On the road to Mandat’ry

 To sing along to these verses, click here for the tune =  

CPD –
Now that’s the training game!
There came on the scene a new governor
And Duffy was her name.
With no idea
Of what her role entailed,
She tried her best with the acronym test
But naturally she failed.

Duffy the Governor
Packed her case
And said “Goodnight” to the fam’ly.
Off she went for an hour or so’s
CPD.
Duffy the Governor 
Knows her stuff
And trundles out all the jargon.
Setting a budget with training in mind?

That’s well done!

Night by night
Poor Duffy tried to cope
With things every governor ought to know
Like who’s allowed to vote.
“In- duc-tion”
That’s what new governors need.
It’s hard to fully participate
If you’re not up to speed.

So ……….

Duffy the Governor
Packed her case
And said “Goodnight” to the fam’ly.
Off she went for an hour or so’s
CPD.
Duffy the Governor 
Knows her stuff
And isn’t so nervous of Ofsted.
Setting a budget with training in mind?

Funds well spent!

The head of the school was calling
For training – mandatory.
On weekday nights
They arranged twilights
Of governor CPD.

Duffy the Governor
Packed her case
And said “Goodnight” to the fam’ly.
Off she went for an hour or so’s
CPD.

 

And there’s more:

Which of the sessions helped her
To challenge and support?
How will you rate
And evaluate
The impact of each course?

Duffy the Governor
Packed her case
And said “Goodnight” to the fam’ly.
Off she went for an hour or so’s
CPD.
Duffy the Governor 

Knows her stuff
And makes a difference to governance.
Knowing the data and how to report

What’s worked best!

Vol-un-teer
Should not mean amateur” –
It’s clear that we’re expected
Local worthies” to deter.
Expertise
In finance and in RAISE
Can be developed across the board
Provided someone pays.

Ofsted-chief Michael Wilshaw
Set out his stall.
He roundly praised
The bar being raised
For schools and governors all.

Duffy the Governor
Packed her case
And said “Goodnight” to the fam’ly.
Off she went for an hour or so’s
CPD.
Duffy the Governor 
Knows her stuff
And isn’t so nervous of Ofsted.
Setting a budget with training in mind?

Funds well spent!

 

 

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