The documents and links on this page are from various sources including the DfE, LA, NGA and Ofsted.
All contain information we regard as helpful or useful to governors; particularly changes to laws or procedures. However, some Policy documents such as the Primary Vision are aspirational. They give governors an indication of the LA's or DfE's thinking and preferrred course of action but are not always carried through to action.
This link takes you to three short videos from Ofsted on what governors might expect from inspections.
Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014. Replaces version which expired on March 31st 2014.
1 May, 2015 at 10:23am
The FFT Governor Dashboard is now available in FFT Aspire. FFT are holding free webinars to explain how they can help governors support and challenge the school leadership team.
The FFT Governor Dashboard has been developed in partnership with the National Governors’ Association and the Wellcome Trust. It clearly displays information about results and pupil progress, subject performance, progress of pupil groups, attendance and school context. Using our platform, school’s performance can be viewed instantly, and flagging up issues that governors can investigate. The Dashboard will also help governors get to grips with government’s new Attainment 8 measure, and from 2016 dashboards will also include Progress 8 analysis.
The Governor Dashboard was developed by governors for governors because we wanted to focus our design on presenting complex information in a way that would be clear and meaningful to you.
All subscribing schools can download the Governor Dashboard from FFT Aspire, and share it easily with governors. Alternatively, governors can be provided with their own account, giving access to not only the Governor Dashboard but also a range of other information to aid their ‘support and challenge’ role. The new Aspire has also been enhanced to include overviews of all key stages, providing a wealth of information in an accessible format.
FFT are holding free webinars for Governors to outline the new Governor Dashboard.
• Tuesday 12 May
• Tuesday 9 June
• Tuesday 23 June
The webinar lasts forty five minutes. To book your free place please visit www.fft.org.uk/training-events/Webinar.aspx
The increasing number of people using social networking sites has had both a positive and adverse effect on the reputation of schools in local communities.
This document offers
guidance in cases where parents and members of the public use social networking sites to criticise schools or make malicious comments about individual members of staff or decisions that have been
taken by the headteacher.
Schools can obtain advice on these issues from their area schools officer, the Surrey County Council schools solicitor and/or the Surrey County Council education safeguarding advisor – contact details are given within the document.
The Surrey County Council model complaints guidance for schools, academies and parents has been updated to include a reference to this new document.
On 1 April 2013, the National College merged with the Teaching Agency to become the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
The new agency has two key aims: improving the quality of the workforce; and helping schools to help each other to improve. NCTL now covers training and information for governors.
This link is to direct governors to another useful resource. https://www.nationalcollege.org.uk/signin?indexidol=no&url=http%3A//www.nationalcollege.org.uk/index
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