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Items archived from NGA - Items archived from Bulletins - Items archived from News
Items archived from SCC - Items archived from Ofsted - Other items archived for reference

Family Learning in Surrey

Family Learning is funded provision run in partnership with schools and usually on school premises. It aims to engage with and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and their families.

Family Learning results in a wide range of benefits for children, families and schools: helps to close the attainment gap; improves parental engagement in children's learning; improves pupil behaviour and raises aspirations of children and families.

If a school would like to work with Family Learning to engage with families that they feel would benefit from this funded provision they need to contact by phone or email one of the Assistant Curriculum Managers who will arrange to visit the school and plan a programme together.

We will require the school to provide a suitable room/s for learning, a point of contact in the school and to actively engage and recruit the families for the Family Learning courses. Family Learning provide marketing materials, fully qualified tutors and the resources for the courses..

Surrey Education in Partnership

Sustainable and inclusive schools-led education
National education policy and funding changes are transforming education and driving the transition to a schools-led system.

This journey will see roles, responsibilities, lines of accountability and funding arrangements changing. Through the Education in Partnership (EiP) programme, the council is working with education providers and other stakeholders.

Click here for more information and downloads.

SGA Strategic plan

Updated every year and the core of our meetings.Here is the 2012-13 version.

If you would like to comment on it, or feel we should add to it, please contact us via email.Action Plan 2012-13.docx

NGA Report 2018

Items archived from SCC

The links will take you straight to the on-line version of the Surrey Schools Bulletin. The latest issues are on the 'Whats New' page. Remember that you can become a subscriber by contacting the LA.

2019 Bulletins

July Bulletins

Schools Bulletins - Issue 275
Schools Bulletins - Issue 274

June Bulletins

Schools Bulletins - Issue 273
Schools Bulletins - Issue 272
Schools Bulletins - Issue 271

May Bulletins

Schools Bulletin - Issue 270
Schools Bulletin - Issue 269

April Bulletins

Schools Bulletin - Issue 268
Schools Bulletin - Issue 267

March Bulletins

Schools Bulletin - Issue 266
Schools Bulletin - Issue 265
Schools Bulletin - Issue 264

Feburary Bulletins

Schools Bulletin - Issue 263
Schools Bulletin - Issue 262
Schools Bulletin - Issue 261

January Bulletins

Schools Bulletin - Issue 260
Schools Bulletin - Issue 259
Schools Bulletin - Issue 258
Schools Bulletin - Issue 257
Schools Bulletin - Issue 256

2018 Bulletins

Schools Bulletin - Issue 255 Nov 29
Schools Bulletin - Issue 254 Nov 21
Schools Bulletin - Issue 253 Nov 13
Schools Bulletin - Issue 252 Nov 1

Schools Bulletin - Issue 251 Oct 19
Schools Bulletin - Issue 250 Oct 11
Schools Bulletin - Issue 249 Oct 4

Schools Bulletin - Issue 248 Sep 19
Schools Bulletin - Issue 247 Sep 13
Schools Bulletin - Issue 246 Sept 6

For Even older

Historic Information

The National College -
offering new resources for Governors

On 1 April 2013, the National College merged with the Teaching Agency to become the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

The new agency has two key aims: improving the quality of the workforce; and helping schools to help each other to improve. NCTL now covers training and information for Governors.

This link is to direct Governors to another useful resource.

Improving Governors - a new resource from Ofsted
This new powerpoint presentation on improving Governors can be used as an aid to to reflect on the effectivemness of the governing body.
Improving Governors.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [2.1 MB]

Inspecting Safeguarding Briefing - Jan 2013
Inspecting safeguarding briefing 2013.doc
Microsoft Word document [690.0 KB]

New Advice on Health & Safety - Dec 2012
DfE - New advice on HS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [341.2 KB]

Changes to Disclosure & Barring - September 2012
Changes toDisclosure Barring.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [314.5 KB]

Items archived from NGA

Items archived from Training

An Exciting Change – Opportunity or the same old?

by Geoffrey Hackett Another in my series of articles to provoke action in formulating our School-Led System. Challenge - A story for two readers

Are we in Governance becoming More popular with Ofsted?

A Tale of Two Ofsteds By Geoffrey Hackett

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens

There is no doubt today that governance is being featured more in the effective running of schools than for many a year. There is a clear call for Governors, Trustees and Executive to be read more…

Read as a PDF

Items archived from News

Important information for CEOS, Head teachers, and Chairs from Liz Mills SCC

Dear Colleagues,

I want to start this update by saying thank you for the extraordinary effort and measures that you have been taking to put education provision in place for Monday 23rd March. Most of you will have been working over the weekend, organising staff and identifying vulnerable children and the children of key workers in order to meet our duties to remain open. There is still a great deal of ambiguity and uncertainty and we are seeking to resolve as much as possible with DFE, as quickly as possible. Just a reminder that on Friday 20th we received updated guidance. ....Read More

Secondary Heads’ Phase Council : Supporting our Headteachers in Surrey


Surrey’s Secondary Headteachers’ Phase Council is an organisation which advocates on behalf of the Headteachers of Surrey’s state-funded secondary schools. Central to this purpose is the provision of support to all secondary heads: to protect and promote their welfare and well-being.

We recognise that leadership in schools, against the backdrop of constant change and with limited resource, can be very demanding, challenging and at times -
read more

Our reputation for finding places for Governors is growing, as is our reputation for finding Governors for places – see schools page top right

Adoption Support Fund new multi-million pound package

Thousands more children in care are set to benefit from stable, loving families following a £45 million boost to adoption services that offer music activities, play therapy and family support sessions. Read More...

SGA AGM Conference 2019

SGA AGM 2019 Presentation

SGA Chairs Report 2019

New Year’s Honours List 2020

Page summary
A total of 84 people have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to education, children’s services and improving social mobility in the New Year’s Honours List 2020.

Children's Minister Michelle Donelan has called on families to give children the gift of reading this Christmas

Page summary Children’s Minister Michelle Donelan has called on families to give children the gift of reading this Christmas. Read More...

Surrey Governance Association and SEND Teaching School agree to Link

Geoffrey Hackett of SGA writes: - This link between our two websites illustrates the increasing need to share experience and knowledge not only across education but up and down each strand of education.... Read more

SATs results show more primary pupils reach the highest standards

Increase in pupils reaching the highest standard at the end of primary school

Published 5 September 2019

Widening participation in higher education: 2019

Condition Improvement Fund

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2019

Statistics: childcare and early years

Implementing mandatory minimum per pupil funding levels

School and college funding: response to the select committee report

Local areas get breakdown in first stage of £14bn funding boost

Copyright licences for state schools in England

Experimental apprenticeships data visualisations

School census autumn 2019 to summer 2020: school summary report

Letters to academy trusts about poor performance

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020

Pupil premium: effective use and accountability

Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2019 to August 2020

Ofsted Parent View: management information

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

Ofsted inspections of further education and skills providers

Ofsted's ethical research policy

Exploring Ofsted inspection data with Data View

Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019

The Governance Handbook 2019

Latest Ofsted inspection report on Surrey County Children's Services

Young Epilepsy

School Inspection Handbook

School inspection handbook (EIF)

Section 8 school inspection handbook (EIF)

Team or ladder

This is written to all on the list or all on any list because the change process being enacted now matters to all in Surrey Education. team or ladder.docx

Spring 2019 Bulletin available

18 Packed pages of reports, articles and infomation for Surrey Governance.

Read the Bulletin PDF

"Character and Resilience are key to social Mobility"

says Education Secretary Damian Hinds in the Lead article of the SGA Summer Bulletin open the PDF here

Amanda Spielman's speech to the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector discussed her visits to 3 schools in the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area and the new inspection framework consultation.

1:03pm, 2 May 2019: First published.

Damian Hinds' speech at the 2019 NAHT conference

The Education Secretary addresses the National Association of Head Teachers’ annual meeting in Telford

4:59pm, 3 May 2019: First published.

An Exciting Change – Opportunity or the same old? by Geoffrey Hackett

Another in my series of articles to provoke action in formulating our School-Led System. Challenge - A story for two readers

Primary School accountability

Technical guidance on primary accountability, school-level progress measures and similar schools. There is a video which explains the new primary school accountability system we recommend watching, it only lasts 4 minutes and you can watch it here.

The winter 2018/19 SGA Bulletin

The full reports and slides from the last SGA conference, training guides for Governors, The bulletin also contains feature articles both of specific and general interest. All in this, the SGA Bulletin they tried to ban.

If we adopt a Schools-Led System, what opportunities present themselves for improving education?

For all people dedicated to the support, development and enhancement of the world of education, the principle challenge is to find the rare opportunity to implement the improvements years of practice and peer debate tell us will make a meaningful difference to future generations... Read More

Education Secretary issues a Call to arms for School Goverenors

There are around 250,000 experienced Governors and Trustees across the country – including many parents – selflessly providing their time, energy, and guidance to support schools to provide the very best education for children... Read More

Time for goverance to take a strategic lead

For a Schools-Led System to develop effectively from within the current individual school structures it will need to become stronger through: - collaboration, cooperation and rationalisation.This needs strong leadership as well as good supportive management hence the importance of understanding the difference between... Read More

Items archived from Bulletins

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Summer 2017

Spring Newsletter 2012

Contributions and Reports

The challenge of fitting a Schools-Led System around a SAfE hub awaits our return

The Executive of SGA wish all in Surrey Governance a happy holiday. It has been a busy year with the cessation of the Babcock 4S contract, the movement to a Schools-Led System, the introduction to the STSN, the arrival of Cognus, the introduction of a new partnership with SAfE... Read more

Read the SGA Bulletin they tried to ban

Winter bulletin

Strange but true some people tried to ban the circulation of this paper - The winter 2018/19 SGA Bulletin.

Do you want your freedom to information as a Governor banned by anyone in your school? ... Read More

Link to bulletin PDF

Items archived from Ofsted

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information published monthly and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.
9:30am, 11 April 2019: Published management information as at 31 March 2019.

Local area SEND inspections: information for families

Information for families about inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
3:29pm, 10 April 2019: Added revisit dates for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Ofsted annual fostering data collection

Guidance and a suggested template for local authorities and independent fostering agencies to use when sending fostering data to Ofsted.

12:50pm, 10 April 2019: In preparation for the launch of Ofsted’s annual fostering data collection 2018 to 2019 the upload template, guidance and troubleshooting page have been updated. The fostering collection runs from 15 April 2019 until 30 June 2019.

Other items archived for reference

A warm welcome to COGNUS

Cognus Governor Services As from 1 April 2019, COGNUS, in conjunction with Merton LA Governor Services is pleased to be providing Surrey County Council’s statutory responsibilities in relation to school governance. This includes the Read more...

The transition out of the Babcock4S contract

The SCC guide to changes following the cessation of the Babcock 4S contract a very useful guide in grid form is available here. Read More...

DfE Consultations

SATs results show more primary pupils reach the highest standards

Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP)

Schools financial value standard (SFVS)

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

School improvement support for the 2019 to 2020 academic year

Statistics at DfE

Statistics at DfE

Primary school accountability

£30,000 starting salaries proposed for teachers

Keeping children safe in education

New drive to continue boosting standards in schools

Chancellor announces £400 million investment for 16-19 year olds’ education

Prime Minister boosts schools with £14 billion package

COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities

School to school (S2S) data transfer system: guides

Early years census: guide to submitting data

Statistics at DfE

School census autumn 2019 to summer 2020: school summary report

New school proposals

Sex and relationship education

Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education

Statistics: exclusions

Statistics: further education and skills

Statistics: initial teacher training

Teacher subject specialism training (TSST) courses

Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships: funding manual

How to access Department for Education (DfE) data extracts

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

Academies sector annual reports and accounts

DfE consolidated annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019

Society-wide mission to tackle early literacy and communication

Free schools: how to apply

School and college performance tables: statements of intent

School teachers’ pay to rise by 2.75%

Grenfell community to get further education funding boost

Independent special schools and colleges

Adoption support fund: long-term follow-up

Education Secretary calls for children to spend summer outdoors

Reducing teacher workload

Emergency school improvement fund (non-capital)

School improvement systems in high-performing countries

Brexit: preparations for higher education institutions

Brexit: preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers

Brexit: preparations for schools in England

Teachers’ pension scheme regulations: proposed changes

Tailored review of the Student Loans Company

School capital funding

DfE Government Major Projects Portfolio data, 2019

University boosts earnings by around 20% across the country

School attendance: guidance for schools

Scheme to help adults retrain gets underway

Local authority schools to be more transparent and accountable

New qualifications to help teachers progress their careers

Data burdens on schools

School leaders crack down on workload

Teacher workload advisory group report and government response

Changes to the professional skills test for teachers

Asbestos data collections

Health and safety in schools

Asbestos management assurance process (AMAP) user guide

Teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG)

School sport and activity action plan

Primary PE and sport premium survey

Children to have greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of physical activity every day

DfE: small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) action plan

National professional qualifications (NPQs): list of providers

Understanding child and adolescent wellbeing: a system map

National mental health programme between schools and NHS

Accelerated degree courses: impact assessment and equality analysis

Eighty-thousand more children in good or outstanding sponsored academies

Statistics: further education and skills

FE data library: help for finding data

National pupil projections: July 2018 (2019 update)

New masterclass to prepare students for independent living

Statistics: key stage 2

Salaries of top academy bosses to be fair, proportionate and justified

Healthy schools rating scheme

Higher technical education interim impact assessments

Improving higher technical education

Education Secretary to work with sector on special needs funding

Thousands of new teachers to benefit from extra support

Strengthened guidance on academy trust finances

The deployment of teaching assistants in schools

Relationships, sex and health education: guides for schools

Statistics: school and pupil numbers

Department for Education single departmental plan

Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

Strengthening families protecting children programme

How to open a maths school

School census: guide to submitting data

Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust

Outcomes for pupils at the end of KS4 by geography

Thousands of new school places in underperforming areas

DfE and executive agency spend over £25,000: 2019 to 2020

Teachers’ pension scheme

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020

Statistics: school applications

30 hours free childcare: Summer term 2019

Statistics: childcare and early years

Academy sponsor contact list

Early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers

School buildings: construction framework

School buildings: construction framework templates

Mainstream schools: schedule of accommodation tools

School exclusions review: call for evidence

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

Statistics at DfE

Revised direction issued to Northamptonshire county council

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2018

Statistics: school and pupil numbers

£18.5 million to boost diversity in AI tech roles and innovation in online training for adults

School capital funding

School workforce census 2019: technical information

Small-scale research projects: summaries

Universities told to stamp out antisemitism on campus

Statistics: school and pupil numbers

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2018

Digital functional skills qualifications: subject content

Improvement notices and directions

Strengthening families protecting children programme

School census 2019 to 2020: technical information

16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers

Department for Education non-executive appointments

Schools backed to tackle bad behaviour
Education Secretary confirms plans to simplify school accountability

Damian Hinds' speech at the 2019 NAHT conference

School census: guide to submitting data

School census autumn 2019 to summer 2020: school summary report

Independent special schools and colleges

School imporvement support for 2018 to 2019: academic year

School imporvement support for 2018 to 2019: summary statistics

Academy and school governance: professional development

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2018 to 2019

Regulating independent schools

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2019

International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth

Plans to boost international student numbers and income

Common basic data set (CBDS): database

School census 2019 to 2020: technical information

EU Exit: no deal preparations for local authority children’s services in England

UK students in the EU: continuing your studies

Student finance arrangements in a no deal scenario

Evidence to the STRB: 2019 pay award for school staff

Performance reporting: FE college groups and multi-site colleges

Early education and childcare workforce: level 2 qualifications

Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper

Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE

Relationships (and sex) education and health education

Childcare workers: changes to disqualification arrangements

Insolvency regime for further education and sixth-form colleges

Improving further education workforce data: call for evidence

Social Work England: secondary legislative framework

Implementation of T Level programmes

Staffing and employment advice for schools