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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.


Since March 2016 the Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG) has been working closely with the Local Authority to provide an additional session of the joint Headteacher and Governor briefing, specifically targeting Governors.  During this time the additional session has been well attended.

We are delighted to announce the date for the next session is Tuesday 3rd December 2019.  It will take place between 6 pm – 8 pm with light refreshments served at 5:30 pm at the Beales Hotel, Hatfield (AL10 9NG).  Please feel free to join us.

There is a full programme this term and topics will cover:

6.00 – 6.15Hertfordshire perspective (standing item)Jenny Coles/Simon Newland
6.15 – 6.25Ofsted updates (standing item)
6.25 – 6.35Early years transition project ‘Supporting Smooth Transitions’Caroline Chalke
6.35 – 6.45Parent conflictRuth Fennemore/Lynne Shine
6.45 – 6.55Schools HR update (standing item)David Windridge
6.55 – 7.05Refreshment Break
7.05 – 7.30Mental Health Support in Schools

  • Update on the Strategic Leads for Mental Health programme
  • Mental Health Support Teams in Schools
  • Overview of CAMHS system redesign
  • Update on Just Talk and Feeling Good Week
Deborah Sheppard
7.30 – 7.40Safeguarding update (standing item)Frazer Smith
7.40 – 7.50Attachment Aware and Trauma-Informed PracticeFelicity Evans
7.40 – 8.00SEND update ‘supporting schools to be inclusive’Jo Fisher/Jennie Newman

Numbers are limited so to avoid disappointment and to assist with catering arrangements, please confirm your attendance by emailing

Note about Handouts

Colleagues, in a bid to reduce wastage and printing costs please be aware that we will no longer be handing out printed presentations at our updates.  These will be available to print or download onto your electronic device prior to the event from The Grid or the Governors’ portal.

Handouts For December 2019

Future Dates

  • Spring Term 2020
    Governors Session – Hatfield
    26 March 2020 (Thurs)
    Beales Hotel, Hatfield
  • Summer Term 2020
    Governors Session – Hatfield
    17 June 2020 (Wed)
    Beales Hotel, Hatfield

About the Briefings

The Hertfordshire Headteacher updates provide:

  • a direct information stream from Hertfordshire County Council to school leaders.
  • a regular update on current DfE and Ofsted initiatives alongside local and national priorities.
  • important information which is relevant to all schools and academies, regardless of their phase or status.
  • high-quality executive summaries of key information, with appropriate follow up materials clearly identified and sign-posted.

These briefings complement those sessions offered by Herts for Learning.




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