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Termly Governor Bulletin ESSENTIAL READING FOR CHAIRS, HEADS AND CLERKS

In your Term 6 2013 Bulletin…No. 85 ACTION ITEMS (items and appendices on PINK paper) Item 1. 2. 3.

Title Performance Related Pay for Teachers Children in Care: Annual Report to Governing Body Policies and Documents Review Timetable

Action by date September 2013

Attention Chair of Staffing/ Head

Annual Report

Children in care Governor

On-going

Chair/Clerk

CONSULTATION ITEMS (items and appendices on GREEN paper) Item 4.

Title Keeping Children Safe in Education; Consultation

Action by date

Attention

20 June 2013

Safeguarding Governor

Title DFE Governor Handbook replaces Guide to the Law Governor’s annual report to parents (maintained nursery schools) no longer required. Disclosure and Barring Scheme; Update Proposed Changes to Governing Body procedures

Attention All governors Nursery School Chair /Head/Clerk Chair of Staffing/Clerk Chair/Clerk

INFORMATION & GUIDANCE ITEMS (items and appendices on YELLOW paper) Item 5. 6. 7. 8.

TRAINING AND CONFERENCE ITEMS (items and appendices on BLUE paper) Item 9.

Title Strategic Briefings

Attention All Governors

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Governors Training: Are your Governors keeping up to Date?

All Governors

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Support Networks for Governors Training and Development Opportunity for Chairs and Aspiring Chairs

All Governors Chairs and Aspiring Chairs

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INDEX OF KEY ITEMS IN GDS PUBLICATIONS; SEE BACK PAGES NB. Please could clerks ensure that those governors mentioned as the target audience, for example finance committee members, health and safety governor, receive a copy of that item.

Governor Development Service Bristol Education Centre, Sheridan Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0PU Tel: 0117 903 1396 Email: gds@bristol.gov.uk THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT: Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/governors

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NEED TO ACCESS SOMETHING ON THE CYPS INTRANET? Wherever possible, we ensure that CYPS documents etc. referred to in this Bulletin are available on the Bristol City Council internet site. However, occasionally this is not appropriate and documents are only available on the BCC intranet site. At present it is not possible for governors to be given access to the intranet, but we are hoping this can be arranged for the future. In the meantime, please contact GDS if you are unable to find the document you need and we will track it down and email it to you. OTHER CYPS NEWSLETTERS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN; In our Bulletin we endeavour to bring together all the information governors need from a range of sources within Children and Young Peoples Services. However other teams also produce regular Newsletter which might be of interest to you. They can be found on the CYPS website. Links to back issues are given below; • Human Resources http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/hr • Education of Children In Care http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/news-events-and-training • Special Educational Needs http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/senco-newsletters

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ACTION ITEMS Attn: Chair of Staffing, Chair of Finance, Head 1. Performance Related Pay for Teachers Teachers’ pay in maintained schools and some academies is governed by the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STP&CD), which is a statutory document produced annually. Over the past decade or so there has been a move towards the introduction of Performance Related Pay (PRP). Currently teachers are appointed on a main pay scale of six spinal column points and normally progress up the scale every September. There is the opportunity to move to an upper pay scale (three further points) once time has been served on the main scale, and following acceptable performance management reviews. Headteachers and deputies are appointed on to a leadership scale and for many years their progression has been subject to a review of objectives which have previously been set by the governing body. Progression is not automatic, but can be up to two points at a time. September 2013 will be the last time that annual pay increments are awarded to teachers based on their length of service. In the future all decisions about teachers’ pay progression will be linked to performance, with their first annual PRP increases being made in September 2014. The revised arrangements are intended to provide greater flexibility for schools to develop pay policies that are tailored to their particular needs. So each school will have its own unique pay policy. It is believed that it will enable schools to recognise and reward a teacher’s performance through an increase in pay and can act as an incentive for continuous improvement. What Schools will need to do Schools will need to review their pay policies to set out how appraisal outcomes are linked to pay decisions, particularly as the new document allows schools to increase one teacher’s pay at a faster rate then another’s. The policy should also address how pay will be determined when teachers are absent for any reason, for example on maternity or long-term sick leave. The council’s model appraisal procedure currently includes descriptors which were intended to be used to determine pay progression where it was appropriate. What the LA will do The LA will review its model Pay and Appraisal policies for schools to ensure that they are fit for purpose, although schools will have to exercise their discretion and tailor any policy to their own needs. At time of writing the LA model policy is being consulted on with the Trade Unions and HR are awaiting clarification from the DfE on several points regarding pay ranges 3


etc. It is anticipated that the model policies will be available to schools subscribing to Bristol TwS HR Services by the end of Term 6. Briefing Sessions on the new STP&CD were offered for headteachers and chairs of governors by TWS HR and Payroll. There is one date remaining; Wednesday 19 June

5.00-6.30 pm

Parkview, Hengrove

To book a place please contact TWS HR and Payroll team is 0117 3536644 or email tws.hremployeerelations@bristol.gov.uk. Contact: TWS HR and Payroll, 0117 3536644: tws.hremployeerelations@bristol.gov.uk. Attn: Children in Care Governor 2. Children in Care: Annual Report to Governing Body A reminder that there is a requirement for all maintained schools and academies to complete and return an annual report on Children in Care. An updated template report is attached at Appendix 1. Training on writing the annual report is available through the GDS training programme. Contact: Pippa John: 0117 92 24779 pippa.john@bristol.gov.uk Attn: Chair/Clerk 3. Policies and Documents Review Timetable As previously advised, the DFE now maintain an on-line list of policies and other documents maintained schools and academies are required to have by Law. The list can be found at http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/cuttingburdens/a00201669 /statutory-policies-for-schools Please find a Word document attached at Appendix 2 that you may find helpful as a starting point for a schedule and timetable recording the documents in place at your school. Contact: Governor Development Service, 0117 903 1396: GDS@bristol.gov.uk

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Appendix 1 Children in Care: Annual Report to Governing Body School:

Named Governor:

Designated Teacher:

Date:

All information in this report has been anonymised due to the need for confidentiality. REVIEW Areas for development last academic year

Outcomes

1. 2. 3. 4. Summary findings current academic year (add here your findings from pages 2 to 5) 1. 2. 3. 4.

PLAN Recommendations for action next academic year to improve outcomes for CiC. You may wish to add your own actions that would support the LA’s priorities for CiC outlined below. 1. Raise aspirations, accelerate progress, improve attainment and ensure access to accredited learning 2. Improve attendance and reduce exclusions 3. Strengthen leadership and governance for children in care (e.g. PEP quality, Pupil Premium impact) 4. Ensure CiC are able to access a wide range of extra-curricular activities 5. Training

• • • • • •

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General Information How many children in care at some stage during the past year and in which year groups? How many children are currently in care and in which year groups?

Attainment/Achievement How well are children in care progressing in the school compared to their peers in the same year group? Outline what additional support is in place to help specific children in care catch up with age related expectations Where young people are working at P levels - how is the school securing good progress What system is in place to ensure that robust targets are set which will close the gap between children in care and their peers? How many children in care are on the Gifted and Talented register?

Rewards and sanctions How do CiC sanction rates compare to peers?

How do CiC reward rates compare to peers?

Attendance How many children in care reached the persistent absence (85% attendance or below) threshold last year for any reason? What systems are in place to encourage improved levels of attendance amongst children in care? What is the level of CiC punctuality compared to peers?

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Exclusions Fixed Term Exclusions Child

Year Group

Number of FTE Incidents

Total Number of Days

Reason

A B C D Total No of Days: Comment on how this compares to peers. Permanent Exclusions Number of children in care permanently excluded and year groups. Reasons for exclusion. What additional behavioural support is in place to minimise the rate of exclusions amongst children in care? Out of School Hours Learning Numbers of children in care attending school based activities. What support is given to children to access what is on offer re out of school hours learning and is it successful? Are children in care involved in Aim Higher activities and those sponsored by business? What barriers prevent children from attending activities and what is being done to overcome this? Are children in care attending non school based activities?

Personal Education Plans Number of current PEPs in place. What is the school's internal process for ensuring the quality of PEPs to secure improved outcomes for children in care? What percentage of the school PEPs are judged to be good?

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Pupil Premium Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium: Pupil Year Amount Amount What on? group received spent

Measurable Impact (use progress measures where possible)

A B C D Policy Is there a policy in place for promoting and supporting the education of children in care? Does this include clear systems for reporting, and acting on, any concerns? When was it last reviewed? You may wish to comment here on key areas of this policy.

Communication with carers/social workers How do carers and social workers engage in supporting learning? What does the school do to encourage and support this? Staff Outline how other staff are kept informed of issues specific to children in care. External advice/support sought Comment. Areas for development What needs to be the focus for improvement in the next year specifically re provision for children in care?

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Title of last relevant training course

Date of last relevant training course

Named Governor: Designated Teacher: Please send a copy of this report to: Pippa John Headteacher, Children in Care U34, City Hall College Green Bristol BS1 5TR Or email to: pippa.john@bristol.gov.uk

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Appendix 2

Person / committee responsible for review

Links to this & related policies

See notes below†

Review Date

Policies and other documents that Governing Bodies of maintained schools are required to have by law (2013)

Review Frequency (*if set in law) Last Reviewed

(SCHOOL NAME) Policies and Documents Review Timetable

A. Statutory policies required by education legislation Capability of staff Charging and remissions policies School behaviour policy Sex education policy Special Educational Needs policy Teachers’ pay policy Teacher appraisal

Annual* Annual*

B. Statutory policies required by other legislation Data protection policy Two years* Health and Safety policy

C. Other statutory documents Accessibility plan Admissions arrangements (Applies to voluntary aided schools and foundation schools directly and to community and voluntary controlled schools if the local authority formally delegates the responsibility).

Behaviour principles written statement N.B. DfE consulting on removing this requirement Central record of recruitment and vetting checks Live document covering staff currently employed

Three years* Seven years*

Live*

Complaints procedure statement Freedom of Information publication scheme Governors’ allowances (scheme for paying expenses) Home-school agreements

N.B. Statutory requirement about to be removed Instrument of government Minutes of, and papers considered at, meetings of the governing body and its committees Premises management documents http://www.fedps.org.uk/compliance_monitoring.pdf sets out the responsibilities for employers and duty holders and review times.

Public Sector Equality Duty: a) Draw up equality objectives Public Sector Equality Duty: b) Publication of equality information

At next meeting * See link* Four years* Annual*

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Register of business interests of head teachers and governors

Register of pupils’ admission to school Register of pupils’ attendance. Staff discipline, conduct and grievance (procedures for addressing)

D. Documents referenced in statutory guidance

Links to this & related policies Reviewed by whom?

Review Date

Last Reviewed

Other policies/documents the governing body may consider necessary (These are examples only)

Review period

Child protection policy and procedures Annual* Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff 1. † This list is based on the statutory guidance issued by the DfE in April 2013 2. * Review Cycles: If not specified in law, the GB is free to decide when these policies & documents are to be reviewed, and by whom. There is no requirement by DfE for most policies to be reviewed annually.

Accidents – policy for reporting Asbestos Awareness policy Asset Management plan Attendance targets Bad weather / snow closure policy Bereavement policy Budget monitoring procedures Collective worship policy Community cohesion policy Computer Use Code of Practice (including E-safety) Curriculum policy Drug education policy Display Exclusion of pupils (if not inc. in behavior policy) Financial procedures policy First Aid policy Food policy – whole school Gifted and Talented pupils policy Governors’ code of conduct (Recommended for all GBs) Governors' visits to school policy Grievance procedure (LA model available and adopted by most schools) Homework policy Induction for new governors Leave of absence policy (pupils & staff) Learning outside the classroom policy Letting policy Looked after Children policy 11


Marketing Medicines: policy for the administration of Parental engagement Review of staffing structure Risk assessments (see H & S) Road safety: school travel plan School Council policy School security School Uniform policy School website Staff dress code Staff leave & absence Teaching and Learning Volunteers in school Whistle blowing policy (Expectation under SFVS)

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/cuttingburdens/a00201669/statutorypolicies-for-schools

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CONSULTATION ITEMS Attn: Safeguarding Governor/Head 4. Keeping Children Safe in Education; Consultation The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the Government’s proposals to reform safeguarding requirements and guidance in schools and further education colleges by: - issuing new safeguarding guidance to schools and further education colleges to replace the current Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education and - removing the regulation which makes it a requirement for at least one member of a recruitment panel in a school to have undertaken training in safer recruitment approved by the Secretary of State. Please follow the link below to read more and respond to the consultation https://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetail s&consultationId=1875&external=no&menu=1 Deadline for responses is 20 June 2013

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE ITEMS Attn: All Governors, Clerk/Head 5. DfE Governor Handbook replaces Guide to the Law The Department for Education (DfE) has released their new Governor Handbook. The Handbook is the successor to the Governors' Guide to the Law, which will not be updated. The Governors’ Handbook provides information about the role and legal duties of governing bodies in maintained schools and academies (including free schools). Section 1 of the Handbook outlines the core role and functions of school governing bodies. All governors should read this section. Sections 2 to 8 of the Handbook summarise all of the specific legal duties on governing bodies, providing a first point of reference for those with a specific area of interest. Further reading is signposted from within each section for those who would like more detailed information. Links are provided to relevant regulations, guidance and resources. The National Governors’ Association was particularly pleased to see the DfE confirm in the Handbook that: “While it may be helpful to see classes at work, governors are not inspectors and it is not their role to assess the quality or method of teaching. They are not school managers and should make sure they do not interfere in the day-to-day running of the school. Both are the role of the headteacher”. 13


The Handbook confirms that the government is encouraging governors to “focus on three core strategic functions: • • •

Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction; Holding headteachers to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.”

Governor Development Service recommends that all governors are asked to familiarise themselves with the new handbook. You can find the new Handbook on the DfE website at: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/governance/b00224781/govha ndbook Attn: Nursery School Chair /Head/Clerk 6. Governor’s Annual Report to Parents (maintained nursery schools) The following message has been posted on the DfE Website; ‘ Governor’s annual report to parents (maintained nursery schools) - It has come to light that the removal of the requirement for maintained schools to prepare a Governors’ Annual Report to Parents in The Education Act 2005, and Commencement Order No 1 to that Act, has resulted in an anomaly in the legislation. We can confirm that governing bodies of maintained nursery schools are no longer required to prepare a report’ Contact: Governor Development Service, 0117 903 1396: GDS@bristol.gov.uk Attn: Chair of Staffing/Head 7. Disclosure and Barring Scheme; Update Some old and minor offences removed from criminal record certificate Following a change in legislation, the DBS will be removing certain specified old and minor offences from criminal record certificates issued from 29 May 2013. The filtering rules, together with the list of offences that will never be filtered, are available from www.gov.uk/dbs. To ensure the law is followed correctly, schools are asked to bring the following change to the applicants attention when completing the form: Question e55 asks the applicant: 'have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence or received a caution, reprimand or warning?' Applicants should now ignore this question and instead treat this question as if they were being asked: 'do you have any unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings?'

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Updated DBS application forms will be provided in due course. New Update Service Available From 17 June 2013, anyone who applies for their next criminal record check can choose to subscribe to the Update Service for £13 per year (this is in addition to the usual cost of the check itself). This will allow them to keep their criminal record certificate up to date, so that they can take it with them from role to role, within the same workforce. Employers benefit because, provided an individual has subscribed to the Update Service, they can carry out free, instant online checks of an individual's certificate (with their consent), to check that it is up to date. When someone is subscribing to this service, you would only have to seek a new criminal record check if the system tells you something has changed. For this reason, it is recommended that schools encourage anyone who will benefit to join Update Service when they next apply for their criminal record check. New description of ‘Position Applied For’ From 17 June 2013 the Police will now use a broader definition of 'workforce' to assess the relevance of any information that they may consider for release, in place of the specific 'position applied for'. This means that the phrase ‘Child Workforce' should be entered on the form for any position that involves working/volunteering with children rather than the specific job role. DBS Certificates no longer sent to Employers Another important change to the DBS process is that a copy of the applicant's DBS certificate will no longer be sent to the Registered Body (Bristol City Council’s DBS Team in the case of School staff). It will only be sent to the applicant. For new checks after 17 June School’s will need to ask the applicant to show them their DBS certificate. This change in process is part of the Government's aim to put the individual in greater control of their own data. Individuals will now be able to challenge the information the DBS release, before it is seen by their current or prospective employer. Checks for Governors At the time of writing, we are awaiting confirmation of how these changes to the Disclosure and Barring Scheme introduced in May and June 2013 will affect checks required for governors. Keep a look out in the school’s online bulletin and the Bristol Governor’s Bulletin for further information. In the meantime, please continue with the usual process. More information about the new Update Service and these other changes is now available from the DBS website www.gov.uk/dbs. The Bristol DBS Team pages on The Source (Bristol City Council intranet) provide detailed information about the changes, in particular the new process for ensuring

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that a check is completed and the certificate is viewed by the school now that certificates are only issued to the employee. For enquiries about Disclosure and Barring Scheme for schools using the Bristol City Council DBS service contact; 0117 3521400 8. Proposed Changes to Governing Body procedures

Attn: Clerk/ Chair

Draft regulations are currently progressing through parliament to make a number of changes to governing body procedures for maintained schools. The changes are intended to simplify procedures and give maintained schools some of the increased flexibility already available to academies. It is anticipated that the main changes will be as follows: • • •

• •

The governing body will be able to agree to the use of telephone or video conferencing to enable governors to participate and vote in meetings. Regulations will no longer set out a minimum or maximum term of office for the chair and vice-chair. The proceedings of a governing body will no longer be invalidated by any person not having received written notice of the meeting or a copy of the agenda. A number of restrictions on a governing body delegating its functions will be removed. There are changes around how expenses are to be paid to governors and associate members

The draft regulations define, in reduced form, the roles of the governing body and headteacher as follows; • • •

The governing body must exercise its functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic role in the running of the school The governing body must have regard to advice from the clerk to the governing body in regards to the exercise of the governing body’s functions The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school

Guidance will be provided in the Autumn when the final regulations have been issued. Contact: Contact: Governor Development Service, 0117 9031396: GDS@bristol.gov.uk

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TRAINING AND CONFERENCE ITEMS 9. Strategic Briefings

Attn: All Governors

The Strategic Briefing for governors and headteachers for 2013/14 have been provisionally set for; • • •

Term 1 Term 3 Term 5

Wednesday 25 September 2013 Wednesday 22 January 2014 Tuesday 20 May 2014

All 6.00 to 8.00 pm at Hannah More Primary School. Agenda circulated to chairs and clerks in advance by email. Contact: Governor Development Service, 0117 903 1396: GDS@bristol.gov.uk Attn: All Governors 10. Governors Training: Are your Governors keeping up to Date? Our Annual Governor Training Programme for 2013/14 will be sent to all governors with the summer edition of the Bristol Governor Newsletter. The Programme will also be available shortly on our website at http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/trainingand-support. If we provide any new sessions in addition to the published programme we will advertise these through the Governors’ Bulletin and Newsletters. If you are not sure who has been on which course, we can provide a training report for your governing body on request. If you wish to discuss the possibility of arranging school based training for your governors please contact us. Contact: Governor Development Service, 0117 903 1396: GDS@bristol.gov.uk Attn: All Governors 11. Support Networks for Governors The Association of Bristol Governors provides an opportunity for governors from across Bristol to meet together to hear and discuss developments in education in our city and share good practice. The Association now has it’s own blog! To find out more go to abgovs.com All governors are welcome to attend Association of Bristol Governors meetings which usually take place three times a year. The dates for 2013/2014 will be published on the blog and in future Governor Bulletins and Newsletters.

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An additional meeting has been arranged for later this term to provide an opportunity for governors to meet Mayor George Ferguson (and vice versa!). The date is set for Wednesday 17 July, with a provisional start time of 6pm. Full details of the event will be confirmed shortly. Agendas are circulated to all governors on the ABG email list. If you would like to be added to the circulation list for communication from the Association please email bristolgovernors@gmail.com Contact: Adrian Smith: bristolgovernors@gmail.com Attn: Chairs and Aspiring Chairs 12. Training and Development Opportunity for Chairs and Aspiring Chairs Following our successful participation in the National College of School Leadership pilot of the new Development Programme for Chairs of Governors, we are very pleased to be working with SELT, Southern Educational Leadership Trust, to ensure this excellent development opportunity is available for Bristol chairs of governors, and anyone who aspires to the role of chair. Further details are set out on the attached flyer. You can also contact Louise Bale or Claire Foxwell in GDS to find out more. If you would like to speak to a current Bristol Chair who took part in the pilot in 2012 to hear about their experiences and how the programme has benefited them that can easily be arranged. Contact: Governor Development Service, 0117 903 1396: GDS@bristol.gov.uk

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Index of Key Items in GDS Publications Below is a quick reference guide to help you find key items that have appeared in The Bristol Governor newsletter and Termly and Monthly Governor Bulletins over the last two academic years. Subjects are listed alphabetically. Back issues of the Newsletter and Bulletin can be found on the GDS website at: http://www.bristol-cyps.org.uk/services/gds/gds.html. Subject Absences for Trivial Medical Reasons Academy Annual General Meetings Academy Clerking Academies Commission Report Academies Financial Handbook Academy Status; Information for Schools considering conversion Activities for All (Called 'Schools Out' in Bristol) ; An introduction to the Extended Services Disadvantage Subsidy Agency Worker Regulations Alcohol and Raffles Allegations against teachers and other staff Annual Safeguarding Audit Anti-Bullying Guidance Appeal Or Complaint Hearings Associate Members - A Reminder Attendance - Penalty Notices Back on Track in Bristol Black Bristolians Teaching Pack Behaviour Policy Capability and Performance Management Policies Careers Advice Careers Guidance Careers Guidance for Young People; Statutory Guidance Issued Casual Workers Chairs Emails Child Protection and Children in care Governor Checklists Changes to the Constitution of Governing Bodies

Publication Monthly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin Monthly Governor Bulletin Monthly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor

Issue Number & Date 51 - March 2008 39 – Autumn 2012 36 – Autumn 2011 40 – Spring 2013 82 – Term 3 2012 70 - Term 3 2011

65 - Term 4 2010 76 – Term 3 2012 60 - Term 6 2009 82 - Term 3 2012 81– Term 2 2012/13 24 - Autumn 2007 73 – Term 6 2011 50 - January 2008 51 - March 2008 66 - Term 5 2010 26 - Summer 2008 81– Term 2 2012/13 79 – Term 6 2012 40 – Spring 2013 38 – Summer 2012 78 – Term 5 2012 78 – Term 5 2012 35 – Summer 2011

Monthly Governor Bulletin

55 - October 2008

The Bristol Governor

38 – Summer 2012

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Changes to Occupational Health & Counselling

Termly Governor Bulletin

79 – Term 6 2012

Changing school session times

Monthly Governor Bulletin

74 - Term 1 2011

Child Protection Information and the Data Protection Act

Monthly Governor Bulletin

50 - January 2008

Children in Care – Agreed Protocol on Exclusions Children in Care; New Model Policy Children in Care: Named Governors' Annual Report Clerks Performance Management Co-Chairs: Legal Advice Code of Conduct for School Staff-inc social networking Code of Practice for School Governors Collaboration Collective Worship; Guidance and Model Policy for Schools Community Cohesion: Ofsted View Complaints; Guidance on handling school complaints Constitution of the Governing Body: How many governors do we need?

Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Monthly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin

77 – Term 4 2012 71 – Term 4 2011 70 - Term 4 2011 69 – Term 2 2010/11 58 - March 2009 72 Term 5 2011 78 – Term 5 2012 31 – Spring 2010 75 – Term 2 2011/12 29 - Summer 2009 72 - Term 5 2011

Deputy Headteachers: Appointment Reminder

The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Monthly Governor Bulletin

Designated Teacher for Looked after Children; Statutory Guidance

Termly Governor Bulletin

64 - Term 3 2010

Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor

82 – Term 3 2012 38- Summer 2012 40 – Spring 2013

Data Dashboard Data Dashboard Launched Dealing with Allegations against Staff Dedicated Headship Time

Disclosure and Barring Scheme Early Years Foundation Stage – New Framework EBCs shelved Effective Governing Bodies ‘ Learning from the best’ OFSTED report Education Bill Education Provision for Improving Behaviour Regulations Emotional Health and Wellbeing Development in Schools English Baccalaureate

39 – Autumn 2012 84 – Term 5 2013 40 – Spring 2013 75 – Term 2 2011/12 28 - Spring 2009 51 - March 2008

35 – Summer 2011 35 – Summer 2011

Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act and it’s impact on Recruitment Practices Exclusion Powers; A Reminder

The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor

33 – Winter 2010 40 – Spring 2013

Exclusion: Guidance on Improving Behaviour and Attendance

The Bristol Governor

25 - Spring 2008

Ensuring Good Behaviour; Guidance

66 – Term 6 2010 78 – Term 5 2012 39 – Autumn 2012 78 – Term 5 2012 76 – Term 3 2012

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Exclusion powers change

The Bristol Governor

Expectations Headteacher and Governing Body can have of each other

Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Monthly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor

Extended Services: a Quick Guide EZPZ Pay? It’s easy peasy Financial Management in Schools: Update Fraud Risks in Schools; Advice for Governors Gifted and Talented Governance Self Review Tool Governing Body Year Planner 2012/13 Governors Charter and Code of Practice for School Governors Governors Guide to the Law Published Governor Recruitment Governor's Personal Conduct Governors’ Virtual Office Grievances against the Headteacher Guidance on Covering PPA Time Handling allegation of abuse; new guidance Headteacher Appointments; what questions should you be asking?

The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Monthly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Monthly Governor Bulletin

38– Summer 2012 82 – Term 3 2012 60 - Term 6 2009 75 – Term 2 2011/12 71 – Term 4 2011 76 – Term 3 2012 31 – Spring 2010 55 - October 2008 38 – Summer 2012 40 – Spring 2013 79 – Term 6 2012 25 - Spring 2008 50 - January 2008 64 – Term 3 2010 82 – Term 3 2012 75 – Term 2 2011/12 81– Term 2 2012/13 51 - March 2008

Headteachers Pay: Limit On The Value of Discretions

Termly Governor Bulletin

73 – Term 6 2011

Headteachers Performance Management

Termly Governor Bulletin

77 – Term 4 2012

The Bristol Governor

35 - Summer 2011

Headteacher’s Report to Governors; new guidance

Termly Governor Bulletin

84 - Term 5 2013

Health & Safety; Reporting Incidents and 'Near Misses'

Monthly Governor Bulletin

56 - December 2008

Health & Safety; CYPS Manual Handling Policy - Pupils

Monthly Governor Bulletin

52 - May 2008

Headteacher Recruitment Toolkit

Induction of newly qualified teachers Informal Tenancies Advice Information Packs for governors Information for Parents; Legal requirements change Inspection of local authority school improvement functions Job Descriptions for “Named Governors” Kids Company Lamb Enquiry; SEN System Leadership of more than one school

Termly Governor Bulletin Monthly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor

78 – Term 5 2012 51 - March 2008 78 – Term 5 2012 78 – Term 5 2011/12 83 – Term 4 - 2013 69 – Term 2 2010/11 40 - Spring 2013 31 – Spring 2010 36 – Autumn 2011

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Leave of Absence Local Government Ombudsman’s Role in School Complaints to Cease Management of Change Policy Managing Attendance Policy Media Toolkit for Schools Minute Taking Minute Writing; Updated Guidance Mobile phones in School; template policies Monitoring and Evaluation Programme National Curriculum Review National Curriculum Tests: 2012 Changes National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) Ofsted Inspection Framework – revised from September 2012 Ofsted Inspection - Safeguarding Children Elements Ofsted 2012: New Inspection Framework Ofsted to recommend external reviews of governance Ofsted – What do they expect to see - Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development One-to-One Tuition Online e-recruitment system for schools Parent Council: What it can do for your School Parent Governor Role; Guidance article Parent View Pay Increase for Support Staff Pay Policy Pay Policy 2010

Monthly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Monthly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin

47 - September 2007 78 – Term 5 2012 70 – Term 3 2011 67 – Term 6 2010 54 - September 2008 66 - Term 5 2010 84 – Term 5 2013 79 – Term 6 2012

The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin

33 – Winter 2010 34-Spring 2011 36 – Autumn 2011

The Bristol Governor

39 – Autumn 2012

Termly Governor Bulletin The Bristol Governor Termly Governor

65 - Term 4 2010 36 – Autumn 2011 81– Term 2 2012/13

The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor The Bristol Governor Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin Termly Governor Bulletin

76 – Term 3 2012

38 – Summer 2012 34 – Spring 2011 32 – Summer 2010 26 - Summer 2008 77 – Term 4 2012 84 – Term 5 2013 73 – Term 6 2011 82 – Term 3 2012 70 - Term 3 2011

Performance Management: Headteacher Annual Report

Monthly Governor Bulletin

55 - October 2008

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education

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60 - Term 6 2009

PPA Cover and Cover Supervision - Deployment of Support Staff

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53 - July 2008

Pre-employment Health Screening Preventing Violent Extremism Primary school floor standard Private Fostering Arrangements Protocol On Exclusions Public Liability Insurance for School Governors

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SEN: Assessing Pupil Progress SEN Funding Scheme Review SEN Green Paper SEN Mandatory training for newly appointed SENCOs

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Staff Improving Performance

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73 – Term 6 2011

Staff Performance

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SENCO Regulations Sex Education for Teenagers Site Security Recommendations Skills Audit; A Better Way? Snow, snow, snow! A Message from Bill Crocker Social Networking Policy Staff Appeal Hearings Staff Employment in Schools; Guidance Staff Governors Staff Health & Wellbeing Strategy for our Education Establishments

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