School Governance - Safer Recruitment

Course Content: governors training

Course Outline
All recruitment panels in schools are required to have on them someone who is trained in safer recruitment practices. Although governors will only be involved in the recruitment of senior leaders, they should ensure that enough board members are trained for this eventuality, and are aware of the parameters in which their own senior leaders are working.

At the end of this session, you will understand how to comply with safer recruitment practice, and how to implement it effectively.

What will the session cover?

  1. Why safer recruitment is required.
  2. What the statutory requirements are.
  3. The actions required to ensure safer recruitment at all stages of the recruitment process.
  4. The safeguarding governors’ role in relation to safer recruitment.

Intended Audience: School Governors

Standard Price
Universal £110 (£132 inc VAT)
GDBE elevate CORE £85
Presented Online
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Valerie Todd

GDBE elevate - Trainer Profile

Valerie is a qualified accredited safer recruitment trainer with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.  Safer Recruitment training resources are prepared from materials authored by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.  Valerie has facilitated management training for a number of years, delivering safer recruitment training, recruitment and selection training, performance appraisal training, equity and diversity training, disciplinary and grievance training for school leaders. Furthermore, Valerie brings extensive HR experience in her role as HR Consultant within GDBE Elevate, combined with a passion for working with school leaders, helping them to navigate complex HR issues and get the best from their people. Valerie has worked in HRD for the Harris Academy Trust and as HR Director for Oasis Community Learning and more recently has provided HR consultancy to a range of clients through Discovery HR Solutions. Valerie has a deep love for education and is a Trustee for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.