News this Term

Autumn Term 2014

From this page you can access information on key action points which governing bodies should address during the current term, updates on a variety of governor topics, consultation papers published by Government and other news which may be of relevance to you as a governor.

Reconstitution of Governing Bodies

There are a number of governing bodies of maintained schools which have not yet reconstituted under School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and will need to do so by 1st September 2015. The guidance paper outlines the requirements, but is also useful for all maintained school governing bodies as it highlights the need for governors to be appointed based on their skills and experience.

 icon Constitution of governing bodies.pdf (144.42k)
Last modified: 12/09/2014 08:50:46



Admission Arrangements for 2016/2017

As the admissions authority for community and voluntary controlled schools within the Borough, the paper below consults on proposed admission arrangements for the 2016/17 school year. The paper also reminds admission authorities for other categories of school, for example foundation and academy, of consultation requirements.





SEND Local Offer

The new SEND Code of Practice published in July 2014 sets out requirements on information that should be published by schools about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils/students with special needs and disabilities (SEND).

 icon Local Offer and Leaflet.pdf (295.71k)
Last modified: 12/09/2014 08:50:02



Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

As from 1 September 2014 a new duty came into force which required governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions. The aim is to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, are properly supported so that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

 icon medical needs.pdf (178.9k)
Last modified: 15/09/2014 09:24:19


Insurance Arrangements

The local authority has given notification of changes to insurance arrangements for schools and the options which schools have to secure appropriate insurance.

 icon Insurance letter foundation schools Aug 14.pdf (62.97k)
Last modified: 12/09/2014 15:01:05



Letter from Lord Nash

Governance minister Lord Nash has written to chairs of governors thanking them for the role they play in the education system.

 icon Letter to Chairs.pdf (306.07k)
Last modified: 12/09/2014 15:29:18



Ofsted - Governance Criteria

The School Inspection Handbook issued by Ofsted in July 2014 sets out revised criteria for governance, within the Leadership and Management section, which inspectors will consider to determine the effectiveness of governance. The document below lists the criteria, with changes in bold italics.

 icon 2014 ofsted governance criteria.pdf (33.03k)
Last modified: 12/09/2014 15:05:03



Governors' Handbook

DfE have published in September 2014 an updated Governors' Handbook

A summary of changes is provided in Annex A.


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.pdf fileConstitution of governing bodies.pdf (144k)
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.pdf fileAdmission arrangements final report to governing bodies.pdf (139k)
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.pdf fileLocal Offer and Leaflet.pdf (296k)
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.pdf fileInsurance letter foundation schools Aug 14.pdf (63k)
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.pdf fileInsurance letter non foundation schools Aug 14.pdf (80k)
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.pdf file2014 ofsted governance criteria.pdf (33k)
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.pdf fileLetter to Chairs.pdf (306k)
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.pdf fileAdmissions advice for VA foundation academies.pdf (73k)
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.pdf filemedical needs.pdf (179k)
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