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NGA – School reopen to all pupils: key changes to control measures

The Department for Education (DfE) have published updated operational guidance for schools in preparation for full reopening on 8 March. This information sheet summarises key elements of the guidance and outlines the role of governing boards in supporting reopening. From 8 March: ◼ Attendance will be mandatory for all pupils (except those who are clinically […]

NGA support joint statement on wider opening of schools in England

Release date: 19/02/2021 Ahead of the Prime Minister’s expected announcement on Monday 22 February regarding the further opening of schools and colleges, the National Governance Association (NGA) has joined with eight other education associations and unions to make a joint statement. The other organisations involved are the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), GMB, National […]

Free Governor Training Spring 2021

Dear Governors, We are pleased to advise you of new dates for training sessions in the Spring term. These sessions are free and are open to any members of your governing board. The training will be online via MS Teams, starting at 6.30pm and will last for approximately one hour.  To register your place please […]

Voucher Reminder – Helping Hands vouchers (half term) and FSM vouchers (term time)

Dear Colleagues, Half term Helping Hand voucher reminder For all schools – Vouchers provided by Buckinghamshire Council Helping Hand Project, funded by the Winter Grant Scheme for every benefits-related free school meal pupil, to provide £15 support for vulnerable families with food during the half term holiday. Please remember to download the letters from Any […]

Update on testing from Public Health

Dear Colleagues, Please find below three guidance updates on testing in schools: Confirmatory PCR tests.  Colleagues will be aware that the requirement for a confirmatory PCR test, in the event of a member of staff getting a positive lateral flow device (LFD) result, has been removed for all such tests not being conducted at home.  […]

BASG February 2021 Newsletter No.2

AGM We were delighted to welcome over 70 governors at our AGM on 14 January 2021. Our Chair, Paul Randall, led the meeting on MS Teams to report on the annual accounts, elections to the Executive Committee and the considerable volume of BASG activity during 2020. With great pride and respect we welcomed the keynote […]

Schools Forum Elections February 2021

Sent on behalf of Christina Beevers, Senior Member Support and Development Officer Dear Headteachers and Chairs of Governors, The Schools Forum, an advisory body for matters relating to schools budgeting, is now looking for new members from the following schools: Primary Academy Primary (Junior) Maintained Primary (Infant) Maintained Secondary (Upper) Academy x2 PRUs x2 Instructions, […]

Funding for Digital Devices

SENT FROM GARETH DRAWMER- HEAD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING Dear Colleagues, We appreciate that, despite the DfE laptops scheme and the support currently being offered to Infant pupils through the funding from the Rothschild Foundation, some pupils in your school still do not have sufficient access to a digital device in their home to enable […]

BASG Executive Minutes 1st February 2021

Meeting: BASG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE   Date & Time: 1 February 2021 at 5.00pm   Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom   Present:     Paul Randall (Chair), Anne Sheddick (Vice Chair), Maggi Bull, Joanne Marchant, Peter Learner, Bernadette Allison, Jo Pearce, Martin Baxter, Andrew Brown, Gwyneth Langley (Secretary)       Agenda Item     Action […]