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

The role of trustees following Wakefield City Academy Trust failure

A national leader of governance, Martin Matthews has written an article for Schools Week asking what happens to the trustees following a trust failure. He suggests that the deeper scandal of Wakefield City Academy Trust is that it could all too ...

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Posted: 17th Oct 2019

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Engaging parents with relationships education policy in Primary Schools

A guide for primary headteachers setting out why they must engage parents on their school's relationships education policy and tips on how to do so has just been published. From September 2020, relationships education will be compulsory for ...

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Posted: 16th Oct 2019

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