As previously advertised, the Summer Update for Heads and Governors, which was arranged by the HASG, took place on 21st June. The briefing covered several topics and was lead by Marcus Cooper the Senior Education Manager in Hertfordshire. (Who we learned was moving on to pastures new at the end of term).
Marcus gave us updates from the Herts perspective covering Ofsted the DfE and Safeguarding. Debbie Orton, the Head of Integrated Service for Learning, also took a slot to talk about the ISL reorganisation. You can download the presentations by clicking the following link:
One item covered was the division of responsibilities between HCC and HfL; the following booklet might be of use in understanding the distinctions:
A selection of news items of interest for governors addressing threat from bombs, SEN, supply teachers, removal of school governors, coasting schools and a manifesto gap.
25 May 2017 – Schools Week is reporting that schools have been reminded to keep staff up-to-date with procedures in their individual plans for emergencies after a school was Continue reading
Representatives from Governing bodies are invited to attend the next Headteacher & Governor briefing.
You may be aware that in early 2016 we held the first joint Headteacher & Governor briefing. Marcus Cooper, and his team, hold regular Headteacher updates and we have worked in conjunction with them to deliver one additional briefing aimed specifically at school governors.
Please feel free to join us on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 6.00pm, at Continue reading
These March 2017 FrontFoot news updates cover a range of educational areas of interest including matters of policy, media, research and statistics. This report includes items about 2-tier GCSEs, more free schools, SEND, tracking of social media, writing assessments, careers, breakfast clubs and much more. Click the links below to go to specific categories of interest; when there, the headings link to the full article. Continue reading
The Department for Education have provided an update on their policy towards reducing teacher workload. Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, has issued the following letter introducing this:
REMOVING UNNECESSARY WORKLOAD FOR TEACHERS
We are committed to removing Continue reading
The HASG are pleased to announce that nominations have opened for the School Governor Awards 2017. We aim to celebrate outstanding and distinguished service by school governors in Hertfordshire. Continue reading
The Hertfordshire Governors’ Annual Conference on 19th November was the setting for the presentation of the Annual Hertfordshire Outstanding Governor Awards.
Councillor David Williams together with outgoing HASG Chairman, Mike Scandrett presented the prizes. Continue reading
These January 2017 FrontFoot news updates cover a range of educational areas of interest including matters of policy, media and research. This report includes studies on young carers, news about term-time holidays and the new Ofsted chief and policy guidance on SEN funding, computer equipment and more. Click the links below to go to specific categories of interest; when there, the headings link to the full article. Continue reading
The tes has compiled its’ six favourite stories from 2016 (tes subscription necessary to read full content):
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.
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: