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NGA Bulletin
The latest NGA News. You can only access the full articles if you have NGA Membership. We recommend that you or your school take out full membership to gain access to the articles in full.
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NGA Bulletin - Jan 11 2019.doc
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NGA Autumn Termly Bulletin
The latest termly bulletin is now available, with updates on some of the key issues affecting the governance of schools in England. This term's edition features the an opportunity to become an ethical leadership pathfinder, findings from the biggest school governance survey of the year and a last chance to enter the Outstanding Governance Awards.
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NGA Outstanding Governance Awards 2019

The NGA's Outstanding Governance Awards 2019 are now open to enter.
Enter now

As the only national education awards to recognise the contribution of governors and trustees, and the clerks that support them, the Outstanding Governance Awards provide entrants with a unique opportunity to gain recognition through a rigorous judging process, lead the way as an exemplar of good school governance and reflect on their practice against the award criteria.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a prestigious ceremony at the House of Commons in May 2019 where winners will be presented with their award. 

Information from Surrey

Surrey Schools Bulletin

From the Assistant Director's office.

The latest issues of the Schools Bulletin.





Schools Bulletin - Issue 259 Jan 17


Schools Bulletin - Issue 258 Jan10

Schools Bulletin - Issue 257 Dec14

Schools Bulletin - Issue 256 Dec 07


Earlier Issues can be found on our Archive page

Schools seeking governors

Can you provide additional skills to these Surrey schools?
Updated November 14th, the attached list shows schools seeking governors, often with specific skills or experience.
LA governor requests November 2018.pdf
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Just breaking: Primary Data - Webinar

This webinar will provide governors and trustees, in primary schools, with an overview of Analysing School Performance (ASP) and Inspection Data Summary Reports (IDSR).

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Subject alert: New –What maintained schools must publish online - (Nov 9 2018)

The DfE have updated their guidance on what maintained schools must publish online

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New –What Academies must publish online (Nov 9 2018)

The DfE have updated their guidance on what Academies must publish onlines

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Subject alert: Changes to Disqualification by Association in schools

New regulations have removed Disqualification by Association, for individuals working in childcare in non-domestic settings such as schools and nurseries.

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National Funding Formula for schools – Update July 2018

The Department for Education has updated information on the implementation of the National funding Formula for schools and high needs.

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House of Commons Education Committee report criticises over-use of exclusions by schools

The House of Commons Education Committee has published a report, criticising the increasing use of exclusions by schools. The report has the title; Forgotten children: alternative provision and the scandal of ever increasing exclusions. It draws attention to many of the issues facing pupils who have either been excluded or are vulnerable to exclusion.  Committee members consider the current system of alternative provision and its impact on pupils and their families is an ‘obstacle to social justice and the educational ladder of opportunity.’

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