Governor Support Service

Bulletins

2018/19

181005 – Governor Support 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
– 3) OFSTED
– 4) NGA
– 5) Recruitment of teachers
Best practice
– 1) Policies & Procedures
– Complaints Policy
– Terms of Reference – committees
– LA governing body workplanner
– 2) Budget

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
– Parent/Staff governor election guidance
– Minutes and papers
– Staff governors/members and confidential items/minutes
– NCOGS benchmarking

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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