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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.
Friday, 01 September 2017
Governing Matters: September/October edition; NGA updated 2017 Code of Conduct; NGA Trustee Elections; Updated statutory guidance on the constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools; Round-up of GCSE and A-level results over the summer; Update to School Teachers Pay and Conditions document (STPCD); Income and expenditure in academies; Reminder of the need for those governing to pay attention to workload challenges; Primary school performance and accountability; How to implement GDPR in your school webinar; Sixth form students removed from roll – legal challenges made; Free thirty hours of childcare starts on 1 September; Several post 16 area reviews published over the summer: essential reading for governors and trustees with post-16 provision; Rate of funding doubles for the PE and sports premium; Closing the gap? Research on disadvantage and achievement; Amanda Spielman writes about safety culture in schools; Report on the number of primary schools meeting the national curriculum school swimming requirement; New Chief Executive at ESFA; NGA training and consultancy; Don’t forget to book your free place at NGA’s regional events.
Friday, 21 July 2017
NGA newsletter summer holiday break and 2016/17 highlights; New edition of the Chair’s Handbook out now!; Government publishes response to EBacc consultation; School funding update; Financial benchmarking information; Update on Analyse School Performance and RAISEonline; Updated DfE exclusions guidance; New Questions for Governors: careers guidance; Research finds significant capacity for school-to-school support; Parents’ and teachers’ views on Ofsted; Insight into workings of academy trusts; DfE releases research on how mainstream schools and colleges provide special educational needs (SEN) support; Inequality in education; Academies planning calendar.
Friday, 14 July 2017
STRB 27th Report, Sir Kevan Collins appointed as DfE “Evidence Champion”; Amanda Spielman addresses the Association of Directors of Children's Services conference; DfE survey: pupils, parents and carers omnibus; DfE survey: teacher voice omnibus; CBI and Pearson report into the relationship between business and schools; New Edge Hill foundation report calling for revamp of 14-19 education provision; New NGA blog: have we gone as far as we can go with measuring?; Your last chance to have a say in the biggest governance survey of the year!; Upcoming NGA events
Friday, 07 July 2017
DfE confirms ministerial portfolios; Primary school test results released by DfE; A change of direction for school funding?; Nick Gibb questioned in House of Commons on school funding; Sixth-form budget underspent by £200 million; Government offers support for late pupil fines; New report on the impact of the Prevent duty in schools; Justine Greening provides more information about T-levels; Update on Analyse School Performance and RAISEonline; Education Endowment Foundation release more information on teaching and learning initiatives that work; Have your say in the biggest governance survey of the year!
Friday, 30 June 2017
Governing Matters: July/August edition; Justine Greening: no school will lose funding under formula; NGA Summer Conference: presentations now available; Updated NGA Complaints guidance & model procedure; Sue Baldwin announced as new regional schools commissioner for the East of England and North East London; Governor and trustee views sought on headteacher recruitment and standards; Secondary school staff get mental health 'first aid' training; New NFER report exploring staff movement across a MAT; Pupil Premium Awards finalists announced; ESRC project: supporting and engaging schools in decision-making and multi-agency working for the protection of children; Social Mobility Commission report: Government Policies on Social Mobility 1997-2017; Schools to gain ability to challenge exam results based on “marking and moderation error”; Have your say in the biggest governance survey of the year!
Friday, 23 June 2017
Queen’s Speech: education policies; School leaders and governing boards: what do we expect of each other?; Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017: Governors and trustees recognised; Amanda Spielman, HMCI, speaks of Ofsted’s future; NGA Trustee Elections; What makes a good school? Public perceptions; DfE statistical release into the teacher workforce; Unions write to Justine Greening over fire safety in schools; New factsheets to help parents and stakeholders understand changes to the GCSEs; National Literacy Trust: Research on writing for enjoyment; NEW OECD report on the transition from early years to primary education; New NGA Blog – “No crooks, no cronies, no cowards”; Localis report calls for an overhaul of the mental health system to better support young people; Three new jobs at the NGA; NGA welcomes new member of staff; Last call for the Young Governors’ Network meeting in London!; and The Southern Education & Academies Show.
Friday, 16 June 2017
NGA writes to Justine Greening; Have your say in the biggest governance survey of the year!; Ofsted launch consultation on short inspections; Letter from Ofqual Chief Regulator on 2017 summer exams; Provisional exam entry data 2017; Trends in language teaching; Ofsted release clarified complaints guidance; Official school admissions statistics published; Primary assessment consultation; Universal Infant Free School Meals campaign – Sign the petition; Share your school funding stories; Free FFT webinars for school governors and trustees; Inspiring Governance – Mentors for Future Chairs; Work for the NGA: PR Officer; and a discount for The Telegraph Festival of Education!
Friday, 09 June 2017
General election: notable outcomes for education; Guidance on school trips and supporting pupils following recent terror attacks; Regional Schools Commissioner: resignation; Ofsted webinar on governance; Latest statistics on 16-24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) released; National Statistics on statements of SEN and EHC plans released; Announcing free access to FT.com for sixth formers and their teacher; NGA attending the Southern Education and Academies Show; Last of current funded training for developing chairs, aspiring chairs and new and experienced clerks in all school settings; Young Governors’ Network: book now; New job opportunity at the NGA: PR Officer; New NGA guest blog on school funding cuts.