Governing Bodies have wide ranging responsibilities relating to staffing in schools, which can vary between maintained schools and academies. They range from, ensuring schools have an appropriate policy framework in place that complies with education and employment law, to Headteacher Appraisal and Performance Related Pay. This area of the Better Governor website contains articles and guidance documents focusing on school HR issues, written by governors, for governors to ensure you are up-to-date with current legislation and best practice.
This Hot Topics webinar is an opportunity for governors and trustees to learn about what's new and happening in education of specific relevance to governance in schools and academy trusts. The webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BST. In this session we will provide a brief update on new regulations, policy and practice that will influence meetings of your governing body/trust this term. The webinar will be facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input, opinion polls conducted in real time and the opportunity to ask your questions. We are planning to include updates on; the Ofsted framework, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Data Protection and Teachers' Pay. This list may change and be added to, in order to reflect other news and updates near 2nd October. To reserve your place click on the link below.
This Better Governor webinar is aimed at those governors who are; new to chairing, about to take up the role of chair, and vice chairs considering the role. The session is equally relevant for those in maintained schools, academies or free schools. We will focus on the role of the chair and key aspects of this including effective working with the headteacher and clerk to the governing board, as well as reflecting on how the chair provides strong leadership within the expectations that government has of the role. The webinar will be facilitated by our two governance experts; Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of expert input, opinion polls and the opportunity to ask questions.
This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for newly-appointed clerks, in maintained schools and academies, to learn about the role and expectations of clerking in their school or trust. Our mantra at Better Governor is ' What you need to know, when you need to know it' and this session will prepare you for your initial governing board meeting, by developing your understanding of not just your own role but also that of the governing body. This webinar will be facilitated by our governance and clerking experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them together with the opportunity to ask your own questions.
DfE clarifies funding of teachers’ pension employers’ contribution increases from September 2019-March 2020
School teachers pay in maintained schools is set to increase by 2.7% for 2019-2020.
This Better Governor webinar will explore the role of governance in recruiting headteachers and focus on best practice in ensuring schoools secure the leadership they deserve. The cost of not being successful in recruiting a headteacher places a significant premium on getting the whole process right first time. Governing Bodies and Trust Boards need to ensure that investing in a recruitment process delivers value for money.
New regulations have removed Disqualification by Association, for individuals working in childcare in non-domestic settings such as schools and nurseries.
The School Teachers’ Review Body 2018 report is published and the Department for Education has released a news story announcing that the Government is to fund pay rises for teachers.
This article explores new DfE guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy and what it means for schools and academies.
This short podcast features two of our governance experts, Steve Barker and Ruth Murton, discussing Headteacher Appraisal.