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Friday, 26 May 2017
NGA newsletter half term break; Statement following Manchester terrorist attack; Postponed: NGA’s Outstanding Governance Awards; New job opportunity at the NGA: PR Officer; Analysis of general election manifestos; Rise in discrimination claims over flexible working hours for teachers; The future of UTCs and studio schools; Inspiring Governance – Mentors for Future Chairs; Crown Commercial Service (CCS) quarterly newsletter; New training opportunities for clerks in Leicestershire and Suffolk; Last call for Young Governors’ Network, Birmingham.
Friday, 19 May 2017
General election 2017: party manifestos; Governors in West Sussex “withdraw their labour” for one day over school funding; NFER releases Research Update on Teacher retention by subject; Institute of Directors report: Education for an Evolving Economy; Absence statistics for 2015/16 academic year; New NAHT general secretary from September; Warning over fraudsters targeting schools; Royal College of Nursing report: reduced public health services for young people; Calling all Chairs, aspiring Chairs and Clerks; Young Governors’ Network.
Friday, 12 May 2017
The future of assessment: take part in a national survey; Promoting positive mental health during the exam period; Funding the Future; UK Civil Society Almanac 2017; Number of weapons seized by police in schools this year rises by 20%; Sixth form college association launches manifesto and new funding campaign; A Framework for Governance update – take our feedback survey; Department for Education releases figures for the allocation of Initial Teacher Training places; NGA Blog: Emma Knights and Russell Hobby reflect on recent NAHT conference motion on governance; NGA Special schools’ advisory group; Community MATs network: join us in London!
Friday, 05 May 2017
2017 General Election: NGA's priorities; A Framework for Governance update – take our feedback survey; Government response to report on recruitment and retention of teachers; MPs publish report into primary assessment; National Association of Head Teachers conference; Report on children and young people’s mental health; APPG for Education report - schools preparing children for the future; Getting into grammar school is like “rolling a loaded dice”; Young Governors’ Network: Book now; NGA Special schools’ advisory group; and Guest blog: members in academy trusts.
Friday, 28 April 2017
2017 General Election: NGA's priorities; Funding the Future update; Governing Matters: May/June edition; Changes to constitutional arrangements for maintained school governing bodies; Further information on the replacement for RAISEonline; Regional Schools Commissioner for East of England resigns; Clerking Competency Framework published; Public Accounts Committee criticises DfE’s capital strategy; Schools financial health check survey; Justine Greening speaks of grammar schools to help “ordinary working families”; Update to primary school accountability measures; National primary offer day; Calling all trustees of multi academy trusts; Strategic School Improvement funding available to groups of schools; New research from the National Foundation for Educational Research; Investigation highlights impact of Private Finance Initiative contracts; OECD PISA report on pupil wellbeing
Friday, 07 April 2017
NGA is researching headteacher appraisal; School places: the national picture; Women continue to be underrepresented in headship; Labour propose universal free school meals in primary schools; Launch of new Institute for Apprenticeships and apprenticeship levy; Supreme Court ruling on term-time holiday; Labour market report sheds light on the disadvantage faced by children in “workless families”; Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes report on disability inequality in Great Britain; Inspiring Governance: diversifying the cultural makeup of school governing boards; NCVO blog: Managing your resources; NGA regional events roundup.
Friday, 31 March 2017
Introducing the National Governance Association; Consultation launched – primary assessment in England; Update on changes to RAISEonline; New recruitment guide ‘The right people around the table’ published; GCSE 9 to 1 grading update; DfE does not understand the financial pressure facing schools, say MPs; Councils raise concern about high needs funding; Expert views on pupil mental health in schools; Merger creates Education and Skills Funding Agency; We need ethical as well as effective governance; Are your A Level classes viable?; Independent review of behaviour in schools; National Children’s Bureau report on children missing in education; The Driver Youth Trust asks whether universal provision is what it seems; Pupil absence in schools in England; Governor data on Edubase; Growing up in hard times; Technical and vocational qualifications in the 2018 performance tables.
Friday, 24 March 2017
National Funding Formula; BBC governance survey; New official data service to replace RAISEonline next month; Minimum standards for 16-18 year olds: important information for governors of schools with sixth forms; Continued opposition to plans to open new grammar schools; Ofsted inspection outcomes: official statistics; DfE commissioned report on provision of work experience in schools; Ethnic and socio-economic segregation in schools; Communications Select Committee: ‘Growing up with the internet’; Free sanitary products for female students in receipt of free school meals; NUT and ATL merger confirmed; Community MATs network: join us in London!; Presentations for the East Midlands Spring Regional 2017.
Friday, 17 March 2017
Funding the Future; Executive pay continues upwards; PAC report on National Citizen Service; School exclusion guidance: open consultation; Apprenticeship guidance and further clarification on the apprenticeship levy; Asbestos in schools: National Conference; Education’s role in children and young people’s mental health examined; Academics warn over learning style myths; Calling governors and trustees: participate in a national consultation on assessment; NGA summer conference: book now!; New NGA blog: Whose is the power? Whose is the vision?
Friday, 10 March 2017
Spring budget fails to deliver sufficient funding for every pupil; National Funding Formula – responding to the consultation; Ofsted chief announces new study into curriculum provision; How reliable are Ofsted inspectors’ judgements?; Ofsted School Inspection update: useful information for those governing; New T-levels announced for 16-19 year olds; New regional schools commissioner for East Midlands and the Humber; Calling governors and trustees: participate in a national consultation on assessment; State of the Nation survey on religious education (RE) in secondary schools; NGA summer conference: book now!; BETT Academies, 16-17 March 2017, NEC Birmingham