Bulletins

The Current Bulletin

Summer 2020

Platform to boost workplace skills ..................... 2

Skilled Governors needed................................... 3

SGA Chair Report .............................................. 3

Orbis Fraud Briefing .......................................... 4

Strictly Governance Training ............................. 5

Take a break to reflect......................................... 5

Education settings............................................... 6

News form NGA................................................. 7

Department for Artificial Intelligence ................ 8

Extra Mental Health Support.............................. 10

Billion pound COVID Catch-up......................... 13

Covid-19: Getting Tested ................................... 15

What Ofsted means by a serious incident................................................................ 17

Come Back Soon ................................................ 20






SGA AGM Conference 2019

Their slide presentations are contained in the combined presentation below which is downloadable except the slides of Prof. Dr Anne Bamford OBE are only available to attendees at the conference.
The Chair’s annual report is also available here.
In a few day time the conference reports will become available all of which will be part of the Autumn Bulletin

SGA AGM 2019 Presentation


SGA Chairs Report 2019



SCC Bulletin forword with Liz Mills

Dave Hill CBE

I would like to thank everyone in schools who have sent their condolences upon hearing the tragic announcement of the sudden death of our friend and colleague Dave Hill CBE. Dave was Executive Director of Children, Lifelong ....Read More


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Take a Break To Reflect

By Geoffrey Hackett

Having faced so much change that has been forced upon us all by the events surrounding the challenges in fighting the coronavirus pandemic might, I suggest we pause over a coffee and think...Read more


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Some Governors and Trustees have said they did not receive the last bulletin. We have traditionally circulated through schools via Headteachers and Clerks but names change and some items become diverted to junk mail. If you are not receiving your copy and borrowing a friends, you can ask us to send your copies direct to you .Simply send your email address and the school’s name where you govern to admin@surreygovernance.org.uk. Membership is currently free to all Surrey Governors and Trustees

The SGA Bulletins - are for everyone in Surrey education



Give three cheers for failure - give it a Gold Star

An article which looks at the puzzling complexities of the education world which lead to understanding why collaboration, cooperation, communication is so important.

From time to time we all need the challenge of a Read more...




Why are you in School Goverance?

You may think what sort of impertinence is in that question, after all what I do with my time and money is up to me. True but the question I am asked most by governors Read more...



Are you an Inclusive school or are you just missing out.

That there are very many hard working and dedi- cated people in Surrey education is not in doubt and the results overall would tend to reflect that these achievements have been gained in a system which has been very stable for the last 14 or more years but systems become dated and time, tech- nology, economy and society has moved on. Read more on page 12



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



Surrey Governance Association and SEND Teaching School agree to Link

Geoffrey Hackett Chair 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

"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


The challenge of the century for all in Surrey Governance

An article by Geoffrey Hackett listing some of the potential challenges to some Governors in some schools today the question is do any of these affect you Read more...

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