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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

2016 Nominations Now Open

Read more here.

Read about 2015 winners here.

procurement-fraud-workshopProcurement & Fraud Workshop

As the funds available to schools reduce, it is even more important to make correct procurement decisions to ensure best value.  The first part of the Procurement & Fraud Workshop aims to share ground rules and give tips Continue reading

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Front FootFrontFoot News – September 2016

  • These FrontFoot news updates cover a range of educational areas of interest including matters of policy through to media interest.  Click the links below to go to specific categories of interest; when there, the headings link to the full article. Continue reading
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fftKick Start the New School Year

FFT Education is inviting school governors to kick start the new school year by signing up to a free webinar.

The FFT Aspire Overview for School Governors webinars are taking place on: Continue reading

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VoiceLittle Has Changed

In an interesting blog article Richard Fraser argues that little has changed in education since 2001 starting by saying:

In 2001, a certain Theresa May MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, addressed the PAT [now Voice] Annual Conference in Cardiff.

Her speech reveals how little has changed in education since then: teachers working excessive hours, performance-related pay, SATs, admissions….

Interestingly, some of Mrs May’s criticisms of the Labour Government’s education policies have been made by politicians, unions and practitioners about the current Conservative Government and its Coalition predecessor.

The following Briefing from The School Bus is also worth a read: Continue reading

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Front FootFrontFoot News – July 2016

These FrontFoot news updates cover a range of educational areas of interest including matters of policy through to media interest.  Click the links below to go to specific categories of interest; when there, the headings link to the full article. Continue reading

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Parent Governors?

Kathy Dunnett, a former member of HASG Executive and National Leader of Governance, recently wrote to Stephen McPartland, Stevenage MP, expressing concern specifically about the lack of parent representation in future governing boards.  She alerted him to the June meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group Continue reading

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Involving MPs in School Governance

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Education Governance and Leadership will meet next Tuesday, June 7th, in the House of Commons, Committee Room 5 from 17:30-19:00.  This is an important forum for parliamentarians to discuss the key issues affecting school governance.  Governors, trustees and clerks need to encourage their MPs to get involved in this group. Continue reading

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Herts for Learning - AssessmentUpcoming 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

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Herts Country ShowHASG 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.

 

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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:

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36227570

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