session will help both new and experienced board members to improve and update their knowledge of safeguarding and good governance practice and to understand how to fulfil their particular role in keeping their pupils safe.

This session will cover:

What safeguarding is
The statutory responsibilities
How schools keep children safe
The governing board’s role in relation to safeguarding duties
Strategic safeguarding
Knowing your school(s)
Fully bespoke

This session can be tailored to the circumstances of your school or trust.

2 hour session

At a glance

This 2-hour session will cover:

  • What safeguarding is
  • The statutory responsibilities
  • How schools keep children safe
  • The governing board’s role in relation to safeguarding duties
  • Strategic safeguarding
  • Knowing your school(s)
  • How to understand the strengths and weaknesses of safeguarding
  • How to evidence impact

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Who is this suitable for?

  • Governors, trustees and academy committee members (local governing body)

We would also recommend the attendance of:

  • The senior leadership team or designated safeguarding lead
  • The governance professional

If this session is commissioned for the governing board of a single school, or MAT board and/or local academy committees (local governing body) in a MAT, it will be contextualised accordingly.

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What are the benefits?

Participants will develop a sound understanding of what safeguarding is and how pupils should kept safe when at school. Using a combination of engaging learning activities, scenarios and key documents to review, you will have the opportunity to explore how your board should approach safeguarding in your school organisation.

The session focuses on practical good governance and sensible approaches and provides useful questions and templates so that participants gain the confidence to contribute effectively to safeguarding in their school or trust.

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How will you learn?

  • The session can be delivered via face-to-face or online workshop
  • It will be facilitated by a quality-assured NGA consultant with relevant governance and training expertise.
  • The session will be interactive with a mixture of participant activities and facilitator-led explanation and discussion.
  • It will be supported with session materials including a resource toolkit and suggested activities to help with next steps.
  • 'This was an excellent training session that was well delivered and extremely relevant.'

    Kelly Rigby

    Staff Governor

    Epworth Education Trust

  • ‘It was one of the best safeguarding training sessions I’ve been on. I was excited to get the slides as I’m looking to put it into practice at school.’

  • ‘The brilliant facilitator managed the group and the technology well. I got a lot out of the training and am looking forward to sharing it with my governors.’

    Enquire now to book this for your board(s)

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    If you would like to book the session or find out more then make an enquiry.

    This training is designed for a group of participants at a school, trust or other organisation.

    It is also suitable for a group of schools to share.

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