Government consultation on changes to governance

All governors and governing bodies should respond to this DfE (Department for Education) consultation:

This consultation sets out proposed changes to the regulations and guidance that govern the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools and federations of maintained schools in England.

https://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1933&external=no&menu=1

Governor Training Programme 2013-14

Here’s the training programme for this academic year from Haringey LA.

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Conference: research, exclusions and high quality governance

I am just back from the Haringey Governors Conference and I thought I would briefly reflect on the sessions I went to and what I learnt.

As well as the keynote on using well-researched interventions I attended workshops on exclusions and the Governor Mark.

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Workshop Details Haringey Governors Conference

I now have details for the workshops at the governors conference and a form to sign up for the ones that interest you.

This needs to be done by Monday, 6th May. So do it now.

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Schools bulletin – 23 April 2013

Sorry I’m only just posting this, but I just received it today myself .

In this issue (links to stories):

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Haringey Governors Annual Conference – register now

The annual conference for all Haringey governors (including parents and school staff governors) is coming up on Saturday 18th May. You need to register now.

As well as workshops on outstanding governance there will be a keynote from the Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, Dr Kevan Collins.

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Haringey Schools Bulletin 27 March 2013

The third edition of the Schools Bulletin produced by Haringey Council (not HGA) that contains useful information for governors and schools.

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Haringey Council schools bulletin for governors

Last week, Jon Abbey, Haringey’s new Assistant Director for School Improvement sent his first schools bulletin.It’s a really useful source of information for governors (and others). I’ve been meaning to post it here, but before I had the chance there’s already another one out! I’ve pulled out the most useful info for governors below. Continue reading “Haringey Council schools bulletin for governors”

Recent Ofsted judgments on governance

Governors at my (secondary) school have been looking at recent Ofsted judgements on governance and these are quite instructive in highlighting what inspectors are looking for. Two Haringey secondary schools have recently (Jan & Feb 2013) been judged as ‘good’ schools with ‘outstanding’ leadership and management, and I’ve pasted their respective sections on governance below for your information. Continue reading “Recent Ofsted judgments on governance”

Vision, induction, headteachers’ reports, finance and learning

At this evening’s HGA meeting we shared our experiences of all of these and came up with some ideas/recommendations that we hope will be of use to all Haringey schools, governing bodies and governors. Below are all the notes from the meeting.

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