Do we want all children to reach their potential?

Much education policy of late has been based on “all children reaching their potential” and it’s definitely a phrase I’ve used. This article by Prof Danny Dorling made me think about the underlying implications of it and why “to help all children do well and learn without being restricted by our expectations” might be a far better aspiration.

Well worth a read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jul/22/education-policy-childrens-potential?CMP=twt_gu

Haringey in statistics

At a meeting a month or so ago the HGA Executive were shown one of the Council’s ‘storyboards’. These lay out all of the most important statistics about a certain aspect of life in Haringey and try to present them graphically where possible. They cover:

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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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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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Come to HGA on Thursday

This is just a quick reminder that we’re trying a new format for Haringey Governors’ Association meetings this Thursday, 7/3/13 and we’d love you and your colleagues to be there. Continue reading “Come to HGA on Thursday”

A different approach to HGA meetings

The next HGA meeting will be on Thursday, 7th March. We’re trying a different format for the HGA meeting this time. We want it to be more about sharing good practice and getting to know other governors than a lecture from the front. We will be looking at:

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Parents and public meeting with Haringey education commissioners tonight

I’ve just been told that there’s a meeting at 6.30 this evening at Heartlands High School in Wood Green for parents and public to meet with the Outstanding for All education commissioners.

Full info is here: http://www.outstandingforall.org.uk/get-involved

Unfortunately I hadn’t been told about this by the school I’m a governor of, the school my daughter attends or through the HGA until the Chair of the HGA called me a couple of minutes ago. I can’t attend, but I hope many of you can.

An education vision for Haringey?

At the Director’s Briefing for governors and headteachers (a very important event for governors to attend, by the way) on Friday a document was shared with us that the HGA has been asking for for some time.

This draft lays out the Council’s vision for education in the Haringey. Have a read, and send any comments to Jan Doust ([email protected]).

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