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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

2016 Nominations Now Open

Read more here.

Read about 2015 winners here.

Herts for Learning - AssessmentMATs, the future of your school?

This conference, taking place at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield, on 28th February, explores MATs (Multi-Academy Trusts), and the choices available.   It is targeted at school leaders and governors who are looking for support and advice on how to secure the future of their school.

The conference, from Herts for Learning, will provide guidance for schools and academies that are currently working through the options available and are thinking of either establishing their own MAT or looking to join an existing MAT. This one‑day event, featuring Martin Post, Regional Schools Commissioner, as keynote speaker, will provide the opportunity to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each option and to find out the support available. As a summary, this conference will equip leaders with the right amount of information to move forward and enable the right decisions to be made.

Book or find out more

It really helps you to grasp an understanding of the component parts that need to be considered in deciding which way to go.

To book a place at this important event, go to booking.hertsforlearning.co.uk and use the conference code 16SBM/042A.

Alternatively, please contact Jasmine Smith-Taylor for further information at:

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Briefing Dates 2017

Following on from the success of the joint Heads & Governors briefings in 2016 we are delighted to announce the dates for 2017.

The briefings will take place between 6pm – 8pm at Beales Hotel in Hatfield with one each in the Spring & Summer Term:

  • 15th March 2017, and
  • 21st June 2017.

Light refreshment will be available beforehand.  Please make a note of these dates in your diary.  Further details will be made available on our website in due course.

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Minutes of AGM – 19th November 2016

Hertfordshire Governors Association – Annual General Meeting

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting

Held at the Oak Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage on Saturday 19th November 2016 at 11:55.

1)  Welcome and apologies

Mike Scandrett welcomed everyone to the AGM. Continue reading

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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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