Welcome to the School Governor Pages
Chairs' Leadership Development Programme
For information on Cheshire East's licence to deliver the
National College for School Leadership's Chairs' Development and
forthcoming dates, visit the Governors'
Network North West partnership webpages or see the Development Programme flyer (PDF,
Cheshire East Annual Governors'
‘Accountability in a Diverse School
Baroness Estelle Morris
of State for Education
Director Teaching Schools, National College for Teaching and
Head of the School Governance
Unit, Department for Education
Please note schools and academies purchasing governor
support and development via ChESS are charged at the discounted
ChESS Purchasing Schools:
delegate £65*; 2 delegates - £110; £35 for each additional
Non Purchasing Schools:
delegate £135*; 2 delegates £200; £40 for each additional
*For Governing Bodies who are members of CEAGB there is an
additional £10 reduction for the cost of the
1st delegate reducing the charge to £55 in a ChESS
purchasing school and £125 for a non-purchasing school).
All governors and school leaders in Cheshire East
schools and academies are welcome to attend.
Please contact School Governance to reserve a
or 0300 123 5036.
Alternatively, please complete the
Governors' Forum presentations
The powerpoints from the autumn term
Governors' Forum are available to be downloaded.
Governors' Newsletter - Autumn Term
All schools and academies who purchase governor support and
development will shortly received an autumn term newsletter for
every governor. These will either be hand delivered or via
the post. Please distribute these newsletters to your governors,
Director's Report to Governing Bodies - Autumn Term
The Autumn Term Director's Report is
now available to download.
New Governance Regulations
Governance (England) Roles, Procedures and Allowances Regulations
2013 were laid before Parliament on 8th July 2013 and come into
force on 1st September 2013.
House of Commons Education Committee report "The Role of School
The Role of School Governing Bodies report has now been
published. The report contains a number of recommendations
for Ministerial consideration and response. It should be of
interest to Headteachers and Governors given the increased
government and Ofsted emphasis on the importance of good governance
in schools and academies.
Revised Ofsted Documentation
framework and guidance documentation was updated in August
Summer and Autumn Term Training
Details of courses for the summer and
autumn 2013 terms are now available.
The DfE Governors' Handbook
The Handbook replaces the Governors’ Guide to the Law and it
provides information about the role and legal duties of governing
bodies in maintained schools and academies (including free
The Handbook is now available on
the DfE website.
Other Useful Information and Resources
Change of Status: a good practice resource
If your school is looking at the potential benefits, challenges
and risks of federation, foundation, trust or academy status, you
may find this recently revised guide produced by the National
Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGs) useful.
Visit the The Governors'
Learning Partnership webpages to view the document.
You will need to log in to view the resource. If you subscribe
to governor support and development and haven't yet got a log in,
go to 'create new account' at the top right of the screen.
School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
These new regulations took effect from September 2012. They
remove the requirement for schools to produce a prospectus and
instead publish specified information online. This will
- details of the school’s pupil premium allocation and plans to
spend it in the current year; and, for the previous year, a
statement of how the money was spent and the impact that it had on
educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of
whom grant funding was allocated;
- details of the school’s curriculum, content and approach, by
academic year and by subject (including details of GCSE options and
other qualifications offered at Key Stage 4 (for secondary
schools), and approach to phonic and reading schemes (for primary
- where applicable, details or links to the school’s admission
arrangements, including its selection and oversubscription
criteria, published admission number and the school’s process for
applications through the local authority;
- details of the school’s policies on behaviour, charging and SEN
and disability provision;
- links to the school’s Ofsted reports and DfE School Performance
Tables and details of the school’s latest Key Stage 2 and/or Key
Stage 4 attainment and progress measures as presented in the School
- a statement of the school’s ethos and values.
National Governors' Association Self-Evaluation Tool
In conjunction with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on
has produced a new
self-evaluation tool -
Twenty Key Questions for Governing Bodies.
Ofsted Report on Governance
Ofsted published a report on good practice in school governance
in 2011, entitled 'School Governance: Learning from the Best'. The
good practice in school governance summary and full report is
available from the Ofsted website.
Understanding School Data
The booklet Making Sense of School Performance
Data - The Governors’ Role in Supporting and Challenging Schools
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