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
Minutes of AGM – 11th November 2017
Our AGM took place on 11th November 2017 during the Annual Hertfordshire Governor’s Conference at Robertson House. As required by our constitution chairs of member schools had been notified and circulated with the relevant papers 21 days beforehand.
The HASG chair Paul Rosen presented a report on Continue reading
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.
The new database provider is GovernorHub, a 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
The 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
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
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
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
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
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