I’ve just come back from a meeting of Heads and Governors where a group of Headteachers who have been working on a replacement for Haringey’s school improvement service were presenting their progress so far and asking for our input.
You can see a scan of the handout/presentation here:
School Led School Improvement
Dawn Ferdinand talked us through the model used in Barnet. You can read more about that here: http://www.bsp.london/
The Children and Young People’s Service
Saturday 25 March 2017 – 9.00am–12.45pm (followed by buffet lunch)
‘Looking to the Future – Sustainable Governance’
Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, London N17 6AR
Two Key Note Speakers
- Maggie Farrar, CBE, Education Development Trust – “School Led models of School Improvement”
- Andrew Dodge, Independent Governor Trainer/Consultant –“Alternative models of Governance”
There will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing schools and how this may impact on governance, to share good practice and ideas.
Book your place now though the online booking system at http://governors.haringey.gov.uk/.
All schools are entitled to one free place so make sure that your school is represented.
Schools that buy into Governors Services training and support have unlimited free places.
You are welcome to the HGA meeting on
TUESDAY 7TH March 7PM-9PM
THE HARINGEY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, DOWNHILLS PARK ROAD, N15
- The schools and local authority black achievement project – Jane Blakey
- Primary reading challenge and strategy – Jane Blakey
- National Funding Formula – an impending crisis for schools? – Will Wawn
- Fair Funding for all schools Campaign – Celia Dignan
Governors will be able to ask questions, share ideas , listen to others and bring other issues which matter to them.
How to book
Book online via http://governors.haringey.gov.uk/ with the login details sent to you by Governor Services or your school governing body clerk
If you have forgotten your password, the system can automatically generate your details. To request a password reminder, select ‘forgotten password’ at the login screen using your email address as your Username
If you are experiencing problems accessing the online booking system contact Brenda Bruno on 0208 489 5074 or [email protected].
As you (hopefully) all know, the Government’s proposed National Funding Formula will hit Haringey schools very hard. These funding cuts will inevitably mean schools having to make the decision to reduce the service they can offer to pupils and families.
This recent letter from the leader of Haringey Council, Cllr. Claire Kober, sets out some things we can all do to help fight for our pupils, families and schools.
Here is her advice:
Spread the word amongst your parents, staff and governors – and encourage them to have their say.
Respond to the online consultation, here: https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/schools-national-funding-formula2/
Wherever possible, write personalised letters – spell out the specific situation in your school, including how much funding you stand to lose and what kind of decisions you may face as a result, whether that’s staffing reductions, a lack of new facilities, less one-to-one support for pupils or a reduction in extra-curricular activities that families rely on.
Write to one person at a time (rather than using a “cc list” and vary who you write to. For example, your Chair of Governors may write to one minster, while your Parents’ Association writes to another.
You can write to:
- The Rt Honourable Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education, House
of Commons, London SW1A OAA [email protected]
The Rt Honourable Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, House
of Commons, London SW1A OAA
Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Education Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A0AA
The Rt Honourable Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Correspondence and Enquiry Unit, 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ [email protected]
Also, don’t forget the parent-organised meeting about the Fair Funding For All campaign at Park View tonight, 7.30pm.
Slides and the LA’s vision statement from the event a couple of weeks ago at the PDC where the LA and their consultants presented their work so far on what school improvement might look like in Haringey in the future.
A parent-led campaign meeting at Park View School, Tuesday 28th February, 7.30pm for all those concerned about the cuts coming to Haringey schools.
Looking into the Future- Sustainable Governance
25/03/2017 | 09:00 – 13:30
There will be 2 exciting keynote speakers and discussions in Network Learning Communities (NLC)s on school improvement models and alternative governance arrangements.
Book now on the Haringey Governors’ Portal: http://governors.haringey.gov.uk/Event/41598
A message from:
@HaringeyParents – facebook.com/FairFundingForAllSchools
FAIR FUNDING FOR ALL SCHOOLS – PLEASE COME TO OUR MEETING
Schools in Haringey are really up against it. We are facing a funding crisis as a result of government cuts. Haringey schools could be losing up to 10 per cent in real terms by 2020.
We are a group of parents in Haringey and we want to stop the cuts to our schools. Please come to our meeting and find out how we can join forces to get our voice heard for Fair Funding for All Schools.
Tuesday 17 January, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Rhodes Avenue Primary School, Rhodes Avenue, London, N22 7UT
SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE
- Catherine West MP Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council
- Kevin Courtney, General Secretary, National Union of Teachers
- Matt Dykes, Fair Funding for all Schools
Download flyer: fair-funding-a5-4-jan
In 2016 we planned to celebrate fifty years of comprehensive schools beginning to replace the old selective system of grammar schools and secondary moderns under which children were declared failures at age 11.
Now this Conservative Government has announced increased selection in the form of:
- More new grammar schools
- Extensions to existing grammars
- Forcing Multi-Academy Trusts to create a new form of back-door selection through “Centres of Excellence”.
We cannot let this go unopposed and have now retitled our 12th November conference (originally called “The Stalled Revolution”) as “No Return to Selection”.
A strong line-up of speakers will lead the discussion on what has been achieved – and what remains to be done to save and complete the comprehensive revolution.
Speakers will include:-
- Anne West, Director of Education Research at LSE
- Melissa Benn, journalist and author
- Roy Perry, Conservative Leader of Hampshire County Council
- Joanne Bartley, parent and Education campaigner in Kent
- Richy Thomson of Fair Admissions Campaign
10:00 – 15:45 on Saturday, 12th November 2016 at Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
Online booking is available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/287985
Tickets cost £27.50 (£30 on the door)
Download the flyer: no-return-to-selection-flyer-3