The role and responsibilities of school governors are defined in various acts of parliament and through statutory regulations. This section will help clerks and governors find out more about what they must do and what they can do as governors.
The Department for Education has published its Clerking Competency Framework. This article explores the key competencies and the implications for governance. Read more here now...
The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2016 was published on August 10th. It is statutory for maintained schools in England and Wales and replaces the 2015 edition.
From September 2016 all state-funded schools in England will be required to post their governors' details on the Department for Education, Edubase site.
Download and listen to this Better Governor podcast now to ensure that you are aware of the key issues on attendance, brought into the media spotlight recently, as a result of the High Court Ruling on term-time holidays from school...
The Queen's Speech unveiled plans for the 'Education for All' Bill. You can read more here...
This article explores the Department for Education (DfE) announcement "that it is not necessary to bring legislation to bring about blanket conversion of all schools."
This article summarises the rules underpinning admissions into Academies and Free Schools. It aims to raise governors' and clerk's awareness of the rules that their schools must follow.
This article explains, the new mandatory timelines documents, for maintained schools and academies, published by the DfE. They outline statutory duties on schools and dates when actions must be taken by, and vital planning documents for governors and clerks.
This article explores The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 and their implications for governing bodies in federations of schools.
This article explores the government's White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, published on Thursday 17th March, which includes the plan for all schools to become academies by 2020.