As we are unable to run the Heads’ updates in our usual format, we will be delivering our summer updates in the form of a webinar. HfL will be hosting this on our behalf. There will be one session only for governors on Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 5.00 pm.
We are delighted to announce the date for the Spring 2019 update is Thursday 7th March 2019. It will take place between 6 pm – 8 pm with light refreshments served at 5:30 pm at Robertson House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ. Please feel free to join us.
This most recent Briefing took place on Thursday 8th March 2018 at theBeales 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.
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:
Representatives from Governing bodies are invited to attend the next Headteacher & Governor briefing.
You may be aware that in early 2016 we held the first joint Headteacher & Governor briefing. Marcus Cooper, and his team, hold regular Headteacher updates and we have worked in conjunction with them to deliver one additional briefing aimed specifically at school governors.
The summer edition of Hertfordshire Governor published by Herts for Learning (HfL) is now on-line and can be accessed online by logging on at www.hertsdirect.org/governors (select ‘Hertfordshire Governor – current issue’ under ‘Signpost’ at the foot of the page) or click the picture.
Message from Governance
As we enter into the summer term and head towards the end of the 2014/15 academic year it is a good time to reflect on the work carried out this year and the impact it has had on the progress and attainment of pupils. The pace is fast so we are very often only looking forward and thinking what needs to be done next, however as the academic year comes to an end it is important that you celebrate past success as well as identifying key actions for addressing in the future.
This term we have received feedback on an eSafety focus during recent Ofsted inspections within primary schools and academies, with governors knowledge being put to the test. Our eSafety Adviser has provided a useful summary for governors which you can find in the News section. Have a go at answering the questions included in the article and if you don’t know the answer that’s an action after Easter.
Also in the News section we have included a Health & Safety update on abestos. This is particulary relevant as we head towards the summer holiday season and many large building projects are planned in schools/academies.
We are also pleased to inform you of our forthcoming Governor Recruitment Roadshow supported and sponsored by Governance Team, Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG), and School Governors’ One Stop Shop (SGOSS). Do you have vacancies on your governing body? If so, why not come along and help to recruit new governors and promote the role of governance in schools and academies – raise the profile of governors and give it the status it deserves!
The edition includes
Governor Recruitment: Details of forthcoming ‘Governor Recruitment Roadshows’.
eSafety (tips from the eSafety Adviser following feedback from recent Ofsted inspections).
Health & Safety update ahead of building projects over the summer: Managing asbestos in your School.
Summary of changes to recently updated DfE statutory guidance – ‘Keeping children safe in education’ and ‘Working together to safeguard children’.