03 Dec NGA Bulletin Board December 2012
The cover story for this month’s bulletin board is the Education Select Committee Inquiry into Governance.
The House of Commons Education Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the role of governing bodies. This inquiry will look at the existing role of governing bodies, and the implications of recent Government policy developments in education for them, as well as a range of issues concerning recruitment, reward and responsibilities.
The Select Committee wishes to receive written evidence from as many governing bodies as possible. Evidence needs to be with the Committee by 17 December: to find out how to submit evidence please contact Laura Owen at the NGA
- All Party Parliamentary Group on Governance considers school funding at next meeting on Monday 10 December at 4.30pm
- Ofsted publishes its annual report: Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) has produced his first annual report. The annual report is based on the full range of services (schools, early years, childcare services, adult learning and colleges) Ofsted inspects, but is underpinned by additional reports on each of the sectors including schools.
- 400 primaries to be converted into Academies
- NGA Awards for Outstanding Governance – The deadline for nominations is 17 December and nomination forms can be downloaded from www.nga.org.uk/awards2013.aspx.
- Scholarships for chairs’ training – the National College is providing scholarships for some participants to make the programme as accessible as possible. You have to apply via your training provider.
- New Publications available – The NGA is publishing the fourth briefing note in the Knowing your School series on performance management and pay and the 5th Edition of Welcome to Governance.