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GOVERNORS’ NEWSLETTER Issue No.75

Spring Term 2014

Pupil Premium funding update December 2013 David Laws (Minister of State for Schools) has confirmed the Pupil Premium final allocations for the 2013 to 2014 financial year and Pupil Premium allocations for the 2014 to 2015 financial year. Final Pupil Premium allocations for the 2013 to 2014 financial year Primary schools will be provided with an extra £53 to the end of the financial year for every primary pupil who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’). This is on top of the £900 primary schools currently receive for each of their FSM ‘Ever 6’ pupils. Primary schools will be able to use this additional funding to further raise pupil attainment. Secondary FSM ‘Ever 6’ and looked after children will continue to attract a premium of £900 and service children attract a premium of £300. Pupil Premium allocations for the 2014 to 2015 financial year In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the total Pupil Premium budget will increase from £1.875 billion to £2.5 billion. This rise in funding will enable the government to increase substantially the funding per pupil for primary school pupils, allowing schools to intervene early, where the impact is greatest. From next year, primary FSM ‘Ever 6’ pupils will attract £1300 which will help primary schools raise attainment and ensure that every child is ready for the move to secondary school.

Secondary FSM ‘Ever 6’ pupils will be allocated £935. In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the Pupil Premium Plus for looked after children will have more than doubled, from £900 in 2013-14 to £1900 per pupil. Eligibility is to be extended to include those who have been looked after for one day or more, as compared with the 6 months in care currently required. For the first time, children who have been adopted from care or leave care under a special guardianship or residence order will be included. This change recognises that the needs of those children who leave care do not change overnight. Schools will receive £1900 for each eligible pupil adopted from care who has been registered on the school census and the additional funding will enable schools to offer pastoral care as well as raising pupil attainment. Children with parents in the armed forces will continue to be supported through the service child premium. In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the service child premium will be set at £300 per pupil. The government is continuing to expand the protection for pupils previously attracting the service child premium since its introduction in April 2011 whose parents are no longer in the armed forces or where parents have divorced. Schools will continue to be funded in respect of children of parents who were killed in action.  

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Inside Inspection of local authority arrangements for supporting school improvement Proposed changes to the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Governor Allowances and Expenses The Wakefield Schools Forum Wakefield Regional Partnership for Initial Teacher Training (WRPITT)


Inspection of Local Authority Arrangements for Supporting School Improvement Wakefield LA was inspected by Ofsted in November 2013. This follows Ofsted’s introduction of local authority inspections for their arrangements for supporting school improvement earlier in the year. The LA accepts Ofsted’s judgment that aspects of provision in the district are ‘ineffective’ particularly in relation to the proportion of schools that are good or better and the proportion of pupils attending good or better schools. John Wilson, Corporate Director for Children and Young People, said: We accept the findings of the OFSTED inspection of our arrangements for supporting school improvement and we are working with our partners to produce an action plan within the 30 days required by OFSTED. We recognise that we could do better. The Council is for the children and young people of this district, which is why education is a key priority. Our monitoring and intervention work is successful and our schools are improving, especially at secondary level with 66% of 16-year-olds passing 5 A*-C GCSEs, including English and mathematics, last summer. In its annual report for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, published in December, OFSTED itself recognises that ‘in Wakefield a series of actions to challenge underperforming schools are in place. We have been working with schools and academies to provide both challenge and support to increase the proportion of children who attend a good or outstanding school. To achieve this, over the last year we have established four focused programmes to improve writing, reading and mathematics at Key Stage 2, improve the proportion of good or better schools, narrow the attainment gap and improve governance.

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We are determined to continue our schools’ support and improvement programme and we will use the findings of this OFSTED report to inform our action planning and ensure that children and young people in Wakefield are given the best start in life that we and our partners can provide. There were positives identified by inspectors, too. Ofsted stated: Wakefield and its partners have some clear areas of strength. These include: • reducing the proportion of young people who are not in education, employment or training • •

increasing the numbers continuing in education beyond the age of 16 the good quality of outcome data which schools receive

• the improving level of support and challenge provided for governors. The strengths outlined in the report included the support for school governance: Governor support has been part of the school improvement service since 2011. This support is well deployed to schools: conferences and courses are well-coordinated. The Governor Services Team has also begun external reviews of Governing Bodies.

This programme started in February 2013 and so far over 30 reviews have been undertaken which have been well received by governors. The LA and its partners continue to work towards more effective partnerships for school to school support and in ensuring all stakeholders understand their roles and responsibilities in such a system. The LA will consult with representative Headteachers and Governors to develop the post-Ofsted action plan. Ofsted are likely to return to monitor progress in the autumn of 2014.


Proposed changes to the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 The Department for Education (DfE) has proposed changes to the regulations and guidance that govern the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools and federations of maintained schools in England. The DfE is currently consulting on the proposed changes. The consultation was launched on 13 January 2014, and closed on 14 March 2014. The DfE’s intention is to lay amendments to regulations in the spring of 2014 to come into force on 1 September 2014. The DfE has stated that the overall purpose of the proposed changes is to: •

simplify the overall legislative framework by ensuring that there is a single consistent approach across all maintained schools; and

to understand data or finances as well as general capabilities such as the capacity and willingness to learn. Surplus Governors A school may have more Governors in a particular category than is provided for in its current Instrument of Government. This situation could arise if a Governing Body has decided to reconstitute and reduce in size but sufficient resignations are not forthcoming for the remaining members to fit within the new structure. If this circumstance arises, the current regulation 15 requires at present that Governors must cease to hold office on the basis of their juniority.

The Education Select Committee has recommended, and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools has • enable more effective governance by agreed, that the current ‘juniority principal’ ensuring that the primary consideration for removing Surplus Governors is in decisions about the constitution and unhelpful. The DfE believes that the current membership of governing bodies is the regulation 15 is unnecessarily prescriptive skills that they require to be effective. and should be amended to provide greater New skills-based eligibility criteria for local discretion to identify which existing Governors should continue to hold office, appointed Governors on the basis of skills. The DfE thinks that anyone appointed to The DfE proposes that any surplus in the the Governing Body should have the skills number of Foundation Governors should to contribute to effective governance and be resolved by the person responsible the success of the school. The DfE is for appointing Foundation Governors. The proposing to bring the eligibility criteria of all categories of appointed Governor in line DfE proposes that the Governing Body with the current skills-focused definition of should be responsible for resolving any surplus in any other category of Governor. Co-opted Governors. It is proposed that there should be a The DfE proposes to change the 2012 separate vote of the Governing Body on Constitution Regulations to require that each category in which there is a surplus. any newly appointed Governor has Through an amendment to the School in the opinion of the person making Governance (Roles, Procedures and the appointment ‘the skills required to Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, contribute to the effective governance this vote would need to be specified as an and success of the school’. This could item on the agenda issued seven days in include specific skills such as an ability advance of the meeting. The DfE thinks

that Governors should not be permitted to vote on their own category; and that Governors declared surplus should not cease to hold office until votes are cast on all categories in which there is a surplus. Transition from 2007 Regulations Regulation 4 of the 2012 Constitution Regulations currently provides for the 2007 Constitution Regulations to continue to apply to a Governing Body constituted under an Instrument of Government that takes effect before 1st September 2012, unless it chooses to reconstitute under the 2012 Constitution Regulations. The DfE proposes to amend regulations to require all Governing Bodies to be constituted under the 2012 Constitution Regulations by September 2015. The DfE thinks this will provide a helpful stimulus for Governing Bodies to review and evaluate their effectiveness and ensure their constitution and membership is fit for purpose. In due course, the DfE intends to also amend The School Governance (New Schools) (England) Regulations 2007 so that the temporary Governing Bodies of all new maintained schools will be constituted according to a model akin to the 2012 Constitution Regulations, rather than the 2007 Constitution Regulations as at present. The DfE’s intention is to make this change by September 2015 - the date by which it is proposed that all Governing Bodies must be constituted according to the 2012 Constitution Regulations.

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Early Years Foundation Stage Profile The first set of national data for the new Early Years Foundation Stage Profile was published in October 2013. The national good level of development for children attaining at least the expected level in Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy and Mathematics was 52%. Wakefield’s good level of development in 2013 of 57% was 5 % higher than the national figure. The spring term EYFS moderation network meetings which were held on 25th, 26th, 27th February, 3rd, 5th and 6th March focused on quality assuring data and moderating Mathematics and Communication and Language. Continued moderation and robust quality assurance will support accuracy of assessment outcomes. Schools have a responsibility to ensure that practitioners completing the EYFS Profile participate in both inschool and cross-school agreement trialling sessions and engage with local authority moderation. Transition training was held on 3rd and 10th February for Year 1 teachers. This series of training events will culminate in a joint meeting for Year 1 and Reception Class teachers on 2nd July. These sessions will enable Year 1 teachers to understand EYFS Profile data and facilitate a smooth transition for children transferring from the Early Years Foundation Stage into Year 1 in September 2014. Schools will be notified by the end of the spring term if they are to receive a visit from a local authority moderator. A half day meeting will be held on 28th March 2014 for schools who will be receiving a moderation visit. All Early Learning Goals will be moderated during the moderation visit. For further information please contact: Janet Mitchell, EYFS Profile Moderation Manager janetmitchell@wakefield.gov.uk Tel: 01977 721508

Governor Allowances and Expenses Governors give their time generously for the benefit of schools and academies. The DfE considers that governors should not be out of pocket and should be able to claim allowances for legitimate expenses incurred in carrying out their duties. So that every governor (including Associate Members) is able to play his or her full part on the Governing Body, School Governor Services recommends that a Governors’ Allowances Policy should be agreed. Allowances paid should relate to actual costs incurred, apart from mileage costs where any payment should not exceed authorised Inland Revenue mileage allowances (the HM Revenue and Collection website provides information on current Inland Revenue

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mileage rates for private use of cars - www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/ travel). However, attendance allowance and payments for loss of earnings may not be paid. It is a statutory requirement for Governing Bodies of maintained schools to have a policy for paying allowances to governors. School Governor Services would also recommend that it would be good practice for academies to agree a policy. To support Governing Bodies, School Governor Services has developed a model Governors’ Allowances Policy (including a model claim form). You can find this on the Governors’ VLE (wakefield.itslearning.com) or contact your Governor Support Officer to request a copy.


Ofsted Have Launched a New Parent View Toolkit

Parent View is an online questionnaire launched by Ofsted in October 2011. It allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the school year. The questionnaire also allows parents to give their views to Ofsted Inspectors about their child’s school at the time of a school inspection. The questionnaire can be accessed directly at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk or from the home page of Ofsted’s website www.ofsted.gov.uk. Ofsted have now launched a Parent View Toolkit which can be accessed at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/ parent-view-toolkit-for-schools. The Toolkit explains key facts about Parent View and contains materials that can be adapted and used by schools to raise awareness of Parent View with parents and carers. These include: draft text for school websites and newsletters, draft text for letters to parents and useful links and images. According to Ofsted, the majority of schools have found that, where they have actively communicated with parents, their results on Parent View have been overwhelmingly positive. This is a must have resource for those schools trying to improve the way in which they engage and communicate with parents and carers. The Toolkit and associated links can also be found on the Governors’ Area of the VLE.

Review of School Improvement Service A review of the School Improvement Service, to support the local authority to further develop its ways of working in the context of a greater national focus on effective partnership for school-toschool support, has been initiated. This review has been planned over the last twelve months and, in December 2013, Navigate were commissioned to carry out the meetings with stakeholders to inform their proposals. As part of the process, Navigate will be seeking to consult with a representative group of Governors and Headteachers to seek their views on the models available. The final proposal will be prepared in April 2014 alongside Navigate’s recommendations and implementation timeline. Stakeholder’s wishing to share their views can contact Daryl Agnew, consultant at Navigate, via email: daryl.agnew@navigategroup.co.uk

Your Governing Body Meeting Agenda As you will be aware, School Governor Services changed the format of draft agendas for meetings of the Governing Body at the start of the academic year. This has seen agenda items split into the following categories:

• Procedural items; • School Improvement items; • Local Authority items (where applicable); and • General items You may have noticed under the “School Improvement Items” category that School Governor Services have included some suggested agenda items which you may want to discuss within your meetings. These suggested agenda items will ensure that they are raised at the appropriate time of the school year (and are in line with the Governing Body Annual Planner document produced by School Governor Services, which is available to download on the Governors’ VLE. However, it is not mandatory for them to appear on your meeting agenda. It may well be that these items are covered in the Headteacher’s Report or at committee level and do not need to be raised as a separate agenda item. Feedback about the revised agenda format has been extremely positive. Governors feel that they are now able to focus on and dedicate more time to the most important school improvement focussed items on the agenda and are spending less time getting bogged down on issues of a lesser importance. However, it is important that the agenda for the meeting should meet the requirements of your Governing Body and therefore if the suggested items put forward by School Governor Services do not do this then the Headteacher and/or Chair can contact the Governor Support Officer to ask for them to be removed.

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Ofsted Subsidiary Guidance Update: January 2014 Ofsted has recently updated its subsidiary guidance for inspectors of maintained schools and academies. Whilst the majority of the information contained within the guidance remains unchanged, this article will help Governors understand what inspectors are looking for, in terms of leadership and management of the school/academy, when they are judging governance. Inspectors must evaluate the extent to which Governors both challenge and support the school and hold senior staff, including the Headteacher, to account for the achievement of pupils. They are encouraged to meet with as many Governors during an inspection as is possible, and should determine how well the Governing Body evaluates the performance of the school/ academy, particularly in terms of: pupil progress; the leadership of teaching; the management of staff; and the difference made by initiatives such as the pupil premium, the Year 7 catch-up premium, or the new primary school sport funding. Inspectors should consider whether Governors: • carry out their statutory duties; • understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school/ academy, including the quality of teaching; • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; • understand and take sufficient account of pupil data, particularly their understanding and use of the school data dashboard; • are aware of the impact of teaching on learning and progress in different subjects and year groups; • are challenging and supporting leadership in equal measure; • are providing support for an effective Headteacher, or whether they are hindering school improvement by failing to tackle key concerns; • are transparent and accountable, including in terms of governance structures, attendance at meetings, and contact with parents and carers; • understand how the school/academy makes decisions about teachers’ salary progression; • performance manage the Headteacher rigorously; and • are failing to perform well and contributing to weaknesses in leadership and management.

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Schools/Academies judged as ‘requires improvement’ Where governance is ineffective in a school/academy judged as ‘requires improvement’ and is graded three for leadership and management, inspectors should include an external review of governance in their recommendations for improvement. The January 2014 subsidiary guidance states that ‘Where the inspection report identifies specific issues regarding the provision for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium, inspectors should also recommend an external review on the school’s use of the Pupil Premium. Even where leadership and management is judged to be good, inspectors should use their professional judgement to determine whether a recommendation for an external review of the school’s use of the Pupil Premium would benefit the school’. This is a move away from the previous subsidiary guidance (of September 2013) which recommended that ‘An external review of governance, to include a specific focus on the school’s use of the pupil premium, should be undertaken in order to assess how this aspect of leadership and governance may be improved’. Schools/Academies placed in categories of concern Where leadership and management is found to be inadequate and governance is weak or failing, the lead inspector will write, by means of an email, to the responsible authority (for example, the local authority, an academy organisation, the DfE, or a diocese) to draw the issue to their attention (and will include a copy of the report). In such cases, inspectors must include a statement that Ofsted has made recommendations for action on governance to the authority responsible for the school/academy, under the section of the report ‘What the school should do to improve further’. When writing to the responsible authority, the recommendations for actions will normally also include an external review of governance and may also include an external review of the school’s/academy’s use of the Pupil Premium. The review’s impact will be assessed and reported upon by inspectors conducting subsequent monitoring visits and the next section 5 inspection. The full subsidiary guidance document can be found on the Governors’ area of the VLE or downloaded directly from: http:// www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/subsidiary-guidancesupporting-inspection-of-maintained-schools-andacademies


School Attendance Matters The Education Welfare Service (EWS) works in partnership with schools, families and other agencies to ensure best outcomes for children and young people.

it is important that Governors are NOT condoning absence by authorising term-time holidays and are actually seen to be discouraging such practice.

Schools need to be proactive in tackling absence and need to consider ways of reducing overall absence and Governing Bodies need to be part of that challenge.

Nationally, regionally and locally there is a need to tackle this issue. A number of schools within the Wakefield district are already attempting to do so, and the EWS supports them in this by issuing FPN. These schools are beginning to see a reduction in requests for termtime holidays. Fixed Penalty fines of £60 per parent/per child are seen by the Government to have a deterrent value. Unpaid FPN are referred to Wakefield Magistrates Court, and often result not only in increased fines and costs, but also a criminal conviction.

Within the Autumn term a two week holiday means that a pupil with otherwise full attendance will not achieve attendance higher than 87%. One week’s illness will reduce this further to 81%. With this in mind, and Wakefield’s position regionally and nationally, the LA recommends that schools not only adopt a zero tolerance approach to the authorisation of term-time holidays, but consider issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) for unauthorised holidays absence. Where attendance is recognised as an issue, either by OFSTED or the LA

Government research shows that attendance and achievement are closely linked - absence of 17 days over a school year can lead to a drop of one grade at SATs and GCSE level.

The Integris analysis tool is able to show the number of sessions lost to term-time holidays. As a Governor it is important to be aware of this level of absence and to ascertain what interventions the school has in place to challenge it. The way in which the curriculum is taught means that children who miss two weeks’ learning may not be able to “catch up”. Term-time absence is also disruptive to teaching and learning if children miss successive lessons. There is no doubt that children benefit from a holiday, but there are 175 nonschool days a year in which they can do so. Children do not have a right to a term-time holiday, but they do have a right to an education. Barbara Hughes Education Welfare Team Manager Schools & Lifelong Learning bcowell@wakefield.gov.uk

Since 2010/11 there has been a 44% decrease in authorised holiday coded absence.

Year Missed sessions % decrease

2010/11 31803

2011/12 23042 28%

2012/13 17896 44%

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Dfe Publishes Updated School Behaviour Advice and Guidance (February 2014) On 3 February 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) published updated advice for headteachers and school staff on school behaviour. The advice: • Provides guidance on developing a school behaviour policy. • Summarises the law on teachers’ powers to discipline pupils both on and off school premises. • Provides guidance on sanctions for poor behaviour including the use of detentions. •

Provides advice on powers to confiscate dangerous items and to use reasonable force to prevent pupils from committing an offence, injuring themselves or others, and to maintain good order and discipline.

The guide will be reviewed in December 2014.

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Wakefield Regional Partnership for Initial Teacher Training (WRPITT) • • •

The 62 trainees in the current School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) cohort are progressing well and are on track to meet the Teachers’ Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by the end of the programme in July. From the start of the Spring Term until February half term the trainees are undertaking their second school and cross phase placements before returning to their lead schools after the February half term break. The partnership strategic board would like to thank all schools and academies for their support for the trainees in their placements. The confirmed allocation of teacher training places for the academic year 2014-15 is as follows:

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30 primary - 22 Provider ITT, 3 School Direct salaried, 5 School Direct tuition fee 41 secondary - 21 Provider ITT, 12 School Direct salaried, 8 School Direct tuition fee. All applications for initial teacher training now have to be submitted via the new UCAS Teacher Training application portal which opened on 21st November 2013. The recruitment process for 2014-15 is now well underway. The partnership strategic board would like to reiterate its sincere thanks to all schools and academies which have committed personnel and venues for the shortlisting and interview process. Dates are scheduled for the remainder of this academic year. Recruitment events were organised in Spring Term 2014

• Graham Thomas, Vice Principal at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy, has been appointed as a secondary Specialist Skills Tutor (SST). He will take over from Sue Higgins, Assistant Head at the King’s School, who, after several successful years in her post as SST, is stepping down from this role with the partnership. However, Sue will remain heavily involved in the WRPITT programme as the ITT lead at the King’s School which will be the lead school for School Direct 2014-15. The strategic board would like to express its thanks to Sue for her unswerving support for, and major contribution to the success of the programme, including two outstanding Ofsted judgements, during her time in post. • For further details of the WRPITT programme and relevant links visit. www.wakefield.gov.uk/education/ teachinginWakefield/wrpitt

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The Wakefield Schools Forum What is the Wakefield Schools Forum? The Wakefield Schools Forum is made up of representatives from schools and academies, with some representation from other non-school organisations, such as 14-19 education providers. The Schools Forum acts as a consultative body on some issues and a decision making body on others. The forum acts in a consultative role for: • Changes to the local funding formula. (The local authority is responsible for the final decision, although in some cases it may delegate the decision-making power to the Schools Forum) • Proposed changes to the operation of the minimum funding guarantee • Changes to legislation or new funding arrangements affecting schools where local discretion is available(e.g. free school meals) • Arrangements for pupils with special educational needs, in pupil referral units and in early years provision

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The forum is responsible for decisions on: • Approval of centrally retained funding within the Dedicated Schools Grant (e.g. for the Admissions Service). The DSG reforms have stipulated that centrally retained funding per service cannot be increased. • Approval of de-delegate funding from maintained primary and secondary schools (e.g. behaviour support) following consultation with schools. • Approval of the formula factors eg Pupil Growth Fund. • Changes to the scheme of financial management

Who sits on the Wakefield Schools Forum? In Wakefield, school and academy representatives on the Schools Forum are roughly proportionate to the number of pupils in each sector. Schools and academies can expect to have their views canvassed and receive feedback from their representatives, who have a responsibility to act in the interest of their peer group rather than the interests of their own school. The constitution may be viewed on the Council’s website at: https://mg.wakefield.gov.uk

When does the Wakefield Schools Forum meet? The Wakefield Schools Forum generally meets bi-monthly. Meetings are held on a Thursday from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm. The dates and venues for meetings up to the end of the Summer Term 2014 have been agreed, as follows: Thursday, 15 May 2014 Woolley Hall, Wakefield Thursday, 10 July 2014 County Hall, Wakefield

Can I see the agenda and minutes of meetings of the Wakefield Schools Forum? The Local Authority is required to publish the agenda and minutes of meetings of the Schools Forum. The meetings are open to members of the public, although they do not have a right to speak unless the Chair invites them to do so. The agenda and minutes may be accessed on the Council’s website at: https://mg.wakefield.gov.uk Future Governor Newsletters will include a reminder of the website address and dates, times and venues for meetings. Any queries or questions relating to the Schools Forum should be directed to Wakefield Council, Group Finance Manager (Children & Young People), Wakefield One, Wakefield.


School Holiday Dates The School Term and Holiday Dates up until the academic year 2016/17 were recently agreed by Cabinet and can now be found on the Wakefield Website at: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/ Education/Schools/TermDates/default. htm In addition, please note that the 2013/2014 school calendar has been updated to reflect the letter that went to schools on 20 September 2013 which confirmed that European and Local Parliamentary Elections will take place on 22 May 2014 and replace the dates previously set.

Kingswood Services Kingswood Services, the Council’s in-house school meals and building cleaning service provides these services to most of the primary schools in Wakefield district. If you would like to be kept up-to-date on developments to your catering or cleaning service, please contact Kingswood at kingswooddelivers@wakefield.gov.uk or on 01924 305521 with your contact details (name, email address, etc).

Wakefield Association of School Governors (WASG) and Schools Forum For those who are not aware, Peter Glover has retired as Chair of the Wakefield Association of School Governors and the Wakefield Schools Forum. School Governor Services and the Local Authority would like to take this this opportunity to sincerely thank Peter formally for his many years’ service to these groups. Peter has been instrumental in developing the work of the Wakefield Association of School Governors and has been passionate and pro-active in supporting Governors in developing governance across the Wakefield District. Peter has chaired the Schools Forum for many years and has committed a great deal of time, hard work and effort to this role. He will be sadly missed by both groups. I am sure you would like to join us in sending our best wishes to Peter for a well-deserved retirement.

School Governors Survey School Governor Services would like your feedback on the services we provide. We have produced a short online survey and would appreciate you taking the time to follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ governor-survey and leave your

comments. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and the data collected will be analysed and cuts of the data reported in the Summer Term newsletter. Thank you, Andy Hoole Project Officer, Governor Engagement.

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Day

Date

Time

Title

Tuesday

06/05/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Modern Foreign Languages County Hall (MFL): Update on statutory requirements in the primary phase

Thursday

08/05/2014

6.00-7.00pm

Monitoring Schedule and Classroom Visits

The Chesneys Centre

Monday

12/05/2014

6:30-8.30pm

New Governors Part 1

Ossett Academy

Wednesday

14/05/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Training Link Governors' Meeting

Elizabethan Gallery

Wednesday

21/05/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Governors statutory responsibility for Looked After Children (LAC)

County Hall

Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Monday

02/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

New Governors Part 2

Ossett Academy

Tuesday

03/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

New Technology in the Classroom

The Chesneys Centre

Tuesday

10/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Behaviour Support Service: The Chesneys Managing Behaviour Centre

Thursday

12/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Ofsted Inspection Framework and Self Evaluation

The Chesneys Centre

Monday

16/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Chairing the Governing Body Part 1

The Chesneys Centre

Tuesday

17/06/2014

6.00-8.00pm

Self-evaluating and improvement planning: Developing the governing body

Elizabethan Gallery

Monday

23/06/2014

6.00-8.30pm

Performance Related Pay Workshop

Wakefield College

Tuesday

24/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Health and Safety Matters

The Chesneys Centre

Tuesday

24/06/2014

4.00-6.00pm

LA Governor Briefing

Elizabethan Gallery

Wednesday

25/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Parental voice workshop

The Chesneys Centre

Thursday

26/06/2014

10.00-3.00pm

New Governors Full day induction

The Chesneys Centre

Monday

30/06/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Chairing the Governing Body Part 2

The Chesneys Centre

Wednesday

02/07/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Effective Resources Committee

Elizabethan Gallery

Monday

07/07/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Safeguarding

Hemsworth Art and Community College

Wednesday

09/07/2014

6:30-8.30pm

Effective Standards Committee

Elizabethan Gallery

Thursday

10/07/2014

6:00-7.00pm

Monitoring Schedule and Classroom Visits

Elizabethan Gallery

Wednesday

15/07/2014

9.00-4.45pm

Safer Recruitment

The Chesney's Centre

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