Upcoming Training & Briefing Sessions
HfL are running a number of sessions that might prove of interest to Governors in the coming months, with topics including Fraud Prevention, Mediation & SEND Inspections.
Fraud Prevention for Schools
Taking place in the Hilton, Watford on 18th May and then again Continue reading
HASG at Herts Show
Including lots of great attractions, the Herts Show will also see HASG supporting the Governor Recruitment Roadshow this year. Located in the Herts County Council Marquee why not pop along and say hello?
Other attractions include:
- Motocross Stunt Show,
- Devil’s Horsemen,
- Scurry Driving display,
- All Human Circus,
- Traditional Crafts,
- Titan the Robot,
- Eagle & Vulture Show,
- Victorian Travelling Show,
- Farm animals,
- Suffolk Punch Horses,
- Food hall,
- Shopping and much more!
The show runs on 28th & 29th May and tickets are on sale now with advance tickets at a 20% discount:
- Adult – £14.80
- Child – £7.20 (5yrs – 15yrs, under 5’s free)
- Family – £36.80 (admits two adults and two children)
- Senior – £13.20
Call 0344 850 2111 to book or visit their website to book online.
Government reverses decision to force schools to become academies
The BBC reported on this announcement and added some analysis by their education reported, Hannah Richardson, to view the BBC report click the link:
Newsbites – Mostly Ofsted
This newsbites is mostly Ofsted related with links to videos from Ofsted subject leads, segregation in independent faith schools & predicting ratings.
Ofsted’s specialists: videos
Ofsted have published a series of videos on their YouTube channel, Continue reading
Regional Schools Commissioner
Martin Post is Regional Schools Commissioner for South-Central England and North-West London having started in his role on 18 August 2014. Before his appointment, Martin was Headmaster of Watford Grammar School for Boys. Earlier in his career he has also:
- served as both a local leader of education and a national leader of education,
- served as a trustee of the Teacher Development Trust.
Newsbites – TES, Parent View, Academies
TES: More evidence that workload is driving the teacher recruitment and retention crisis
4th April 2016
The TES is reporting that there is more evidence that the rising workload is driving teachers away from the profession and exacerbating the recruitment crisis. More than eight in 10 teachers have considered Continue reading
Newsbites – DfE, School’s Week, Speeches
Click on the headings for the individual stories:
Education Secretary pledges more support to reduce teacher workload during landmark speech at NASUWT conference.
Schools Weeks summarises Continue reading
Newsbites – Childcare, Excellence & Budget
Click the headings for the full article/briefing document.
18 March, 2016
Top ten things to know about the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme. Updated to reflect change to who is eligible – parents of the youngest children will now Continue reading
March 2016 Exchange
The March edition of the paper is now in schools, with a spotlight on school business managers including how to become a consultant with HfL, information on the upcoming Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair, and also news from Hertfordshire schools and Herts for Learning. Continue reading
Spring 2016 Headteacher Update
The Spring 2016 round of Hertfordshire Headteacher Updates will be taking place throughout March 2016; there is an evening session for Governors and Headteachers to attend together on Tuesday 8th March between 6 – 8pm (Light refreshments will be served). Continue reading