Committee function documents for Surrey Schools Forum

Surrey Schools Forum
Information on the role of the Schools Forum. Governor representatives are indicated in Bold type.
Surrey Schools Forum Dec 2019.pdf
Microsoft Word document [63.0 KB]

Education & Skills Board
Education and Skills Board.pdf
Microsoft Word document [35.5 KB]

Schools Alliance for Excellence

Upcoming SAfE Events for Governors

Governor Roundtable
April 21st - 10-11.00am

For this roundtable we will be looking at the theme: 'Exploring the options for Collaboration', particularly for small schools seeking ways to support sustainability.

These roundtables will run alongside our half-termly Governor Webinars, held by SAfE’s Governance Adviser Ruth Murton. If you would like to participate in this event, please contact

Special School Governor Network
April 29th - 5.30-6.30pm - Click here to book your place!

In this Network we will be exploring the CPD and general development needs of Special School Governors; how these are different to mainstream school governors and how they should be met.

Support for Governors Webinar
May 5th - 7.00-8.00pm - Click here to book your place!

Our next Webinar will be held on May 5th and will approach the topic of exploring the options for collaboration of schools both informal and formal, as well as any ‘key news’ from Surrey and the Government.

For more information about how we are supporting governors and booking details of our upcoming events, please visit the SAfE website.

Best wishes, on behalf of
Schools Alliance for Excellence

Best wishes, on behalf of
Schools Alliance for Excellence

SAfE and Surrey County Council webinar 27th January 2021

Dear Governors,

We are hosting a webinar on Wednesday 27th January at 7.00pm, especially for Surrey governors/trustees, which will focus on key topics important to Surrey governors and to allow you to pose your questions.

The panel will be made up of Maria Dawes (SAfE) and Jane Winterbone (Surrey County Council). During the webinar we will be exploring:

A COVID - latest updates with a particular focus on Remote Learning
Head Teacher Recruitment
Schools’ response to COVID
Support provided by SAfE and Surrey CC to schools
This webinar will be hosted by our Governance Adviser Ruth Murton, a National Leader of Governance and Special Adviser on governance to the Department of Education.

If you have questions you would like to raise in advance, please send them to Ruth Murton ( or post them on the SAfE website Governor Support section.
For those of you who are unable to attend the webinar live, but would still like to receive a copy of a recording of the event, please choose this option when selecting your ticket. Link here:

Kind Regards
SAfE Team

Schools Alliance for Excellence
01483 749954

For more information on the Schools Alliance for Excellence Please vist thier website

Meeting Dates

Here are the Meetings dates for Surrey Governance Association, Surrey County Council, Cognus and National Governace Association, Strictly Education 4S and Others.

Local Committees with governor representation

Education & Skills Board Peter Corns, a governor at St Augustine's Primary School..

There is a vacancy for the other position.
Surrey Schools Forum Geoffrey Hackett primary school governor representative

Fred Greaves secondary school governor representative

Eric Peacock primary school governor representative
Surrey Educational Trust Rosemary Hucker

The above are governor representatives on local committees. We have asked each group to provide a summary of the work they do, together with any examples of where they have influenced local policy.

Please see the following documents for an outline of each committee function.

Next Executive Meeting:

The SGA Executive Meeting will be at 18.30 Thursday 3rd June 2021

Please note there are as yet, no planned Chairs of governance meetings this summer term, pending developments in the Schools-Led System please watch this space for dates when they are announced thank you

Better Governor Webinar Schedule

Governor Vacancy on Education and Skills Board

Following the election of two Parent Governor Representatives onto Surrey County Council's Education and Skills Board earlier this year, Martin Lock has unfortunately had to stand down from the Board; as a result the Board has another vacancy to fill. Surrey Governors' Association wishes to notify attendees of this vacancy, The SGA will to help administer an election for the position later this year at the Autumn conference.

Strictly 4S Events