Bringing Reading Schools Closer Together


Ofsted & Oxfam Talks

The key speaker was Ofsted Inspector and Head of the Willink School, Peter Fry, who updated us on the proposed changes to the 2019 Framework. Read more →

The 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework is very different.

This two page summary from the Key gives you a useful heads up on what is changing. Download PDF.   Read more →

NGA Spring Regional Conferences

Booking for the NGA spring regional conferences is now open. The three conferences are:2 March – Manchester9 March – Brighton23 March – Birmingham The programmes for these events will focus on the curriculum with keynote sessions from Ofsted, Regional Schools Commissioners and the Head Teachers Board.  Places are free for NGA members but limited so book now to avoid disappointment.  The RGA… Read more →

Cultural Enrichment Opportunities

By Richard Stainthorp Many Reading-based organisations are keen to enrich the school curriculum – if any schools have specific requirements, I may be able to help, but here are two that could be applicable to any school. Potts VC Trust Educational Outreach We have run Trooper Potts Victoria Cross (VC) mornings for children at various schools. We start with students… Read more →

NGA – Autumn Conference Roundup

By Julia Cottee Highlights from the speech by Emma Knights, NGA CEO: Governance has an increasing profile with the DfE and the Secretary of State, with many good and bad stories reaching the national media. Ethical leadership should be at the absolute centre of what we do, and we must endeavour to make our voices heard by government. Funding, especially… Read more →

High Needs Provision

By Richard Stainthorp At the RBC Policy Committee on 26th November I asked the following question of Ashley Pearce, the new Lead Councillor for Education about the provision for students with Special Educational Needs: “The Government’s own figures show over 4,000 children with Education, Health and Care Plans have no educational provision, the number of children with complex needs is… Read more →

Happy New Year

From Richard Rolfe. RGA Officers would like to wish all our fellow governors in Reading a Happy New Year, and I hope we can all support each other to improved learning and outcomes for ALL Reading’s children in 2019. RGA’s AGM and Conference is fast approaching on Saturday 2nd February and our key theme this year will be ‘Mental Health… Read more →

Primary School Performance tables released for 2018

The department for education (DfE) has released the primary school performance tables for 2017/18. For each primary school, this includes the results for key stage two SATs and teacher assessments, and key stage one and two pupil progress measures in reading, writing and mathematics. This data will be particularly useful for those governing in terms of holding their lead executive… Read more →