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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.
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.