Governor Support Service

Bulletins

2018/19

181129 – Governor Support – 2nd half-termly bulletin – Autumn 2018

Key Contents

Governor Support Manager
Statutory requirements
– 1) Department for Education
– Introduction of T Levels
– Careers guidance and access for education and training providers
– School resource management: checklist
– Mental health and behaviour in schools
– 2) Education & Skills Funding Agency
– Academies financial returns
– 3) NGA
– The Chair’s Handbook
– Academy trusts – the role of members
– 4) News
– Government sets out plans to support underperforming schools
– Schools urged to work together to continue raising standards
Best practice
– 1) Declarations of Interest in the agenda
– 2) Register of Interests
– 3) Publication of governor’s details
– 4) Staff members as governors
– 5) Deputy Headteachers and School Business Managers as governors

181005 – Governor Support – 1st half-termly bulletin – Autumn 2018

181005 – Governor Support half-termly bulletin – Finance & PE supplement – Autumn 2018

Key Contents

Governor Support Manager
Statutory requirements
– 1) Department for Education
– Keeping Children Safe in Education
– Staffing and employment advice for schools
– Charging for school activities
– Data protection – a toolkit for schools
– School information published on a website
– 2) Education & Skills Funding Agency
– Academies Financial Handbook
– Academies planning calendar
– Understanding your data

2017/18

Governor Support – termly bulletin – Summer 2018

Key Contents

Governor Support Manager
Statutory requirements
– Data protection
– Get Information About Schools
– Changes to Ofsted inspection timeframes
Good Practice 
– Headteacher’s performance management
– Parent/Staff governor elections + guidance
– Staff governors/members and confidential items/minutes
– NCOGS benchmarking

Governor Support – termly bulletin – Spring 2018

Key Contents

Governor Support Manager
Statutory requirements
– DBS checks + changes to the process of applying for a DBS check
– Ofsted confirms new arrangements for short inspections
Good Practice
– Headteacher’s Performance Management and pay recommendations
Data Protection
– The DPO is a statutory role
– What has been done so far + what schools need to do next

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