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Online Training - Autumn Term 2022

Online Training - Autumn Term 2022


Our training schedule for the Autumn Term 2022 is detailed below. Training is delivered online, providing greater flexibility to school employees, particularly during these challenging times. All our courses are designed specifically for staff working in schools.

In-School Training

In addition to our scheduled training this term, we also provide a wide range of group training workshops in the management of human resources as well as whole staff workshops (including redeployment/job search skills), which can be delivered at your individual school or setting, at a time to suit you. The precise content and duration can be tailored to the particular requirements of your organisation.

Find out more about our training portfolio or contact us for a no-obligation discussion.


Scheduled Training Autumn Term 2022

Safer Recruitment for School Managers (3-Hour Workshop)

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children starts with ensuring that staff and volunteers in education settings are selected and vetted in line with statutory requirements to robustly assess their suitability for working with children and young people.   

Undertaking this training meets the requirements of the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 for at least one panel member for all interviews (in a maintained school) to have undertaken safer recruitment training.

The course covers:

  • The legal context of recruitment and selection process and planning
  • Shortlisting, employment references, interviewing and decision making
  • Conditional offers, DBS checks and the single central register (SCR), data protection and induction 


9th November 2022 09.30-12.30 Find out more and book

Managing Difficult Conversations (2.5-Hour Workshop)

This workshop will help develop the skills and confidence necessary for school managers to have effective conversations with staff, focussing particularly on underperformance and/or misconduct. 

We provide a balanced blend of theory with the opportunity to reflect on key skills and techniques in a supportive environment.

The course will look at practical tips to help turn difficult conversations into effective and productive conversations and will explore possible barriers and ways to help overcome them.

Dates to be confirmed 09:30 - 12:00 TBC

Managing and Processing DBS Checks (Modular Course)

This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of a school’s statutory requirements in relation to carrying out DBS checks.

This course is delivered over 2 x 2.5 hour modules (dates for the modules are below). 

Module One                    

  • Safeguarding legislation
  • Types of DBS check
  • Definition of regulated activity
  • Who requires a DBS check?
  • Children’s Barred List
  • Pre-DBS risk assessment and supervision
  • DBS Update Service
  • Overseas Police Checks

Module Two                    

  • ID checking guidelines and routes
  • Tracking applications and escalations
  • Positive DBS disclosures and risk  assessments
  • Workforces and CBL
  • DBS filtering rules

Please note the 2nd module of this course includes a walk-through of the Strictly Education 4S DBS portal, however the rest of the course content is generic and relevant to all users.


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29 November 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Module 1
1 December 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Module 2

The Foundations of HR in Education (Modular Course)

The content of this course has been designed to help delegates gain a greater understanding of HR best practice including statutory requirements related to pay and conditions of service that are specific to education.

The key HR administrative processes and procedures are discussed and then applied in practical exercises to help delegates work through various possible scenarios around the management of staff in schools. This is a highly recommended programme for anyone in a role that involves HR management in education. The training is relevant to education settings based in any local authority area, including maintained schools and academy trusts.

This course is delivered over 4 x 2.5 hour modules (dates for the modules are below).  

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11 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Module 1
13 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Module 2
18 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Module 3
20 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Module 4

Managing the Single Central Record (3-Hour Workshop)

This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of a school’s statutory requirement to maintain details of all adults in their setting via a Single Central Record. It is recommended for anyone who is responsible for updating the Single Central Record and carrying out associated checks.

The content is critical to those new in post, as well as to update more experienced staff as the course is constantly amended to reflect the current statutory requirements.


29 September 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Find out more and book

Managing Absence and Supporting Staff Wellbeing

This course is designed to provide delegates with a greater understanding of HR best practice and statutory requirements in relation to supporting staff wellbeing and managing absence.Supporting the wellbeing of staff has become a key responsibility for line managers in schools over recent years along with managing often sensitive and complex sickness absence issues. Delegates will work through practical exercises, focussed on possible scenarios around the absence management of staff in schools.

Dates to be confirmed 9.30 - 12.00pm       TBC