Training and Development

We are very pleased to be able to offer you the training courses detailed below on subjects we hope you will find helpful.  In addition to this, we will be happy to arrange bespoke courses following feedback and to address your specific needs.  We have in-house expertise to facilitate events using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality tool, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) and Belbin team role preferences.  Please contact Hanna Prince on 01332 643675 for all your training queries and to book a place on a course.

Managing Attendance

A course designed to raise awareness of why managing attendance of employees is important and to give you an overview of what you are required to do in order to manage attendance, in accordance with the policies and procedures. 

Cost per delegate – Schools who buy SHRS £55

Schools who do not buy SHRS £70


Recruitment and Selection

As from 1 January 2010, safer recruitment training became mandatory for the recruitment of school staff.  This means a recruitment panel must have at least one member who has completed the training or, where an individual is in charge of recruitment, that individual must have completed the training.  It is the responsibility of schools to comply.

In addition to this, we would strongly recommend you attend this course if you are a member of a recruitment and selection panel at school.  This course is suitable for the Senior Leadership team as well as Governors.

A course designed to develop your knowledge and skills to recruit the right candidate confidently, legally and in line with Derby City Council’s policies and procedures, including going through the whole recruitment process from start to finish.

Please let us know if you are interested in attending this course and we will add you to the waiting list.

Cost per delegate – Schools who buy SHRS £110

Schools who do not buy SHRS £135


Investigation Skills

A course designed to equip you with a reasonable level of knowledge, skills and information to confidently carry out effective investigations into disciplinary and grievance allegations within a legal framework, and for you to understand the process for carrying out a fair and reasonable investigation.

Cost per delegate – Schools who buy SHRS £80

Schools who do not but SHRS £95


Your Role in Chairing a Hearing

It can be daunting to chair a hearing, be responsible for making a decision and ensuring that the outcome is fair and reasonable given the circumstances.  Why not attend this course to appease some of these fears, get rid of some of the myths and clarify your role?

Cost per delegate – Schools who buy SHRS £80

Schools who do not buy SHRS £95


Governor Appeal Training

This is the final stage of the internal process. It is critical that Governors are equipped to ensure that the decision taken at a previous hearing is appropriate and minimises the risks to the School and LA of future challenge at an Employment Tribunal.

Cost per delegate – Schools who buy SHRS £30

Schools who do not buy SHRS £45


Difficult Conversations

A course designed to develop your skills and knowledge, and raise awareness of how to initiate a difficult conversation and the importance of handling these conversations effectively in the workplace. The course covers the benefits of early intervention and the consequences of failing to address issues.

Cost per delegate – Schools who buy SHRS £55

Schools who do not buy SHRS £70


Keeping Up-to-Date with Equality

Equality laws are quite complex, but when explained in a user friendly way, amount to just some basic common sense.

Our lead on Equality and Diversity, Ann Webster, can help you with understanding the basics of the Equality Act and what you, as a school, and your Governors need to do.  We can design a training package around your particular needs – daytime, evenings, or even weekends if this fits in better for you.

Cost per delegate – Schools who buy SHRS £70

Schools who do not buy SHRS £85

You can contact Ann Webster on 643722, mobile 07812 300079, minicom 01332 640666, text relay 18001 01332 643722 or email ann.webster@derby.gov.uk