Resources for Governors

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

Academies

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.

Glossary

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

Information about how pupils will be assessed for GCSEs and A-levels to be published next week

It is reported that Ofqual is working on plans to implement the arrangements announced by the government last week. Whilst schools may have to wait longer for details of how moderation and appeals will work, the Education Secretary’s ...

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Posted: 1st Apr 2020

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DfE Governance Update 25 March 2020

This Department for Education (DfE) governance update reiterates the key messages and guidance published by the department in the last week, especially around school closures and seeks to provide some clarity on specific issues that will be at the ...

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Posted: 31st Mar 2020

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