Training

Courses for School Board Members
SSBA is please to be able to offer the very successful 'updated' training packages which SSBA has been delivering all over Scotland for the past 2 years. These courses have the support of the New Scottish Parliament Ministers for Education, COSLA and ADES.

Courses will be limited to 36 delegates.

Training is currently being organised for other areas.
Why not ask for details of organising School Board training in your own school - please telephone Jennifer on (01387) 260428. Please call for prices and then send cheque with booking please - made payable to "SSBA".No cancellations accepted less than 7 days before course, but substitutions are accepted.

SSBA Training Course Contents
Partnerships and Responsibilities for School Board members
This course concentrates on the Board's most central tasks and deals with working relationships between the School Board and the Headteacher, the Education Authority and the Parents; gives details of the normal functions of a School Board and tackles some of the basic problems which a School Board might face.

Effective Communication / Effective School Board at Work
This course focuses on how the School Board can communicate effectively with the parent body, the teachers in the school, the headteacher, the education department and the community you represent. You need to be able to communicate effectively - the responsibility lies with you and nobody else!

Appointment of Senior Staff
By completing this module you should be able to: interpret the main selection and recruitment procedures in appointing senior school staff, appreciate the need for confidentiality in all aspects of appointment interviewing, understand the role of various personnel involved, cover discrimination, construct interview questions based on job and person specification, and plan effective structured interviews.

Councillor briefing
The course takes the Councillor through the responsibilities of the School Board, how the School Board works with the local authority and with the Headteacher. The Councillors position as principal adviser on behalf of the Council is an extremely important part of the operation of a successful School Board and this course will help the Councillor play their part.

Headteachers and their School Boards
As the principal adviser to the School Board the Headteacher can make or break the situation. This course will help both the Headteacher and the School Board understand each others role and lessen the possibility of 'threat' by either side. The course explains the school development plan, the school budget and what to put in the report to the School Board at the end of the year.