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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

2016 Nominations Now Open

Read more here.

Read about 2015 winners here.

Updates & Reports November 2016

The following updates have come to our attention so far in November 2016; click the headings to read the full article.

DfE guidance: School attendance

2 November 2016 – Updated to reflect the 2016 amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006.  This guidance will help you maintain high levels of school attendance and plan school hours, term and holiday dates. It provides information about interventions to address pupils’ poor attendance and behaviour at school. Continue reading

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Updates & Reports October 2016

The following updates & reports have come to our attention in October 2016:

  • House of Lords debate on Grammar Schools & selection,
  • Teacher Workload & Professional Development,
  • Policy for Summer-born children delayed, 
  • Other News. 

House of Lords Debate

House of Lords debate moved by Baroness Andrews on the government’s proposals for the extension of grammar schools and selection in education: Continue reading

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Front FootFrontFoot News – September 2016 Pt2

These FrontFoot news updates cover a range of educational areas of interest including matters of policy and research.  This report includes studies on the impact of Grammar Schools and Academies.  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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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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