New government drive to improve standards of school governance

Press Release from Department for Education

School governors will in future only be appointed if they have the skills and experience to drive school improvement, under plans announced by the government today.  As part of the Department for Education’s commitment to a more professional standard of school governance, governing bodies will be expected to act more like corporate boards, and only appoint people with the skills to help their schools succeed.

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New government drive to improve standards of school governance

SGOSS – Governors for Schools was a 6 month pilot set up in 1999 by the Department for Education and are still going strong.  They offer free services to volunteers, schools and employers.  Advertised as school governor recruitment experts, their vision is for every school in England to have a diverse and effective governing body driving school improvement.

They may be able to help your school? Visit SGOSS

Sally Tippett

Sally was previously and ICT advisor for Staffordshire LA with responsibility for Emerging Technologies, ICT in Literacy, iPads and liaison with the managed services team. She is a highly experienced educator, having worked across the Key Stages in primary school and as a specialist teacher in an EBD school. Sally has written the Primary Computing Framework and works with many schools implementing the new curriculum and embedding mobile technologies.

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