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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

The closing date for nominations for their Governor Award scheme is 31st May 2022.

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Legislation

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

HCC LogoHeadteacher & Governor Update – 21st June 2018

We are delighted to announce that the date for the next session is Thursday 21st June 2018.  It will take place between 6pm – 8pm with light refreshments served at 5.30pm at the Beales Hotel, Hatfield (AL10 9NG).  Please feel free to join us.

These Hertfordshire Headteacher Updates continue under the steer of Debra Massey (Headteacher at Howe Dell) for the Summer term.   We hope you will join us and support Debra in delivering these sessions.

The Hertfordshire Headteacher updates provide:

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Herts for Learning Headteacher & Governor Briefing – 8th March 2018

This most recent Briefing took place on Thursday 8th March 2018 at the Beales Hotel, Hatfield.  These briefings have previously been delivered by Marcus Cooper but as some of you may know Marcus has now left the Local Authority.  The Hertfordshire Headteacher Updates will continue under the steer of Debra Massey (Headteacher at Howe Dell) for the Autumn and Spring terms.

The Briefing addressed the following: Continue reading

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

FrontFoot News – March 2017

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

Front FootFrontFoot News – January 2017

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

Updates & Reports October 2016

The following updates & reports have come to our attention in October 2016:

  • House of Lords debate on Grammar Schools & selection,
  • Teacher Workload & Professional Development,
  • Policy for Summer-born children delayed, 
  • Other News. 

House of Lords Debate

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

Updates & Reports November 2016

The following updates have come to our attention so far in November 2016; click the headings to read the full article.

DfE guidance: School attendance

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

Front FootFrontFoot News – September 2016 Pt2

These FrontFoot news updates cover a range of educational areas of interest including matters of policy and research.  This report includes studies on the impact of Grammar Schools and Academies.  Click the links below to go to specific categories of interest; when there, the headings link to the full article. Continue reading