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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.
Friday, 04 May 2018
Make your voice heard: the biggest school governance survey of the year; Secretary of State for Education pledges clarity on accountability; New £23 million fund to support the brightest pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds; Education Select Committee session on education in the north of England; Ongoing inquiry into Alternative Provision; Government announces funding for early years to help boost language and communication skills; National Secular Society report on relationship and sex education in schools; NAHT publish analysis of high needs funding pressures; Apprenticeship levy under scrutiny from the major manufacturing association; Place2Be research on benefits of mental health counselling in primary schools; NAHT releases findings of survey of early years childcare providers; Inspiring Governance’s new campaign encourages employers to support school governance; Attention all MAT trustees and clerks; Bookings for NGA’s SEND conference now open.
Friday, 27 April 2018
New multi-academy trusts (MAT) case-studies series launched; Recap: London Regional Conference hears from National Schools Commissioner; Sir David Carter announces resignation; Funding the Future: MPs debate school funding; Conversion of schools to academy status under scrutiny; Alternative Provision inquiry; Good Estate Management for Schools guidance released; Ofqual survey exploring the perception of qualifications in England; NASWUT survey on support for pupils with SEN; New information sheds light on diversity in the third sector; Analysis of the teacher labour market; Inspiring Governance Future Chairs; Share your governance experiences of engaging with parents; Data Protection Toolkit for Schools; Department for Transport consultation on community transport; Asbestos Management Assurance Process; NGA’s Consultancy & Training Service: recruiting to the team; Secretary of State for Education to address NGA Summer Conference; Cohorts beginning soon: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE; Learning Link one year anniversary; Governing Matters: May/June edition.
Friday, 20 April 2018
Changes to Ofsted inspection timeframes; Funding the Future: Education Select Committee announces school funding inquiry; Education Select Committee inquiry on SEND; The Academies Show London, Wednesday 25 April 2018, Excel London; EPI report: ‘Educational disadvantage: how does England compare?’; DfE publish analysis of trends in school leadership 2010-16; Research on operational models of multi-academy trusts; NGA Guidance on changing Articles of Association published; School leaders’ views on academy freedom; New blog from Education Datalab explores the effect of anomalously high KS2 scores on Progress 8 scores; Lords Select Committee report on citizenship education; New cohorts available: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE; and Community MATs network for trustees and clerks.
Friday, 13 April 2018
Work for us: Finance Manager; ESFA chief asks trusts to justify paying two or more salaries of between £100k and £150k; Teaching unions’ conferences highlight workload and other issues; Update on forthcoming Reception Baseline Assessment; Praise for governors and trustees from the National Association of Headteachers; New analysis reveals England’s need for 47,000 extra secondary teachers; IFS Analysis of Free School Meals under Universal Credit; DfE to continue funding to support talented music, drama and dance pupils; Share your experiences of engaging with parents as a governing board; Schools will no longer be required to report pupil nationality data; Are you a trustee or clerk of a multi-academy trust?; NGA Clerks’ Advisory Group; NGA Annual Summer Conference; New cohorts available: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE.
Friday, 23 March 2018
NEW RELEASE: Welcome to Governance 10th edition; New NGA research exploring headteacher appraisal; GDPR appointment of DPO - key questions answered!; Funding the Future: update; Schools release information on their gender pay-gap; Damian Hinds faces MPs’ questions; DfE announce investment in breakfast clubs; Separation, separation, separation – MAT governance; NFER conducts study comparing the teaching profession to nurses and police officers; Under-representation of ethnic minorities in teaching and diversity in school governance explored in BAMEed network article; Co-option to the NGA’s Board of Trustees – Improving our diversity; Are you a MAT trustee or clerk?; NGA Annual Summer Conference; Clerks’ Advisory Group Meetings; First cohorts begin: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE.
Friday, 16 March 2018
NGA Summer conference 2018; NGA Yorkshire & Humber Spring Regional Conference 2018; Damian Hinds speech to the ASCL conference; EPI report into School Funding Pressures in England; Chief inspector on Ofsted’s expectations of schools; Review into school exclusions to better understand inequalities in the system; Findings from the DfE/NFER teacher voice omnibus survey released; NCVO ‘impact of volunteering on volunteers’ research offers useful insights for governor recruitment; Reducing teacher workload; ASCL commission on ethical leadership; Parliamentary vote on free school meal eligibility under universal credit; Integrated Communities Strategy green paper; Mentally Healthy Schools website launched; Leading Governance - new cohorts available: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE; NGA Spring Regional Meetings 2018.
Friday, 09 March 2018
NGA Spring Regional Meetings 2018; NGA Yorkshire & Humber Spring Regional Conference 2018; U-turn on mandatory reporting of child abuse; Faith-based admissions cap – open letter to the Education Secretary; MAT accountability under the microscope; NAHT launches commission on accountability; Campaign for British Sign Language GCSE; Eight out of 10 EHC plan investigations upheld by Ombudsman; British parents amongst most positive in the world about quality of teaching, and other highlights from the global parent survey; Last chance to take part in NGA’s spotlight on disadvantage survey; Book now: Governance Training for Chairs, Clerks & Boards funded by DfE; The Academies Show London, Wednesday 25 April 2018, Excel London.
Friday, 02 March 2018
CANCELLED: East of England Regional Conference, Saturday 3 March 2018, Stansted; London Regional Conference: extra places announced due to demand!; New guidance – Being Strategic: A guide for governing boards; Do you govern in an established MAT with a story to tell?; Book now: Governance Development Programmes for Boards and Trusts funded by DfE; Lord Agnew writes to chairs of academy trusts; NAO looks at value for money of academy conversions; Ofqual publishes factsheet on new GCSE grading; Family & Childcare Trust Childcare Survey 2018; Education DataLab Analyses Long-Term Disadvantage in the North; Next steps for implementing new safeguarding arrangements; Education Policy Institute publishes report into access to special schools in England; DfE announces Advanced Maths Premium for schools; Asbestos Management Assurance user-guide released; The Academies Show London, Wednesday 25 April 2018, Excel London; For members in the North West and South west – DfE Regional Schools’ Buying hubs – helping schools buy goods and services; NGA Clerks’ Conference: presentations now available; Governing Matters: March/April edition.