50% CPD Bursaries Available for Science Teachers
The Science Learning Network Consortia for London and the South East and Central England are offering 50% bursaries for science teachers looking to take up an additional specialism in Physics or Chemistry. Please share this opportunity with those eligible in your school and click here for more details.
Ofsted announce consultation for proposal of new inspection framework
Ofsted have announced a consultation on proposals for a new framework for the inspection of maintained schools, academies, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings.
New on GEL - Policy Watch
Our new Policy Watches, accessible from the Hot Topics page, offer further guidance on topics already mentioned in our Hot Topics. Whilst the Hot Topic will usually provide breaking news about a new topic the Policy Watch will provide further guidance of particular relevance to governors.
NGA External Reviews of Governance
The NGA review framework has been developed to respond to Ofsted judgements which identify governance issues. The review process is suitable for governing bodies who wish to commission an independent view of governance practice, especially if they are looking to move to ‘outstanding’, or if there are other issues. Please click here for more information.
Find out more about GEL
Governor E-Learning (GEL) is an online learning experience providing school governors with a flexible way to access information and training. GEL supplies high-quality, accurate and value-for-money learning through: learning modules, supporting documents and hot topics. Together these ensure the required support is available to you at your convenience enabling you to be an effective Governor. Click here for more.
Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme
Delivered nationwide by The NGA and ELC under licence from the NCTL in partnership with Local Authorities, Teaching Schools and Academy Trusts. A Programme focusing on essential leadership competencies and experiences chairs will need to be highly effective leaders. Click here for more.
- Guidance Notes
- New Governors
- National Training Programme for New Governors (Revised 2013)
- Key Functions of the Governing Body (2014)
- Policy and School Practice
- Helping Children Achieve More (Every Child Matters)
- Ofsted Inspection of Schools (September 2014)
- Educational Visits
- E-Safety for Governors
- Annual Literacy Survey 2014 (May 2015)
- Uptake of A levels - Ofsted report (May 2015)
- Exam Stress Increases (May 2015)
- Possible impact of National Insurance changes (June 2015)
- National Reference Tests for new GCSEs (June 2015)
- DfE advice about disposal of school land (June 2015)
- Changes to School Inspections (June 2015)
- Applications for new Free Schools (June 2015)
- The 2015 Ofsted Common Inspection Framework and revised Inspection Handbooks (June 2015)
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Being an effective governing body relies on fit for purpose training and support. Ofsted will expect schools to demonstrate that their governing body is effective with evidence. GEL can provide essential e-learning that fulfills these needs.
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We will be launching the first edition of the GEL Newsletter in the 2014 Autumn Term. The newsletter will include exclusive information regarding upcoming content and practical tips for you and your governing body.
Watch this space for more details!
The Leading Governance Partnership is led by The Eastern Leadership Centre (ELC) and National Governors’ Association (NGA) – to find out more click here.
To find out more about the Chairs of Governors' Leadership Development Programme please click here.
To find out more about the National Clerks' Development Programme please click here.
To find out more about the free, half-day NCTL workshops please click here.