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Notice of RGA Annual General Meeting

Dear members,

In accordance with the Reading Governance Association Constitution agreed on 26th June 2019, section 8.(i), the Executive Committee hereby gives notice of the Annual General Meeting, to be held on 29th June 2021, via MS Teams… Read more →

New Finance Governor Network date just announced

Due to popular demand, there will be an additional Finance Governor Network meeting this year, on Monday 14th June at 6:30.  Many governors were unable to attend the March meeting, and so this event will largely repeat the training again, but with the … Read more →

Finance Governor Network

The new network for Finance Governors met for the first time on 8th March and feedback from those who attended was very positive.  It was agreed that this is a much-needed training resource for all governors who have completed their initial induction into finance as … Read more →

Polling Station Issue Update

We were contacted recently by RGA members struggling to balance instruction from the DFE to keep all schools open to keyworker and vulnerable children whilst acting as polling stations on 6th May.  Risk assessments indicated the two activities were … Read more →

How and why should school governors support staff mental health and wellbeing?

By now you’ll be all too aware of the pressures the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on all those involved in education. As schools are confronted with more challenging weeks ahead, Governors for Schools has launched a Wellbeing Governors campaign, focusing … Read more →

RGA launches a new network for Finance Governors

Due to demand from members, your RGA is launching a new network to support governors with specific responsibility for monitoring finances. Led by Matt Espley, who is  Business Manager/CFO at Ditton Park Academy… Read more →

Hello From Our New Clerk

Hello, my name is Hazel Archer and I have recently joined the RGA team as Clerk. Those of you who have been Clerks or Governors for some years will remember me from my time with Governor Services for Reading Borough Council. I am currently working as … Read more →

Updates from The Schools & Academies Show are available now

This month’s SAAS runs from 17-20 November, and is being held remotely.  For those of you who have not been able to access some of the events, but are interested in hearing the latest views across senior players in the education system, we have … Read more →

Improving the diversity of your governing board

Governors for Schools, in collaboration with Diverse Educators, is running a series of free webinars on why we should and how we can diversify governing and trust boards.  Initially, the series will focus on how your current board can develop, moving on to supporting … Read more →

Useful resources for Safeguarding Governors

West Berkshire LA recently ran a safeguarding course for governors and have kindly agreed to let us share an online recording of the course as well as their excellent safeguarding toolkit.  Please note, that safeguarding governors are required to complete formal training … Read more →


AGM & Summer Conference: The Future of Education
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