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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
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