Bringing Reading Schools Closer Together

Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the RGA website.  This is a place created by governors, for governors, to provide you with the latest local and national news, details of upcoming events and access to a wide range of resources.

The RGA is working in collaboration with Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) to agree the priorities for education in Reading and we support the current plan to embrace the Therapeutic Approaches to Learning Behaviour across the local authority.  During 2018/19, we have been working hard to increase the impact of our organisation – please read my latest Chair’s Report for a summary of our key activities this past year.

Whether you’re new to governance or an experienced chair, I hope you’ll find this site informative and we want to hear your views.  If something has gone really well in your school please tell us so we can share your best practice with others.  If you are facing a big challenge or worrying about a difficult decision, please get in touch.  Someone out there has been where you are and we are here to help.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events – please see our 2019/20 annual planner below.

Richard Rolfe


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Independent Panel Review training event: Thursday 3rd October

25th July 2019

Denefield School has commissioned the services of an external trainer to deliver training on the Independent Review Panel process that takes place if a parent appeals governors’ decisions to uphold a permanent exclusion.

Achieving a seamless transfer into a Multi Academy Trust

25th July 2019

Battle Primary Academy has had notable success recently, with its Ofsted judgement rising to ‘Good’ for the first time since joining NET Academies Trust in 2013.

Latest Ofsted monitoring visit of Reading children’s services judges progress to be slow, uneven and not always sustained

24th July 2019

The ninth monitoring visit since children’s services was judged inadequate in June 2016, was published on Friday 19th July.