Resources for Governors

DAG provides resources for Devon governors in many ways, including the following:


For GBs seeking advice about Academies, a range of information about Academies from a variety of sources.

Best Practice Guidance

What Governing Boards Should Expect From School Leaders And What School Leaders Should Expect From Governing Boards

Busy Governor’s Guides

DAG recognises that governors don’t always have lots of time to search out the latest information on areas of good practice or Department for Education initiatives so we have come up with one page guides on a variety of subjects to help make the most of your time.


Terms and abbreviations commonly used in Education, nationally and locally.

Governing Body/Board ‘Fit for Purpose’ Quiz

Are you “Fit for Purpose” as a governor, director or clerk? Find out.

Ofsted Update

Since September 2012 schools have been judged against the latest revised Ofsted criteria.

Small School Checklist

To support small schools and those considering partnership working with small schools to investigate and discuss the issues around future planning and viability. This can be read in tandem with the People’s Scrutiny Committee of Devon County Council Small Schools Task Group Report.

Useful web sites

Links to websites with useful information for governors, directors and clerks.

Latest News

Spring Statement 2018

The Chancellor’s statement didn’t really spring any surprises for education, but governors and trustees should note the changes to the National Living and National Minimum Wage from 1st April 2018 as advised in the autumn Budget. The hourly ...

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Posted: 18th Mar 2018

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Spotlight on Exclusions

The government has just announced a review in to school exclusions and is examining differences across the country in exclusion rates and practices. For information on what the review will be covering see our DAG article: Exclusions Review and ...

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Posted: 18th Mar 2018

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