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Friday, 13 January 2017
New Governance Handbook and competency framework published; New Governing Matters: January/ February edition; Ofsted: Amanda Spielman takes up her post as Chief Inspector; Local government association: calls for small-schools to be exempt from Apprenticeship Levy; Funding for special educational needs (SEN) support confirmed; Several post 16 area reviews published this week: essential reading for local governors and trustees with post-16 provision; Warning over fraudsters targeting schools; “The burning injustice of mental health”; Department for Education announce grant scheme to deliver 30 hours free childcare; Co-headship: some considerations for governing boards; Book your free governance training; NGA regional conferences; NGA to host session at BETT show on 28 January.
Friday, 06 January 2017
Out now: Welcome to Governance, 9th edition; New guidance- Part 3 Staying in Control of your School's Destiny; Gongs for governance in New Year Honours list; Have your say on life after levels; ‘Life chances postcode lottery’ – analysis shows parts of country where children fall behind by age 5; School Funding Reform; Local Government Association (LGA) warns about cuts to Education Services Grant; 4 out of 5 young carers may not be receiving local authority support according to children’s commissioner; New ethnicity, gender and social mobility report from the social mobility commission; Careers guidance focus group: 16 January 2017; Community MATs network event: Friday 17 February 2017, Birmingham; Spring Regional Events 2017; 10 free places to Academies Event 2017: Schooling for the Future, 28 February 2017, Salford; NGA to attend BETT show this January; Funded Training; Free workshops available from January 2017
Friday, 16 December 2016
Best wishes for the festive season from NGA!; New funding formula: a fairer portion of not enough; National Audit Office: financial sustainability of schools report; Ofsted assesses the state of school governance; Knowing your school: update to key stage 2 performance tables; Local authority expenditure: useful information for maintained school governors; MPs’ inquiry into primary assessment continues; Schools that work for everyone? NGA’s response; Careers guidance focus group: Monday 16 January 2017, Birmingham; Community MATs network event: Friday 17 February 2017, Birmingham; Clerk’s conference: Monday 20 February 2017, Birmingham; Spring Regional Events 2017; Calling all Chairs, aspiring Chairs and Clerks; NGA to attend BETT Show at EXCEL in London; Several documents published by Ofqual; Education Policy Institute: second report into impact of grammar schools and social mobility; Pupil exclusion rates; and New guidance for spending the service premium.
Friday, 09 December 2016
New PISA report 2015; Multi-academy trust: good practice guidance and expectations for growth; Education Policy Institute: Faith schools, pupil performance and social selection; Schools that work for everyone; Casey review: “Attaching more weight to British values, laws and history in our schools”; Social Mobility commission: report on post-16 choices for different pupil groups; Children’s commissioner launches ‘growing up North’ project; Research on financial education provision for UK teenagers published; and Free workshops available on Forming or Joining a MAT and Disadvantaged Pupils from January 2017.
Friday, 02 December 2016
Education Select Committee- Multi-academy trusts inquiry; Ofsted Annual Report 2015/16; New report on academy numbers; PSHE and SRE should have statutory status say Committee Chairs in letter to Secretary of State; Early Years Funding Consultation – Government response published; Health Committee: Children and young people's mental health- The role of education inquiry opens; TIMMS 2015: National report for England.
Friday, 25 November 2016
New guidance - NGA updated schemes of delegation and destiny document; Autumn Statement 2016; DfE announce investment in music education hubs; Inspiring Governance: register your vacancies; NAHT: third annual school recruitment survey; Several research reports released; Strategy published for improving Education in the north of England; Emma Knights’ Annual Address at NGA National Conference, Manchester 2016; NGA’s clerks’ conference; New Department for Education guidance on the Regional academy growth fund; BBC investigation finds academies not complying with transparency rules; Young Governors’ Network is off the ground; and Community MATs.
Friday, 18 November 2016
A new NGA guide for newly appointed trustees; NGA write to Chancellor over fair funding in schools; Social Mobility State of the Nation report published; Anti-bullying week: Childline bullying report 2015/16; “Time to deliver”: recommendations on mental health in schools; New report uncovers widespread teacher concern on impact of curriculum, assessment and accountability reform; Leadership pay - “Some school leaders are taking us for fools – we need to stand up for them”; Information Commissioner rules against Department for Education; The Academies Show, Wednesday 23 November 2016: Birmingham, NEC; and Seeking your views: NASBM School Business Director Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards Survey.
Friday, 11 November 2016
Education Select Committee challenges the DfE on academies financial transparency; Government’s proposals for grammar and faith schools scrutinised by MPs; Number of ‘coasting’ schools revealed; New report about school leadership recruitment; Government publishes response to 30-hour free childcare entitlement consultation; How does the attainment of disadvantage pupils vary between ethnic groups?; EEF funded study found positive impact from primary school breakfast clubs; New report on oracy in schools; Join the Community MATs network!; Ask your MP to join us for a debate; Trustees Week.
Friday, 04 November 2016
Government drops Education for All Bill; Governing Matters: November/December edition out this week!; More information on “coasting” schools definition published; Government failure to produce careers strategy strongly criticised by Select Committee; Schools facing deficit and warnings over the viability of small schools; New Department for Education guidance: what maintained schools must publish online; DfE report on SEND: the schools and colleges experience; Sixth Form Colleges Association: funding impact survey 2016; New further education and technical education bill; Severe nursery staff shortages place 250,000 children at risk of falling behind; DfE are seeking your views on reforming National Professional Qualifications (NPQs); School attendance guidance updated; Join the Community MATs network!; Young Governors’ Network: Book now for London and Birmingham; Trustees Week 2016; Attend the Inspiring Governance reception.
Friday, 21 October 2016
Lord Nash writes to Chairs of academy trust boards; Primary assessment changes announced; Rochford Review into P scales published; New research from the Centre for High Performance into leadership in schools; Headteachers warn of funding crisis in letter to Theresa May; New guidance on calculating progress 8 and attainment 8; Early Years foundation stage results for 2015/16 published; Join the community MATs network!; History of Art and Archaeology to be dropped from A level curriculum; Update from the FE sector: area reviews and how they will affect schools; New guidance on sixth-form colleges converting to academy status; Troubled Families Programme made no significant impact; Join the Young Governors’ Network; The Foundation for Leadership in Education: Information and Projects Officer Job Opportunity; New NGA blog on executive pay; Take the NGA members' survey!; NGA’s Annual Conference; and AGM and Leading governance workshops: RAISEonline.