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For Action 29 02 2012
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Moderation meetings for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (View Document)

Free Regional Governor Training workshops in March
I have been asked by the National College to publicise this free training workshop. It is intended for Chairs of Governors and Head teachers. Please could you bring the attached flyer to the attention of your chair? (View Document)

The National College for School Leadership are offering Chairs of Governors and Finance Governors places.
FREE OF CHARGE, on a local one day workshop which considers the practical issues of implementing the Schools Financial Value Standard in order to ensure secure financial management.  Please could you bring this to the attention of your chair/finance governors. (View Document)

This is a reminder to all schools of their duties under the Equality Act 2010, following on from the presentations at both the Primary and Secondary Headteacher Forums - specifically around Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) and Equality Objectives.  


 A reminder of the agreed approach is that schools will:

  • Prioritise those policies that must be EIA'd prior to 6th April 2012 and complete an EIA.
  • Conduct EIAs on the remaining policies at their next review.
  • Begin work on Equality Objectives so that they are ready for Governing Bodies to review and adopt in FGB meetings in the spring term (deadline for publication of objectives 6th April 2012).

In support of this, Children's Services' Policy, Planning and Performance team will:

  • Deliver training to Governors via the training schedule.
  • Offer support to schools as requested around completion or scrutiny of EIAs.  During the forums the possibility of schools meeting up to complete an EIA on a fairly standard policy as a workshop style event was discussed.  Should any schools wish to pursue this please contact us.
  • Ensure that any policies or procedures issued from the Local Authority are accompanied by a completed EIA, which schools can scrutinise and adopt with the policy - whilst ensuring it is amended if applicable to reflect the individual school.

If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to contact either Beth Speak on (01254) 666421 or via email



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