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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

2019 Nominations Now Closed

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Save the Date: HfL AGM 2019

The Herts for Learning 2019 Annual General Meeting for shareholders will take place on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 5:00pm at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ. All headteachers and chairs of governors from HfL’s shareholding schools are invited to attend this event.

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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.

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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

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Herts for LearningHerts 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.

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Killigrew Primary & Nursery SchoolGovernor Vacancy in St Albans

Killigrew Primary School is looking for a couple of non-parent governors to support great education in the local community.  Killigrew is a lovely school, with excellent teaching staff, on the edge of St. Albans with fantastic grounds and an ethos that focuses on the well-rounded development of our children.

The following extracts from the school’s website will give you a feel for the school: Continue reading

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Camps Hill Curriculum from 20th JuneGovernors’ 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

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Conference gif courtesy of http://www.animated-gifs.euAnnual 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

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Urgent Deadline to respond to surveyAre 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

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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

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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

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2018 Outstanding Governors

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

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