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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.

GovernorHubGovernorHub

HfL’s Governance Services (HfL-GS) have changed the database used by governors’ clerks and Governance Services.  The database retains information, input by your clerk, of individual governors and governing boards including address, contact number, email address, the category of governor, term of office, constitution, etc.

New Provider

The new database provider is GovernorHub, a Continue reading

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Do you have workers not on the school payroll?

If you do then the following is important!

As you will be aware from previous communications, the reformed Intermediaries Regulations (IR35) took effect from Thursday 6 April 2017 and affects how all public bodies, including all Schools and the Council, pay and manages tax for workers contracted to deliver work on their behalf.  The new regulations apply to Continue reading

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The Future for MATs forum detailsThe Future for MATs

In order to help schools rise to the challenge of the MAT and shared efficiency agenda, Herts for Learning is hosting a MAT forum on the morning of 12th March.  Aimed at senior leadership and governance colleagues, whatever your position in the MAT or Federation journey, for those considering and for those already in established MATs. Continue reading

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2017 Outstanding Governors award winners

The 2017 winners

Hertfordshire Outstanding Governor Awards 2018 Nominations Open

The HASG are pleased to announce that nominations have opened for the School Governor Awards 2018. We aim to celebrate outstanding and distinguished service by school governors in Hertfordshire. The winners of these awards will be announced Continue reading

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Outstanding Governors 2017

Outstanding Governors 2017

Left to right: Gary Griffiths, Geoff Strack, Jonathan Ellam, Andrew Gunning, Ros Jacklin, Rodney Tucker

The HASG are proud to reveal the Winners of this Year’s Awards which were presented at the Hertfordshire Governors Annual conference on Saturday 11th November at Robertson House Stevenage.

This year the judging panel agreed to seven finalists, one more than originally expected.  The winners are: Continue reading

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Autumn 2017 Heads & Governors’ Update

The Autumn 2017 Heads & Governors’ Update takes place on Tuesday 21st November, at Beales Hotel in Hatfield, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.  These updates provide:

  • a direct information stream from Hertfordshire County Council to school leaders and governors.
  • 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.

The Agenda Continue reading

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Annual Governor’s Conference 2017

Taking place on Saturday 11th November 2017, from 9.00am to 15:00pm, this year’s Governor’s Conference features keynote speakers:

  • Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of Chartered College of Teaching, and
  • Nigel Risner, Motivational Speaker.

The venue is the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ.  Registration & refreshments Continue reading

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Recruiting School Governors

Andrew Doran attended an HfL course a while ago and, building on his experience of this course, has written the following illuminating article about how he went about recruiting.  This article has been reposted with permission; Andrew often posts commentary, random thoughts (such as this humdinger “Does the Friendly Giant really need the prefix ‘Big’? Isn’t that just a given? “), and Continue reading

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Robert Gordon

Hertfordshire County Council has announced the death of Robert Gordon, leader of the County Council since 2007.

Following this very sad news Robert’s wife, Susie, has been in touch to confirm funeral arrangements as below:-

The funeral will take place on Monday 30 October at 2.00pm at St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY.  Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  Susie has said that all are welcome to pay their respects. Continue reading

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HASG Summer Update 2017

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:

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