Blended Programmes

The programmes below have have proven to be the most popular with schools. They can all be tailored to your specific CPD objectives. See which would suit your needs best.

You can choose to host the training in your school or join with local schools to save on costs, create a regional team and expand your community of professionals. For more information about hosting a CPD programme in partnership with us please email our Director of Educational Services Costa Constantinou, c.constantinou@veema.co.uk.

Our Core Blended Programmes

Rethinking Governance

Lead the way to effective school governance

Delivered by former head teachers and governance specialists with extensive experience of working in British international schools, this two- part training programme is specifically designed to help you strengthen governance within your school.

After the first part of the programme, which focuses on ‘building the foundations of governance’, you will:

  • Have a much greater knowledge of the purpose of a governing body and the three core functions of school governors.
  • Know how governors need to work in ‘critical harmony’ with school leaders if they want to challenge the status quo without conflict.
  • Be able to identify individual strengths of governors and use these to improve the collective effectiveness of the whole governing body.
  • Understand how to reinvent the committee by replacing outdated stereotypes about committee structure and form.
  • Be able to put together an ongoing programme of potential ‘next actions’ that will enable you to create tomorrow’s school.
  • Teach strategies and assessment techniques that maximise student learning in both the short and long-term.
  • Carry out curriculum reviews and audits to support deeper learning across all subject levels.

The second part of the programme ‘takes governance to another level’, after which you will:

  • Know why inspectors judge governing bodies in the way they do and how you can use this knowledge to get ‘inspection ready’.
  • Discover how to use data to evaluate your school’s effectiveness and improve Head and Senior Leader performance.
  • Improve future recruitment to the board by analysing skills gaps in governors’ pool of expertise.
  • Raise the profile of your governing body to enable it to work more effectively with stakeholders.
  • Understand how to define and separate the roles of Clerk and Secretary more effectively.

Rethinking Governance is suitable for: School Leaders, Governors, would-be Governors, Clerk and Secretary.

Duration: 3–5 days of in-house training over the course of the academic year. Follow-up online coaching is also available for Clerk or Secretary if required.

Four steps to success

1

We Consult

Through deep consultation we get to understand your school’s unique needs so we can deliver effective solutions that enable your pupils to achieve their potential.

2

We Tailor

As all schools are different no ‘one size fits all’ approach works. So, every programme is personalised to your school’s exact requirements and objectives.

3

We Train

Our experienced expert consultants deliver bespoke programmes to carefully devised timetables agreed with you.

4

We Reflect

To embed learning fully we follow-up beyond initial training, allowing on-going exploration of subjects and impact assessment of our programmes.

Become a host school

Become a host school

Hosting one of our CPDL programmes provides a unique opportunity for your school to:

  • Boost its professional development budget
  • Collaborate with a diverse range of schools in a way not otherwise possible
  • Work with some of the UK’s most ‘switched on’ educators
  • Give your school leaders and champion teachers the tools they need to coach, train and better evaluate the impact of your CPD
  • Support your CPD beyond just start and end-of- year INSETs with an event that can run alongside a normal school day