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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
Friday, 03 March 2017
Brand new 2017 NGA Skills Audit; Governing Matters: March/April edition; Funding the Future: the latest developments and news relating to NGA’s funding campaign; Teacher recruitment and retention: four news stories; Education Select Committee inquiry into primary assessment; Relationships and Sex Education to be made compulsory in all schools; ESC report into multi-academy trusts; National offer day: secondary school places; Information on new soft-drinks levy announced; Research highlights gaps in progress within schools; Social selection in comprehensive schools; London authorities’ 16-19 area reviews published this week; DfE has released advice on managing asbestos in school; Bookings are now open for NGA’s Summer Conference; Last call: take part in an exclusive BBC survey on school funding; Young Governors’ Network: Book now for London and Birmingham; Free education data webinar supports school governors in their role.
Friday, 17 February 2017
Exclusive BBC survey on school funding; Funding the future: the latest developments and news relating to NGA’s funding campaign; Regional Schools Commissioner opts to stay on; Replacement for RAISEonline from April; Justine Greening makes announcements on teacher development; MPs cast doubt on government proposals for grammar schools; Renewed calls to make SRE compulsory in all schools; ATL survey on support staff workloads; Young Governors’ Network: Book now for London and Birmingham; Work for the National Governors’ Association; Spring Regional Events 2017.
Friday, 10 February 2017
Funding the future: the latest developments and news relating to NGA’s funding campaign; Changes to the Regional Schools Commissioners line-up; Concern over sponsor capacity to support struggling schools; Ofqual urges caution when predicting GCSE results; New guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy; Wellcome Trust releases first Science Education Tracker report; New Schools Network report on uptake of arts GCSEs; New research comparing socio-economic gaps in the performance of highly able UK pupils; New NGA blog: Chairing in 2017; Are you a trustee or clerk of a multi academy trust? – NGA Community MAT Network; Updating the chairs’ handbook: your ideas please; Calling primary school governors and trustees: would you like to participate in research?; Work for the National Governors’ Association.
Friday, 03 February 2017
Funding the Future: supporting England’s schools; Write to your MP with your school funding case studies and receive an invitation to our APPG in February; NGA comment on reports of governors threatening to ‘strike; Concern about pupils being ‘managed out’ of secondary schools; Call for powers to make academies take ‘hard to place’ pupils; Disrespect NoBody Campaign publishes new teaching resources for PSHE; How much does your school spend on CPD?; PTA UK survey: parents’ engagement with education policy; Annual report on school admissions arrangements; Help improve the DfE’s financial benchmarking websites; Are you a trustee or clerk of a multi academy trust?- NGA Community MAT Network; The impact of high quality careers education; Warnings over government’s apprenticeships policies; Young Governors’ Network: upcoming meetings; NGA Special schools’ advisory group; Work for the National Governors’ Association.
Friday, 27 January 2017
NGA announces new e-learning for school governors and trustees; New blog: Emma Knights reflects on seven years at NGA; Public Accounts Committee – Financial Sustainability of Schools; National Association of Headteachers say schools are at “breaking point”; MPs debate school funding; Write to your MP with your school funding case studies and receive an invitation to our APPG in February; HM Treasury takes back funding; Financial Effectiveness and Efficiency: new DfE resources; Latest Need to Know timelines available; Maintained Nursery Schools facing funding crisis; New findings on social mobility; Industrial strategy Green Paper outlines new STEM and vocational plans for young people; Cultural Learning Alliance release two reports on the value of cultural learning; Young Governors’ Network: Book now for London and Birmingham; Work for the National Governors’ Association
Friday, 20 January 2017
DfE Competency framework for governance – tell NGA what you think!; Financial sustainability of schools; New “opportunity areas” announced; Experts have their say on the future of primary assessment; New GCSE statistics and experimental figures on progress and attainment in MATs; Understanding progress 8; New report into extent of body image anxiety in young people and toolkit for secondary schools launched; Join the Young Governors’ Network; Free event, London: Early Years - Children's Health, Transition to Transformation, 7th February, London; Emma Knights speaking at BETT Show, Saturday January 28th; Work for the National Governors’ Association.
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.