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Governor Support and Training
Providing advice and practical support to governors, headteachers and clerks to governing boards
The Governor Services Team provides advice and practical support to governors, headteachers and clerks to governing boards of maintained schools and academies in Lambeth as well as to parents and others seeking information about school governance.
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London Governors' Newsletter - Spring 2019 Half Term Update
01 Mar
The London Governors' Newsletter has been commissioned by London Coordinators of Governor Services (LCOGS) to provide our governors with a summary of recent national developments. The Spring 2019 Half Term Update is now available to download and includes information about: New Ofsted Inspection Framework - the new inspection framework is due to come into effect in September 2019. Academy Updates Assessment Resources News in Brief I hope you find it informative and useful.
Modern Governor - Online Professional Development for School Governors and Academy Trustees 2019/20
22 Feb
Modern Governor’s catalogue of e-learning modules offers professional development for members of school governing boards and academy trust boards, including clerks and headteachers. The constantly-expanding catalogue of modules provides governors with accessible pieces of learning designed to work on smartphones and tablets as well as ‘traditional’ computers. The free Modern Governor mobile app provides additional support for governors through its offline, cross-referenced glossary of educational terms and is available to governors whether or not they are subscribers. Schools and academies can subscribe to the Modern Governor service through the Lambeth Governor Support Service SLA at the discounted rate of £129 per governing board (compared to the £349 standard rate), effective from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, or part thereof. Any subscriptions taken out after the 1st of April 2019 run until the end of March 2020 and prices are subject to VAT. To sign up, please ask your school/academy to purchase Modern Governor on www.lambethschoolservices.co.uk. For further information, please see attached flyer setting out the overall offer; the current course catalogue and information about the free Modern Governor Mobile App etc or visit https://www.moderngovernor.com/.
National Governance Association Standard and GOLD Membership 2019/20
22 Feb
For 2019/20, discounted membership of the National Governance Association can again be purchased via www.lambethschoolservices.co.uk. The prices are: £90 for standard membership (£95 if schools purchase direct) and £240 for gold membership (£270 if purchased direct). Benefits are as follows: The following are the benefits for our two levels of membership:- GOLD membership The whole board will be able to access a broad range of benefits to support them in their governing role, saving time and money and helping the board develop professional governance. As part of GOLD governing board membership, the governing board will receive access to expert confidential, independent legal and procedural advice. Our highly experienced advice team is available to deal with any queries you may have, big or small. We provide advice on: governance roles and responsibilities; admissions; exclusions; staffing and disciplinary issues; constitution of the board; conflicts of interest; multi academy trusts, and education law. CASE STUDIES: Read examples of our latest advice case studies to find out more about the service: https://www.nga.org.uk/Services/GOLDline-The-NGA-Advice-service/GOLDline-case-studies.aspx. - NGA’s GOLDline Advice Service is supported by leading education law firm Browne Jacobson. - copies of Governing Matters magazine, published six times a year, to the home of every governor - a weekly e-newsletter during term time featuring the latest education news and policy updates - access to members’ only content in our online guidance centre containing a wealth of governance resources - a free Chair’s Handbook, complimentary copies of Welcome to Governance for all new governors, and discounts on additional guides* - three free places at NGA member events and conferences Standard membership Governing boards will be able to access a range of benefits to support them in their governing role, save time and money and helping the board develop professional governance. The governing board will receive: - copies of Governing Matters magazine, published six times a year, to the home of three governors and to the school - a weekly e-newsletter during term time featuring the latest education news and policy updates - access to members’ only content in our online guidance centre containing a wealth of governance resources. - NGA guides available at a discounted price. Bulk discounts are available on large orders - please contact us to find out more. - a free place at NGA member events and conferences To sign up, please ask your school/academy to purchase the relevant option - standard or GOLD membership - on www.lambethschoolservices.co.uk. Further information about the various membership types and benefits can be found here: https://www.nga.org.uk/Services/Membership.aspx and here: https://www.nga.org.uk/Membership/Membership-types.aspx.