Alan Richards’ Big Questions returns on Tuesday 17th November from 6pm to 7.30pm on Zoom.
Alan has assembled an expert panel from across the country to examine current issues in school and academy governance.
The panel comprises:

  • Tom Banham (CEO HCAT & NLE)
  • Jane Owens (@WirralGov and NLG)
  • Melanie Stokes (Team Leader, Wakefield Governor Services)
  • Peter Bell (Governance and Compliance Lead, Enhance Academy Trust)
  • Julia Skinner (Education leadership Consultant)

If you would like to join the discussion, please message Alan directly or contact the BGA admin@barnsleyga.org and we will pass your name on.

Governing in COVID-19 times: Continuity and recovery
Guidance for governing boards and clerks from the NGA

NGA Information Sheet 9 – Full Opening of Schools 10th July

DfE guidance for the full opening of schools

DfE School governance: coronavirus (COVID-19) June update

Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1st June – Latest DfE guidance (25th May )
Primary schools
Secondary Schools

All latest government documents
Overview of scientific advice and information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

NGA – Frequently Asked Questions on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS: NGA INFORMATION FOR GOVERNING BOARDS
Please see the links below

Frequently Asked Questions
Information Sheet 8 – reducing the impact of school closures on disadvantaged pupils 4th June
Information Sheet 7 from the NGA – Safe re-opening 21st May
Information Sheet 6 from the NGA – Staffing functions 14th May
Download guidance on Business continuity and holding virtual meetings Updated May 2020
Information Sheet 5 from the NGA 30th April
Latest Information 3rd April
Information Sheet 4 from the NGA 2nd April
Information Sheet 2 from the NGA 18th March

Governors Spring ForumLatest presentation available

Learners First – Governance Curriculum
Details of CPD opportunities for those holding governance  roles within MATS either at board or local level can be found here:- 

Governor Vacancies Latest vacancies added