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Friday, 20 July 2018
NGA roundup of the 2017/18 academic year; What do Ofsted expect from schools? Consultation on relationship, sex and health education launched; Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2016 to 2017; Ofsted research report: the challenges of tackling childhood obesity in primary schools; New research from the University of Durham finds no evidence that grammar schools boost social mobility; Ofsted guidance on how to use the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for 16 to 19 year olds; Home Office launches anti-knife crime lessons ahead of summer holidays; Number of secondary pupils in England to rise; Institute for school business leadership (ISBL) ‘Professional Standards’ consultation; Young Governors Network: upcoming events; Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE; Autumn Regional Events; Autumn Regional Meetings; Autumn Annual Conference & AGM; Learning Link.
Friday, 13 July 2018
Key stage 2 SATs results; School funding: spending down 8% since 2009-10; Analyse School Performance (ASP) – changes to sign in process; Governing boards’ role in Ofsted inspections; Converting schools to academies; ESC SEND inquiry oral evidence session; ESFA release academies planning calendar 2018-19; New blog on the relationship between Progress 8 and Ofsted judgments; Children’s safety at risk from varying system of social care, report on neglect in older children; Young Governors Network: upcoming events; NGA SEND conference; Autumn Regional Conferences; Autumn Regional Meetings; Autumn Annual Conference & AGM; Help us develop new e-learning for Learning Link.
Friday, 06 July 2018
New report exploring the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the pupil premium; NGA Board Elections; School funding: 1,000 Headteachers to Downing Street; Campaign for future of maintained nursery schools; How have schools navigated the ‘self-improving school-led system’? School workforce statistics reveals worrying trends; Ofsted on inspection of schools in MATs; Research into the impact of AS and A level decoupling; Children’s Commissioner report into Childhood Vulnerability; New guidance on apprenticeships for school workforce; DfE issues guidance on gender-separation in mixed-schools; Looking ahead… succession planning; Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE.
Friday, 29 June 2018
Governing Matters: July/August edition; SEND Governance Review Guide launched; ESFA Understanding Your Data guidance published; MPs question Secretary of State; New report exploring the barriers to educational achievement facing adopted children; Is your school ‘off-rolling’ pupils?; British Council Language Trends Survey 2018; TES and teaching unions write to Secretary of State on visa rules for teachers; Breakfast club funding: expressions of interest sought; ESFA releases survey on estate management; Join Inspiring Governance’s Birmingham workshop to boost your recruitment potential; DfE - Opportunity to have your say about the Teacher Pay Framework – More governors needed; Last few places available for NGA’s SEND Conference!
Friday, 22 June 2018
How do ‘academy chains’ compare to local authorities?; LAs and unions call for more high needs funding; Governing board role in managing staff workload; ESC evidence session hears from experts on school funding; Report on mental health includes recommendations for governors and trustees; Gender equality in education leadership may be hampered by language in adverts; Rising number of child protection plans; Asbestos Management Assurance Process (AMAP); Digital minister calls for schools to ban mobiles; Survey on hygiene poverty among pupils; Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE; Last few places available for NGA’s SEND Conference!
Friday, 15 June 2018
NGA summer conference: report; Campaign to increase number of ethnic minority and young people governing; New edition of Academies Financial Handbook; Children Commissioner’s report into public spending on children; Exclusion rates of pupils with autism rise in England; Research on whole school approaches to tackling bullying; Dominic Herrington confirmed as interim National Schools Commissioner; Opportunity to have your say about the Teacher Pay Framework; Early years education debated; Condition Data Collection programme.
Friday, 08 June 2018
Last chance to take part in the biggest school governance survey of the year!; Joint letter to school governors and trustees; DfE announces additional funding to improve facilities and create more good school places for children with SEND; DfE launches free teacher recruitment website; Report shows overwhelming support for compulsory PSHE; Free schools in the spotlight; Post-16 colleges across England named as T-level providers; Ofsted chief indicates future direction; Research on factors affecting school performance; NGA is recruiting!; Cohorts beginning soon: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE.
Friday, 25 May 2018
Are you GDPR ready? New NGA guidance for clerks and questions for governing boards to be asking; School governance survey: don’t miss the chance to have your say!; How effective is Ofsted inspection?; Changes for assessment of pupils working below standard of national curriculum; Minister for School Standards quizzed by MPs; Deadline for academy trusts to submit their budget forecast return; Entry rates for GCSES and AS/A levels released and letter from Ofqual’s chief executive; Research finds ethnically mixed schools better for social cohesion; Getting more children walking to school; Getting Ahead London scheme reopens; Community MATs network for trustees and clerks; New Training and Consultancy enquiry form; Cohorts beginning soon: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE; NGA Summer Conference: last chance to book.
Friday, 18 May 2018
Do you have a question for the Secretary of State for Education?; How have the government performed on education? Have your say; NGA MAT case studies: third case published alongside blog; NGA gives evidence to Public Accounts Committee on converting schools to academies; MPs debate key issues including grammar and faith schools; Careers and Enterprise Company faces MPs questions; Exam season commences for thousands of pupils, including Muslim pupils observing Ramadan; Mounting concerns about insufficiency of high needs funding; Research into delayed admission for summer born pupils; Updated safeguarding guidance from September; NSPCC finds sharp rise under-11s referred for mental health help; Join Inspiring Governance’s first workshop to boost your recruitment potential; Upcoming NGA events 2018; Cohorts beginning soon: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE.
Friday, 11 May 2018
Plans for grammar school expansion and new maintained faith schools; School funding: have your say; ESFA publishes information on enhanced DBS disclosure checks for chairs of academy trusts; Chair of Education Committee writes to Secretary of State for Education about disadvantage in the North of England; Joint Select Committee report on green paper on child mental health; The future of small rural schools; ESC launches ‘Life chances’ inquiry into impact of early years education and social policy; New NGA blog on accountability; Upcoming NGA events 2018; Cohorts beginning soon: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE.