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
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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:
Following on from the success of the joint Heads & Governors briefings in 2016 we are delighted to announce the dates for 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.
Held at the Oak Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage on Saturday 19th November 2016 at 11:55.
Mike Scandrett welcomed everyone to the AGM. Continue reading
The following updates have come to our attention so far in November 2016; click the headings to read the full article.
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
The following updates & reports have come to our attention in October 2016:
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