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

Free school expansion?

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has called for more free schools to be opened in the Midlands, the North of England and the South West of England. It is reported that in recent years, the free schools programme has been used to provide extra ...

No Comments

Posted: 23rd Jan 2020

View full article >

School Governance Update January 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the first of its two Spring Term School Governance Updates. This update relates to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England and is aimed at governors, trustees, chairs ...

No Comments

Posted: 22nd Jan 2020

View full article >

Latest Newsletters

Issue 167, 16th Jan 2020

Issue 166, 18th Dec 2019

Issue 165, 12th Dec 2019

Issue 164, 28th Nov 2019

Issue 163, 14th Nov 2019