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Friday, 17 November 2017
Second edition of Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust out now!; Funding the Future: campaign update; 2017 accountability measures: is your school “coasting” or below the “floor standard”?; Trustees Week: 13 to 17 November; Trustees week: Taken on Trust research of charity trustees; Ongoing work to support and develop school teachers; Research shines light on free school programme; Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield gives evidence to the Education Select Committee; The impact of reduced funding for children and young people’s services; Amanda Spielman (HMCI) on Ofsted and further education; Increase in proportion of children and young people with EHC plans; NGA staff blog about important issues in the run up to next week’s academies show; Inspiring Governance: NGA’s FREE support service.
Friday, 10 November 2017
Call for immediate 5% pay rise for teachers; New report reveals the impact of funding cuts on sixth-form providers; MPs question ministers on education issues; Skills minister sets out priorities for long-awaited careers strategy; Research on characteristics and performance of MATs; MPs debate sexual harassment and violence in schools; Data reveals a “gender divide” in terms of attitudes towards physical activity in secondary schools; Last chance to vote in NGA Trustee elections; The Academies Show, Wednesday 22 November 2017: National Exhibitor Centre, Birmingham; Clerk’s Advisory Group; Free FFT webinars for school governors and trustees.
Friday, 03 November 2017
Governing Matters: November/December edition; NGA Membership Survey closes Monday 6 November; NGA Trustee elections – reminder to vote; Justine Greening faces questions from MPs; Ofsted chiefs give evidence to the education select committee; Analyse school performance (ASP) update; EPI report into post-16 skills and social mobility; Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report on Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans; Funding the Future campaign: an update; Allocation of PE and Sports Premium announced; Care Quality Commission review of mental health services; Looked-after children being deprived of school places; Support our sixth formers: Day of action on Friday 10 November; Clerks’ Advisory Group; Young Governors’ Network: 29 November, London.
Friday, 20 October 2017
School funding update: mass lobby next week; Inspector’s perspective on a short inspection; MAT Development and Improvement Fund; First findings released from SEND Inspections; DfE evaluation of teachers’ pay reform; Secondary school governors and trustees: how does your school spend its catch-up premium?; Childline annual review published; Pupil absence rates: DfE latest data release; Improvement in early years foundation stage development levels; New postgraduate teaching apprenticeship announced; Are you a MAT trustee or clerk?; Mentoring Skills Courses for National Leaders of Governance; Clerks’ Advisory Group.
Friday, 13 October 2017
Amanda Spielman commentary on Ofsted’s curriculum research; NGA writes to Chancellor on school funding; Department for Education finances scrutinised; Department for Education releases provisional data on GCSE (or equivalent) outcomes; Headteacher board election outcomes; Action promised on peer on peer abuse in schools; Action plan for the delivery of new T-levels starting in 2020; Get prepared for GDPR: DfE issue model privacy notice; Opportunity area plans unveiled; Gap between extra-curricular provision and take-up; Report on careers and enterprise provision in English schools; IPPR report on the link between school exclusion and social exclusion; EEF update early year’s toolkit; Government Publish Findings of Audit into the Impact of Ethnicity in Schools and other Public Services; Schools ‘double enter’ pupils for maths GCSE; Internet safety strategy green paper; Head Teacher Performance Management training and consultancy service support; South East Regional Conference: PowerPoints now online; Annual Conference and AGM, 18 November 2017, Birmingham near NEC; Clerks’ Advisory Group; and Community MATs network: join us in Birmingham!
Friday, 06 October 2017
Elections to the NGA Board of Trustees; Launch of the NGA annual members’ survey; New measures announced in Justine Greening speech to Conservative Party Conference; ‘A force for improvement’: Ofsted sets out strategy; Annual NGA/TES survey: full report of the findings; Clerks’ Advisory Group; Phonic screening check and key stage 1 assessments; Ministry of Defence approve 31 new cadet units in state-schools; Community MATs network: join us in Birmingham!; Annual Conference and AGM, 18 November 2017, Birmingham near NEC; Elections to the NGA Board of Trustees.
Friday, 29 September 2017
Sir Theodore Agnew to replace Lord Nash as parliamentary under-secretary of state for education; Labour sets out stall on education; Increase of the number of schools carrying an in-year deficit; NGA join six other organisations in writing to the Chancellor for additional 16-19 funding; Emma Knights writes about the latest trends in thinking on school governance; Gatsby publishes 10 benchmarks for Good Practice Science with recommendations for school governors; Enter your school for the National Happiness Awards; Annual Conference and AGM, 18 November 2017, Birmingham; Joint Inspiring Governance and Young Governors’ Network event; West Midlands Regional Conference: PowerPoint online
Friday, 22 September 2017
Closing date approaching for NGA Board Elections; 2017 NGA/TES survey findings; Further consultation on changes to short inspections; PTA UK survey reveals parental concerns about the cost of sending their child to school; MPs launch inquiry into alternative provision; EPI report addressing the decline in arts entries at Key Stage 4; New Wellcome report on science teaching in primary schools; Teachers’ mental health and wellbeing; New service replaces Edubase; Updates to FFT Aspire system; New survey reveals that discontent about apprenticeship provision; Local associations networking meeting; Work for NGA.
Friday, 15 September 2017
School funding: revised national funding formula published; New line up of MPs on Education Select Committee; New Royal Society of Arts report launched at the APPG on Education Governance and Leadership; Primary Assessment: consultation outcomes announced; New NAO report on the DfE’s attempts to improve teacher retention and quality; New OECD report touches on pay and workload issues amongst teachers in England; Five new e-learning modules available on NGA Learning Link; DfE to support independent and state school partnerships; DfE announces review into statutory guidance on home to school travel and transport for local authorities ; Inspiring Governance: access to learning link modules; New school survey around attitudes and behaviours towards sport and physical activity; Check air pollution levels near your school; General Data Protection Regulations; Get Information About School; Join us for the NGA Annual Conference & AGM.
Friday, 08 September 2017
Outstanding Governance Awards 2017; School leaders concerned about school readiness; Rising pupil numbers hitting secondary schools; How Ofsted inspectors will approach data; Reducing educational inequality – report card published; Reminder: Analyse School Performance service; New NGA blog: stand up and be counted in the interests of pupils; Join us for the NGA Annual Conference & AGM; NGA Special schools’ advisory group.