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DfE School Governance Update 25th March
Dear Governors, Trustees, Members, Clerks/Governance Professionals and Governor Services colleagues,
In this update you will find links to the latest departmental and government advice on the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and how this relates to the role of those on governing and trust boards and clerks/governance professionals.
Please note that this update is relevant to both maintained schools and academies.
Please click on the following link to go to the Governance Update page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-governance-update/school-governance-update-march-2020?utm_source=GT&utm_medium=Em&utm_campaign=Mar
If you would like to provide us with any further feedback on the content or format of this update please email: schoolgovernance.update@education.gov.uk.
If you have a query relating to Coronavirus please email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Thank you
School Governance Unit Department for Education

Hallam Festival of Education – A Message from the organisers:-
Friday 12th June 2020 – Tickets now on sale.
The June 2020 Hallam Festival of Education web site is now open for ticket sales.
We’ve already secured a range of brilliant speakers, performers and artists and will be adding more as we move towards June.
We’ve got great support from sponsors which is allowing us to keep tickets prices low again at £75 – with special reductions for any NQTs , trainees and Teaching Assistants at just £20 and for Mentors who work with the Sheffield Institute of Education at just £40.
We are also able to offer further discounts for schools / MATs wishing to purchase tickets for groups of their staff, I’d be very happy to discuss this with you .
Please go to https://www.hallamedfest.org.uk/ to book your tickets and join us for another fantastic festival on the 12th June!

Hallam Festival of Education – A Message from the organisers:-
Friday 12th June 2020 – Hold the date!
We are delighted to tell you that we are currently organising our second Hallam Festival of Education – “20:20 Vision for Education”. We’ll be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Forster Education Act and looking forward to the next 10 years, discussing and showcasing how our school system is responding to the current and emerging challenges.
We are busy developing ideas to make this as successful as our first festival and will be keeping you in touch as our planning progresses – but in the meantime, please do hold the date in your diary.