EPS training workshops

Maintained Schools
Upcoming training sessions for maintained schools

Education Personnel Services, who are working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, are pleased to announce the delivery of on-line training sessions for Oxfordshire Schools


We have looked at the most frequent issues for school and can confirm that the sessions below have been considered as remaining to be a priority development area within schools.  Given the current situation it is not possible to hold workshops in person, so we have developed bite size training workshops to enable you to access the support you need at no additional cost.

All sessions will be held using Microsoft Teams and will be an hour in duration with an additional 30 minutes available for questions at the end.   

Absence Management

This session is designed for Headteachers and Senior Managers in schools. Its main message is that absence can be effectively managed and is aimed at providing strategies for managing the impact of long term and short-term absence with a view to improving attendance levels.  The session will also cover supporting employees returning from a period of ill-health.

Performance Management for Teaching Staff and Support Staff

This session is designed to enable managers, who will be conducting reviews of staff, to identify and develop the skills they will need to do this effectively. There will be particular focus on the management of performance and addressing any capability concerns.  Also, the objective setting process as the key to effective performance management

School Staff Restructure

This session is designed to assist you in effectively managing potential staffing restructures in school.  To consider the wider context in relation to budgetary constraints and how these impact on staffing and to outline the steps involved if there is a requirement for staff reductions.  The workshop also identifies ways of achieving savings by adopting a more strategic approach.

Dates of training are below.  To book a space on any of these workshops please. contact us via  hr.business.support.team.shared@hants.gov.uk  where colleagues will be able to assist you.   Once registered you will be sent an invite to the Teams meeting.   Please note this is a discretionary service so a small charge of £50 per delegate is applicable.

To keep these sessions manageable there will be a limit of 10 attendees per session.




21st April 21


Staff Restructuring

 19th May 21


Absence Management

8th June 21


Performance Management

7th July 21


Staff Restructuring