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Seven Safeguarding Habits of Highly Effective Leaders
January 22, 2020
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Commitment, expertise and time is needed for successful safeguarding

Even with the best academic outcomes, when safeguarding arrangements aren’t judged to be effective it’s likely to lead to an inadequate leadership and management judgement.

The significance of online safety within this bigger picture cannot be under-estimated, given that young people are living their lives seamlessly on and offline. Digital behaviour in schools has to be monitored in the way physical behaviour and conduct is monitored: staff can be trained to look for the early warning signs of a young person at risk in the physical environment – but who’s looking at student behaviour in the digital environment, where they spend so much time? And who is trained to recognise the markers of risky behaviour?

In a special digital safeguarding report, the team at eSafe has identified the 7 defining habits of the leadership teams in those establishments with outstanding safeguarding arrangements.

Click Here To Download The Full Report

The Education Inspection Framework: What this Means for Governors by Amanda Spielman
June 12, 2019
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Amanda Spielman spoke at the National Governance Association (8 Jun) about the response to the consultation on the education inspection framework and what the new framework means for governors.

Thank you for inviting me here today. I’m not in the least surprised to see so many governors out at the weekend.

I was a governor myself for 7 years and I really understand the commitment, the thought, the amazing energy that goes into the work that you do. I’m looking forward to going back into the world of being a governor one day.

A big thank you for engaging so fully with our recent consultation, and for the thoughtful and comprehensive NGA (National Governance Association) response. Today I hope to expand on some of the issues you highlighted and unpack some of the detail for you.

It’s been a few weeks since we published the final framework and handbooks. I hope that some of you have had a chance to look at them, as they lay out how we’ll inspect and what we’ll be looking at on inspections from this coming September. Read more

ViewPoint: Good Governance Must be Pursued by all Providers’
September 19, 2018
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What does good governance look like for independent training providers, asks Dr Sue Pember

When we see the annual summer education headlines on television and in newspapers – the GCSE exam results, back to school and university, etc – we can be tempted to make the mistake of forgetting the
ViewPoint:ongoing work of the independent sector, which works with employers, apprentices and trainees all year round. This is something we should correct.

Independent training providers are vital to the nation’s success and make up a significant part of this country’s skills provision and training, but often they only make the press when something goes wrong – and often this is a breakdown of governance. Therefore, good governance is key to achieving success, improving reputation and safeguarding the longevity of the sector.

In the world of corporate governance, achieving good governance is not a new pursuit, and debates as to what it looks like have been raging for many years; when it fails it can have dire effects on a company. So, like all essentially contested concepts, what we know and understand by the term “good governance” may never be fully understood, but it is now time to take that debate into the independent training sector.

Clear principles ‘are vital’ Read more

Recognising Excellence in Governance of Independent Training Providers
September 4, 2018
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This webinar will explain how independent training providers (ITPs) as deliverers of publicly funded skills programmes can benefit from adopting a new Code of Good Governance for ITPs drawn up by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers with support from FETL. 

With provider sustainability an important issue during a period of unprecedented sector reform, Dr Sue Pember and Mark Dawe will discuss why good governance helps ensure that funds are well spent, are focused on government priorities and are delivering high-quality teaching and learning for the benefit of employers and learners.  They will also explain how the Code can work for providers of all sizes.

LIVE WEBINAR

Friday Friday 14th September 2018 12:30 – 13:30

Register for the Webinar Here

 

 

AELP Launches New Code of Good Governance for Independent Training Providers

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is consulting on a new Code of Good Governance for Independent Training Providers who deliver publicly funded skills programmes on behalf of the government.

The draft Code sets out the key themes and principles which any provider in the sector will need to adopt in order to show that it is conducting its business in the best interest of its trainees, Training employers, key stakeholders and funders.

It adopts and builds on the Seven (Nolan) Principles of Public Life which provide an ethical framework for the personal behaviour of a provider’s board members and leadership.

These standards are:

  1. Selflessness
  2. Integrity
  3. Objectivity
  4. Accountability
  5. Openness
  6. Honesty
  7. Leadership

With support from the Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL), the Code has been designed to apply to all independent training providers (ITPs), including limited companies, charities and not-for-profit organisations and AELP is strongly recommending that all of its ITP members adopt it. Read more