Devon Association of GovernanceDevon Association of Governance

Autumn Conference 2019

Governance in a Changing Framework

Governance in a Changing Framework

The DAG Annual Conference was held on the morning of Saturday 9th November 2019, at County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QU. 

Places on the conference were FREE to all governors, trustees and clerks of schools and academies within the Devon LA area. Places were also free to Associate Member schools and academies.


Dawn Stabb and Cllr James McInnes – Devon Update and Governor Support

Presentation from Dawn Stabb

Dawn is Head of Education and Learning, Devon County Council.

Cllr James McInnes is the Chair of f40, a Devon County Councillor and a Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Schools. f40 is a group of 42 local authorities who are among the lowest funded for education in England.


Matthew Shanks – Worthless: the view of school funding announcements and the next steps required



Paul Walker and Matthew Shanks – The New Inspection Framework and the Curriculum

Presentation Ofsted Inspection Framework

Paul Walker is Chief Executive, First Federation. Matthew Shanks is Executive Principal, Education South West. They are both practitioners and Ofsted Inspectors.


Lee Elliot-Major – What schools can and can’t do to improve social mobility: what every governor should know.

Presentation from Lee Elliot Major

Lee is Professor of Social Mobility, Exeter University, a former Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust and the founding trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation.

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