Outstanding Governors Awards 2019
As usual, the Winners of the Hertfordshire Outstanding Governor Awards were presented at the Governors Annual Conference – this year on Saturday 16th November 2019 at Robertson House Stevenage. Because of the strength of the field this year the Awards committee agreed an additional Runner-Up and also an additional Award to a Special School Governor. (Equivalent to Runner-Up). The Winners’ schools receive a prize of £1,000 and each of the Runners-Up’s schools a prize of 250.
- Sally Laflin – St John’s C of E Primary School
- Simon Mundy – Sir John Lawes School
- Marion Brown – Verulam School
- Helen Simpson – Bridgewater Primary School
- Mike Newman – Hunsdon JMI School
- Gillian Knibbs – The Reddings Primary School
- Rosemary Charsley – St Mary’s Junior School
- Michael Wheeler – Brandles School
The group photo shows (left to right):
- Michael Taylor – Chair HASG
- Special-School: Michael Wheeler
- Runner-Up: Rosemary Charsley
- Runner- Up: Mike Newman
- Winner: Simon Mundy
- Runner- Up: Gillian Knibbs
- Winner: Sally Laflin
- Terry Douris – HCC Executive Member, Education
- Andrew de Csilléry – Managing Director HfL
The two individual photos show the other two Runners-Up: Helen Simpson & Marion Brown
You can read their original nomination statements in the following document:
Community Governor Vacancies in Harpenden
Sauncey Wood Primary in Harpenden would love to hear from you if you have legal or marketing background skills and a desire to get involved with a small, friendly primary school. They need a time commitment of 5 – 10 hours per month (evenings and occasionally daytime) and will give you training and the chance to be part of a team with shared goals.
The following extract from the school’s website will give you a feel for the school: Continue reading
Annual Governors’ Conference 2019
The Hertfordshire Annual Governor’s Conference 2019 will take place on Saturday 16th November 2019, from 9:00 am (registration from 8:15 am), to 15:30 pm. It will be held at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way.
This year’s conference will focus on the governors’ understanding of the curriculum. The day will allow Continue reading
Herts for Learning AGM
The Herts for Learning (HfL) Annual General Meeting (AGM) provides a valuable opportunity for shareholders to share their views and communicate with our Board of Directors. All headteachers and chairs of governors from shareholding schools are invited to attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend yourself, you are welcome to nominate a representative to attend in your place.
Downloads for Pre-reading
Governors’ Briefing 20th June 2019
The most recent Governors’ Briefing took place on 20th June at the Beales Hotel. The full programme included the following topics:
- The Hertfordshire Perspective
- Ofsted update
- Feedback on the Ofsted Pilot Inspections
- Virtual School update
- SEN Specialist Provision
- Press Handling
- Safeguarding update
- HR update.
The following handouts were used during the course of the meeting: Continue reading
Annual Governors’ Conference 2019
This year’s Governor’s Conference will be taking place on Saturday 16th November 2019; please make a note in your diary to ensure you are free. The theme of last year’s Governors’ Conference was “School Leaders Managing Change” featuring inspirational keynote speakers it was well received. Throughout the day delegates will have the opportunity Continue reading
Are You satisfied with HfL – Urgent Deadline
The 2019 HfL Shareholder Satisfaction survey to Hertfordshire Chairs is now available to complete online with a deadline of 24th May!
The HASG would strongly urge all Chairs to complete the survey.
Limited Responses to Date
As you may be aware, HfL sent details of the survey out to the Chairs of the 520 shareholding schools on 1st May 2019 and the HfL governance team have since been following up with Chairs since to encourage engagement. However, they have only had Continue reading
DfE Updates Governance Guidance
On 22nd March, DfE issued updated Governance Guidance. The new Governance Handbook sets out the roles, functions and legal duties of governing boards in maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts. It also describes the main features of effective governance and where governing boards can find support. Emma Knights, chief executive of the National Governance Association, gave it a lukewarm welcome: Continue reading
Upcoming Events March – June 2019
The upcoming months see three events of interest for School Governors with two Teacher Recruitment Fairs and another Headteachers & Governors Update. This article also contains downloads and useful links from the Spring Update.
Teacher Recruitment Events
Two more Herts Teacher Recruitment Fairs are planned this year: Continue reading
2018 Award Winners with HASG Chair, Michael Taylor (right) and Andrew de Csillary (left)
Hertfordshire Outstanding Governor Awards 2019 Nominations Open
The HASG are pleased to announce that nominations have opened for the School Governor Awards 2019. We aim to celebrate outstanding and distinguished service by school governors and trustees in Hertfordshire. The winners of these awards will be announced Continue reading