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Friday, 21 July 2017
NGA newsletter summer holiday break and 2016/17 highlights; New edition of the Chair’s Handbook out now!; Government publishes response to EBacc consultation; School funding update; Financial benchmarking information; Update on Analyse School Performance and RAISEonline; Updated DfE exclusions guidance; New Questions for Governors: careers guidance; Research finds significant capacity for school-to-school support; Parents’ and teachers’ views on Ofsted; Insight into workings of academy trusts; DfE releases research on how mainstream schools and colleges provide special educational needs (SEN) support; Inequality in education; Academies planning calendar.
Friday, 14 July 2017
STRB 27th Report, Sir Kevan Collins appointed as DfE “Evidence Champion”; Amanda Spielman addresses the Association of Directors of Children's Services conference; DfE survey: pupils, parents and carers omnibus; DfE survey: teacher voice omnibus; CBI and Pearson report into the relationship between business and schools; New Edge Hill foundation report calling for revamp of 14-19 education provision; New NGA blog: have we gone as far as we can go with measuring?; Your last chance to have a say in the biggest governance survey of the year!; Upcoming NGA events
Friday, 07 July 2017
DfE confirms ministerial portfolios; Primary school test results released by DfE; A change of direction for school funding?; Nick Gibb questioned in House of Commons on school funding; Sixth-form budget underspent by £200 million; Government offers support for late pupil fines; New report on the impact of the Prevent duty in schools; Justine Greening provides more information about T-levels; Update on Analyse School Performance and RAISEonline; Education Endowment Foundation release more information on teaching and learning initiatives that work; Have your say in the biggest governance survey of the year!
Friday, 30 June 2017
Governing Matters: July/August edition; Justine Greening: no school will lose funding under formula; NGA Summer Conference: presentations now available; Updated NGA Complaints guidance & model procedure; Sue Baldwin announced as new regional schools commissioner for the East of England and North East London; Governor and trustee views sought on headteacher recruitment and standards; Secondary school staff get mental health 'first aid' training; New NFER report exploring staff movement across a MAT; Pupil Premium Awards finalists announced; ESRC project: supporting and engaging schools in decision-making and multi-agency working for the protection of children; Social Mobility Commission report: Government Policies on Social Mobility 1997-2017; Schools to gain ability to challenge exam results based on “marking and moderation error”; Have your say in the biggest governance survey of the year!
Friday, 23 June 2017
Queen’s Speech: education policies; School leaders and governing boards: what do we expect of each other?; Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017: Governors and trustees recognised; Amanda Spielman, HMCI, speaks of Ofsted’s future; NGA Trustee Elections; What makes a good school? Public perceptions; DfE statistical release into the teacher workforce; Unions write to Justine Greening over fire safety in schools; New factsheets to help parents and stakeholders understand changes to the GCSEs; National Literacy Trust: Research on writing for enjoyment; NEW OECD report on the transition from early years to primary education; New NGA Blog – “No crooks, no cronies, no cowards”; Localis report calls for an overhaul of the mental health system to better support young people; Three new jobs at the NGA; NGA welcomes new member of staff; Last call for the Young Governors’ Network meeting in London!; and The Southern Education & Academies Show.
Friday, 16 June 2017
NGA writes to Justine Greening; Have your say in the biggest governance survey of the year!; Ofsted launch consultation on short inspections; Letter from Ofqual Chief Regulator on 2017 summer exams; Provisional exam entry data 2017; Trends in language teaching; Ofsted release clarified complaints guidance; Official school admissions statistics published; Primary assessment consultation; Universal Infant Free School Meals campaign – Sign the petition; Share your school funding stories; Free FFT webinars for school governors and trustees; Inspiring Governance – Mentors for Future Chairs; Work for the NGA: PR Officer; and a discount for The Telegraph Festival of Education!
Friday, 09 June 2017
General election: notable outcomes for education; Guidance on school trips and supporting pupils following recent terror attacks; Regional Schools Commissioner: resignation; Ofsted webinar on governance; Latest statistics on 16-24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) released; National Statistics on statements of SEN and EHC plans released; Announcing free access to FT.com for sixth formers and their teacher; NGA attending the Southern Education and Academies Show; Last of current funded training for developing chairs, aspiring chairs and new and experienced clerks in all school settings; Young Governors’ Network: book now; New job opportunity at the NGA: PR Officer; New NGA guest blog on school funding cuts.
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!